After (2000)

“I knew we’d survive all this millennium nonsense…. Guess we’ll have to settle for Blondie if we want Rapture any time soon. In After, we have a woman with Tourette’s dealing with a murder’s aftermath, an unusual gift from a deceased sister, an eldest sister lobbying for her own deliverance, a man and his cat meeting post mortem, the consequences of a smile, and a re-enactment of a bittersweet ending.”

  • Jigsaw, by Kate Riedel
  • Seeking the Reflection (poem), by Nancy Bennett
  • Empty Sky (poem), by Jamie Meyers
  • Shakespeare’s Best Bed, by Dan Crawford
  • The Eldest Sister, by Jennifer Rachel Baumer
  • v.f.w. (poem), by Kurt Sobolik
  • Lion, by Barbara Rosen
  • The Screaming Cup, by Charles Richard Laing
  • Replicating Mice (poem), by Kiel Stuart
  • If You’re a Witch Doctor, What Am I? (poem), by Alicia Karen Elkins
  • My Smile, by Simon Logan
  • The Walking Man, by DF Lewis
  • Period (poem), by John Picinich
  • Artists: Brian Coundiff (cover), Augie Wiedemann, Karl Benson