The Joker. The Borg. Sauron. Terrorists. Drug lords. The schoolyard bully. Dad. Mom. You.
What defines evil? What cruelties are necessary to place such a lable on an action or person? In a world of rules and laws, is it bad to believe oneself beyond them? Is such a life inherited or somehow inherent? What are the hazards of mercy?
These stories and poems explore the villians and the evils in our world, and wrestle to reconcile their places in our lives. Who would we be without them?
Table of Contents
“Judas” by Amy Kinsman
“Billy the Kid Chooses the Manner of His Own Death” by Kaj Tanaka
“Dear Invaders” by Toti O’Brien
“Hire of a Child, From Her Mother” by Jared Pearce
“Desert Gardens” by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella
“Hail Sincerity” by Aaron Kent
“Jocasta” by Kate Shakespeare
“The Lesson” by Thomas Kearnes
“Francis Bacon’s The Black Triptychs” by Charles Kell
“Zephiran Chloride” by Martha Webster
“Bystander” by Ron Burch
“Lost Boys” by Eleanor Rector
“Poised To Run” by Clio Velentza
Photo by: Ana Prundaru