A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Room 22” by Irina Slav

Room twenty-two. That’s our room, though I’m not really sure what ouris supposed to mean in these circumstances. There are six of us: an elderly couple, a blond girl, me, and a couple of boys. Not boys, men. I don’t remember their names. We hardly speak; most of the time, we just sit on the…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Lindsay Zibach

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Lindsay Zibach and her story “The Dream Lover.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? I have a “happy place” I go to when I’m trying to fall asleep—I…

Three Dreams of a Philosophical Nature by William Curnow

10 November 1619. Returning to the army of the Duke of Bavaria, Rene Descartes, then aged twenty-three, found himself caught in a snowstorm in the town of Neubourg on the banks of the Danube. With nothing to do, and no company to do it with, he retreated to his room, contemplating the nature of truth…

Sauntering on the Crow Eye Path by Goathead Buckley

We’ve all had dreams in which moon lizards and their dark companions crawl up from the creek and snatch our brains from our sleeping heads. Hilarious, life-affirming dreams of burrowing like worms in the dirt of an alien planet only to find a bag of hot fries and a few ketchup packets, unopened. Or the…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Samantha Pilecki

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Samantha Pilecki and her story “Lisa Sees a Buffalo.” ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? Sylvia Plath’s short story “The Wishing Box.” Can you tell me a little bit…

Nightmares and Story Grains by Irina Slav

If someone asked me what my worst nightmare was, they’d have to pack a lunch and a lot of coffee because I can talk about my nightmares for hours. And hours. And hours. I don’t mean nightmares in the sense of “What’s the worst thing you can imagine happening to you?” That one’s easy—it’s easy…

TRANSCENDENT Cover Reveal

There exists a realm beyond reality. A place where nothing is what it seems and anything is possible. Each soul who travels to this mysterious world finds something different. Some voyagers get lost in this land of DREAMS, forgetting their way back to the path, to home. Others experience intense VISIONS, glimmers of the past,…