Lifetime Guarantee by Kevin Holton

It was November Seventeenth, and my pancreas was no longer under warranty. I’d climbed the fire escape to the roof of my New York City apartment, listening to sirens in the distance while I contemplated what to do next. Wasn’t like I had a lot of options. The automated text came in this morning, six…

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Drum Solo by Gerri Leen

Jake sat on the hillside next to his older brother Mike, a ring of boulders shielding them from casual view.  Mike leaned back against one of the stones, his drum resting against his chest, the drumstick on the ground next to him.  The paper their mother made for the camp was in a satchel that…

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Space Bike Zombies FTW by Ingrid Garcia

Up in Space Station Zebra, Boyd voiced his displeasure about the new arrival. “A dewy-eyed babe thinking she can do a dangerous job.” His blond curls rippled in sync with his shaking head. “Women like her shouldn’t be in space.” “Women shouldn’t be in space?” Tameka said, “So what the hell am I doing here?”…

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Eos Quarterly: Ingrid Garcia

1. First, tell us a little about yourself. When did you want to become an author? What inspires you to do what you do? Who are you? I think I wanted to be a writer ever since high school, but real life events took precedence. Spain is still basically in a recession, with youth unemployment…

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A Way With Words by Aimee Ogden

The Exo was just tall enough to wedge her front pedipalps into the paper shredder beside Gretchen’s desk. Her black-and-gray mottled carapace reflected the fluorescent office light as two clacking exoskeleton limbs ransacked the shredded remnants inside. Gretchen bent over to rescue some of the white-and-black confetti raining down on her office floor just as…

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Editor’s Corner: United We Fall

Year Two of Helios Quarterly Magazine is finally here! Many things are still on the horizon but, as of now, we’re moving forward with a new vision for the magazine. Britny Brooks and Reiss McGuinness have joined the team as the Head Serial Fiction Editor and Head Poetry Editor respectively. We’re excited to work as…

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Helios Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2, Issue 2: Redux & Progression

“Without struggle, there can be no progress” – Frederick Douglass Vol. 2, Issue 002 (Theme: Redux & Progression) Cover Art: Ride the desert by Tommaso Renieri Editor’s Corner: Future’s Past by Elizabeth O. Smith Art: Journey by Chlo’e Camonayan Poetry: The Tower (Coup de Foudre) by Nina Kaye (22 Lines) Manic Rabbit Talks to a Tree at Sundown Day by Ethan…

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