Category: Fiction

Two Sons by Ryan Shane Lopez (Lucent Dreaming Issue 9)

There was once a peasant man whose wife prayed fervently for many years before bearing him twin sons. The first son was beautiful. The father held him high and named him Wilhelm, after himself. But the second son was covered in quills like a hedgehog, quills so sharp they tore his mother’s flesh as he entered the world. She cradled

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Space Dust by Lou Siday (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

We got into the limo. “Does this thing have a mini bar?” I joked. Nobody laughed. I attempted to flatten the creases of my dress. The car started moving, following the hearse through the wintery streets. It went slowly. Sometimes I caught the eye of a pitying stranger in the street, so I decided to look straight forward. I was

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Unseen, Unspoken and Lost by Issy Flower (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

The hospital is a cruel place: it lives on pain, suffering, loneliness and misery. All that can come from a human soul. There is cold shielded in shadows, threaded through tarnished grey hallways and the fixed strobe lights above sick beds. Dark doors hide broken souls, doctors moving like shades between graveyards. They barely glance at the fresh graves not

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