#22 (1999)

Published September 1999

Theme: Alternative

“Welcome to our alternative issue. No, not alternative music, although I was a big fan of that genre. Rather, I mean people and things trying different ways to get by. We have…anorexic ghosts and convenience-store zombies; a guy often killed but never dead; an avatar escaped from Mother’s Little Helper; an ever-changing game of golf; melting men and smoking glass in altered-time infernos.”

  • Jeffrey Thomas, “Pale Fruit”
  • Geoff Stevens, “The Birth of Liquid Desire” (poem)
  • Patricia Russo, “Z”
  • John Grey, “Instruction List” (poem)
  • Shikhar Dixit, “Alive with Death”
  • C. A. Gardner, “For David, With Love” (poem)
  • Mindy L. Klasky, “Cat and Mouse”
  • Karen R. Porter, “Pretty Boy” (poem)
  • S. C. Virtes, “Another Inferno”
  • Stepan Chapman, “Buzzy Motions” (poem)
  • Thomas Deja, “The Smoking Glass Grin”
  • Cindy Main, “Dead Sea” (poem)
  • Nancy Bennett, “Sickness” (poem)
  • Jamie Meyers, “Andy” (poem)
  • Leland Neville, “Never the Same Lie Twice”
  • Karen R. Porter, “Monsters” (poem)
  • Artists: Augie Wiedemann (cover), Lee Seed, Steven J. Snyder