MARIPOSAS by Adrian Carey

Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick up line, but is unable to perceive her when it matters most. Upon reading Samanta Schweblin’s short story “Mariposas”, I was struck by the fantastical nature of the work, and its use of…

THOSE WHO CAN DIE by Charlotte Cayeux

Zoé, 15 years old, enters a strict boarding school. Around her, pupils are playing and attending classes with faded eyes. Through their obsequious facade, the supervisors’ violence lurks. One day Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for. Zoé, quinze ans, intègre un pensionnat. Les élèves y jouent et suivent les cours le regard…

PRESEPE VIVENTE by Lorenzo Fassina

A neo pagan couple is terrorized by a divine presence after  Agave, our heroin, accidentally spills some blood on the figurines while building a nativity scene. The victims are cultists devoted to a pagan religion inspired by Lovecraft’s mythos, and the evil forces against them are of catholic and christian nature. WW0711 statement: One can…

OFF KID by João Folharini

Sara is a twelve-year-old girl who wakes up lost and scared in a huge playground, when Pedro appears and forces her to play a weird cat and mouse game. Through a narrative full of metaphors, Sara must to face her greatest fears to solve the mystery and return to her normal life. WW0711 statement: Stylish…