Category: Issue 5

In a Tide of Blood

Philip’s voice came out of her car radio on a hot day, harmonizing with the sour breath of the broken air conditioner, and Laila felt it like his fingertips traced the sweat drops…

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Seeking Flesh

Lately, I had been feeling a dangerous shift in the air. It was as if something horrible was brewing…

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Sparkle and Shine

“Your mother looked nice today.” I try to make conversation as I slip the Rolex—bought for me on our first anniversary—from my wrist…

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Letter from the Editors: Occult

Letter from the Editors by Meera Velu and Devon MontgomeryIssue 5: Occult To welcome this year’s fall, Speculative City presents Issue 5: Occult. Fall, our favorite season, is the time of year that presages the coming of the...

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Speculative City is a quarterly magazine featuring literary works that explore themes, characters, and landscapes exclusive to urban environments and that highlight voices often unheard.