Apex Magazine Issue 70 is out now and contains a surprise: a reprint of “Sing Me Your Scars,” the title story in my forthcoming collection, that you can read free online. I always mention publications and sales beforehand; for this one, I thought I’d try something different.
This is not my body.
Yes, there are the expected parts—arms, legs, hips, breasts—each in its proper place and of the proper shape. Is he a monster, a madman, a misguided fool? I don’t know. I don’t want to know. But this is not my body.
There’s also an interview with me, however, it contains slight spoilers for “Sing Me Your Scars” so you might want to read the story first. The issue entire contains fiction by Thoraiya Dyer, Rati Mehrotra, Shannon Peavey, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Shanna Germain, and poetry by Steven Wittenberg Gordon, Jennifer Ironside, Jarod K. Anderson, and Beth Cato.