Toasted Cake 119! In which we leave people and places behind.
Other Theories of Relativity, by Nicole J. LeBoeuf, is original to Toasted Cake.
Catastrophe comes and goes in a scattering of instants.
Mon pays c'est l'hiver, by Amal El-Mohtar, first appeared in Lackington's.
In a land of noon-darkness and damp, of mornings that sway between syrup-bright and pigeon-grey and evenings of thick velvet, a traveller feels a tug at the hook in her heart.
Nicole J. LeBoeuf is a New Orleanian writer living in Boulder, Colorado, where she learned to fly single-engine propeller aircraft, use a spinning wheel, and skate roller derby. Other stories of hers appear in the anthology Blood and Other Cravings and in NaMeL3ss Magazine. Her website is nicolejleboeuf.com.
Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of poems and very short fiction written to the taste of 28 different kinds of honey. She plays the harp, is a member of the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours, edits an online quarterly of fantastic poetry called Goblin Fruit, and currently lives in Glasgow with two Jellicle cats and their pet Glaswegian.