A Note from the Fiction Editor
As a perhaps undeserved gift upon my return to Melic, I found an inbox full of very
good fiction. Alas, this treat made my job especially difficult. It also made it very
gratifying. So thank you all for some good reading.
This issue includes a most unusual and lyrical story about a suicide, a charming and
satiric trek to enlightenment, an angry, tender fable about survival and loss and a vivid
minimalist portrait of a relationship. Read and enjoy!
Special thanks to last issues guest fiction editor Mary McGrail for a fine job.