A Difficult Transition
The Biology Lesson
Phantom’s Slush Pile
Allan Dyen-Shapiro is a Ph.D biochemist who has been a lab scientist, an academic, a number cruncher, a patent guy, and an educator. He has five previous short story sales: “Salvation Sellers’ Last Customer” ran in Volume 3, Issue Number 3 of Nebula Rift; “The Traitor’s Last Words” ran in Volume 2 of Digital-SF; “Caliban’s Cameras” recently sold to Stupefying Stories; and Melange Press published “The Fundamental Things Apply” in an anthology and will publish “She Tasted Salt” in a forthcoming anthology. He is currently working on his first novel. He lives in Southwest Florida.
Brian Barr is an American author of novels, short stories, and comic books. He has been published in various short story anthologies, including Queer Sci Fi’s Discovery, NonBinary Review No. 3: The Wizard of Oz, Dark Chapter Press’s Kill for a Copy, and various short story collections. Brian collaborates with another writer, Chuck Amadori, on the supernatural dark fantasy noir comic book series Empress, along with Pencil Blue Studios’ Marcelo Salaza for the art. His first novel, Carolina Daemonic, was published by J. Ellington Ashton Press in 2015.
Mark Farley is a freelance writer, web developer, and occasional moustache-grower. He was raised in Zimbabwe, where he survived two dog maulings, a swarm of killer bees, and being run over by a horse. Now he lives with a trio of invisible robotic cats in Swindon, UK. Please find him on Twitter (@mumbletoes) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mumbletoes) and say hello—he’d love to hear from you, especially if you enjoyed “The Biology Lesson”! You can read more of his work at http://mumbletoes.blogspot.co.uk/.
Nidhi Singh studied English literature at Delhi University. Her fiction work, published and under consideration for publication, includes “The Benefit Season,” “Games Girls Play,” “The Proof Diaries,” and “The Boy Wonder,” and her nonfiction work includes essays on Bollywood and commentaries on Sikh scriptures. She lives off the coast of Kutch in Gujarat, India, trying to get used to the sweet cuisine of the region. When she has a bad dream, she knows she’ll have a good story in the morning!
Nicholas Manzolillo is the unpublished author of fourteen novels, actively seeking representation on the latest two. He has had worked published in the online horror magazine Ibexian. He is currently completing a master’s degree in creative writing at the University of Western Connecticut. He has a bachelor’s in English and writing from the University of Rhode island and has recently moved from Providence, Rhode Island to Brooklyn.
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