Transcendence by Brendan Foley

“My name was Cornelius Stack, and I have been lost to the wind for over a hundred years. Or so I think. I suppose I was once like you. I can remember the feel of skin, of my fingertips as they brushed against pieces of paper, played against the bark of a tree. I can…

What You See Is What You Get by Lori M. Myers

Can anyone understand the person who tosses a plastic water bottle into a crystal stream? Or perhaps, one who chucks a cardboard French fry holder aside some shrubs? Do we change the channel when that commercial airs about using dish detergent to wash oil gunk off a duckling’s feathers? I don’t. I just don’t. I…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Abra Staffin-Wiebe

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 Abra Staffin-Wiebe and her story “Road of Dreams.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? Probably a dream. Did you have to do any research? If so, what kind?…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Kathryn Hore’s “Dark Moon”

By the time the path twists into the forest, the sunlight has gone, leaving no more than the pale light of the waning quarter moon. She is more comfortable with that, with the trees stretching overhead and the darkness buffeted around her. When there is light and space, an open stretch of ground, she can…

Bonfire by Will Waller

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Will Waller, author of “Torch,” featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now.   Toward the end of college, my friend Leon and I were in the habit of, probably illegally, having frequent bonfires on campus in a secluded circular parking lot located about a mile into the woods. We…

“Your Best Fairy Tale” by Claudia Quint

Fairy tales will never die. In the passage of time, we push them to the background. They fade from memory as we age, forgotten. While tucking a child into bed, we are faced with that timeless request to keep the dark at bay: “Tell us a story.” And in an instant, we are transported back…

Don’t Cross Tinkerbell by Lillian Csernica

The loving, helpful fairy godmother is largely a figment of Disney’s imagination. If you take a good look at the original fairy tales, fairy godmothers appear most often in stories written by the French précieuses, the best-known being Madame d’Aulnoy. These fairy godmothers are not the grandmotherly rescuer of Disney’s Cinderella, nor are they the…