The First Animal by Kandace Siobhan Walker

At the end of the world, there is a beach. The giant monkey who lives there likes to watch the waves come in and go out again. The waves’ reliability is therapeutic. Especially for an animal who lives at the intersection of the universe and its apocalypse. It is for this reason, being on the [...]

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A Walk by the River by Clarissa Wilson

I come for everyone alike, although they imagine me quite differently. Most think of me as brutal: I am, to their minds, a dark spectre sent to punish them. I come heralded by a knock on the door or the ringing of bells, tolling and knocking as a personal affront to them. Others imagine me [...]