At Nightmare Magazine: "The Ash of Memory, the Dust of Desire" by Poppy Z. Brite. Horror.
"Once, I thought I knew something about love. Once, I could stand on the roof of the tallest skyscraper in the city and look out across the shimmering candyscape of nighttime lights without thinking of what went on down in the black canyons between the buildings: the grand melodramatic murders, the willful and deliberate hurt, the commonplace pettiness. To live is to betray. But why do some have to do it with such pleasure?"
At Journey Into: "The Last Days of the Kelly Gang" by David D. Levine. Steampunk.
"Old Ike helps Austrailian outlaw Ned Kelly build a steam-powered suit of armor, but at what cost?"
At StarShipSofa: "Search Engine" by Mary Rosenblum. Science Fiction.
- At Daily Science Fiction: "The Most Important Man in the Universe" by Joseph Zieja.
- At 365 Tomorrows: "Mountain Men" by Aaron Koelker. Science Fiction.
- At Yesteryear Fiction: "Suspended Idiosyncrasies" by Peter Baltensperger. Fantasy
- Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "The Rails" by Patrick McCarty.