Monthly Archive: September 2012

Funded!

Cross-posted at our Kickstarter project page: When we look at our Kickstarter campaign, we now see this across the top: Funded! This project successfully raised its funding goal 7 minutes ago. That’s because of all of you! Not only did we hit our initial $5,000 goal (YAY! four issues of EV in 2013!) we also …

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The Leaf by Erik T. Johnson

I. A Wise and Worldly Piece of Wood I led my father through the lanes of our apple orchard, watching wormy balls of fruit drop to the soft earth, so glutted with decay they couldn’t roll. The sky was a healthy blue flame and my father put his hand up to block the light from …

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Slush Readers and Copyeditors Needed

Things are going really well with our Kickstarter. We only have a few days left and we’ve hit our initial $5,000 goal to fund next year’s issues. That’s awesome! We’ll have another year of Electric Velocipede after this year, and it’s because of all sorts of generous people out there. We’re also more than 50% …

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Facebook Interviews

Did you know that Electric Velocipede has a Facebook page? Did you know that we’re posting exclusive content related to the current issue on our Facebook page? Did you know that this exclusive content is funny and cool and awesome? If you answer ‘no’ to any of those questions, click on the link and go …

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Blindfold Taste Test with William Shunn

What is your favorite food? My favorite food of all time forever is the gyro at the Greek Shishkabob in Salt Lake City. It was the first gyro I ever had, at the age of fifteen, and I soon became addicted. They make their gyros with a spicy red sauce and pile them with onions …

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To Dive Into a Godling, Where Life Begins by Jacques Barcia

Obsidian hooks tear the wild proto-universe’s crust like the tooth of a shark ripping through tender human flesh. The Megalodon makes a steep turn larboard as the universe’s strength wrenches the ship’s black dragging chains nailed to the main deck. This is a tough one, thinks Guido. A really tough one. The sailorman hurries across …

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Kickstarter Update

With two weeks to go, we’ve hit our $5,000 goal! We could not have done this without the support of our readers. It means a lot to us that people have faith in us and like what we’re doing enough to lend their support to our campaign. Now that we’ve hit our funding level, we …

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The Lotus Eaters by Michelle Muenzler

Night-time, that’s when the spiders come out. At least, that’s what Tony says, and Tony never lies. But Tony isn’t here right now, and neither are the spiders. We are safe on the twenty-first floor and Tony is gone. “Do you think the spiders ate him?” I ask. Sweat dribbles between my breasts and soaks …

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For They Heard the First Sound and Trembled by Jessica Breheny

I am polishing in a circle—sunwise, always sunwise—when I hear the afternoon procession, the jingle of the cymborenes, the rattle of bones shaken in crystal jars. It is still far away. I see the blue robes of the Wordless; the red of the Attendants who walk beside them, some carrying incense holders, and some playing …

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