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The Concealer by Matthew Vasiliauskas

The boy was in charge of burying things. Now this had been determined well-before he was born, for the boy came from a group known as the Concealers, that revered class responsible for disposing of anything dead. Of course this wasn’t just the often bloated and sun-burned bodies clogging the curbs and alleyways of the…

The Creature by Matthew Vasiliauskas

The creature came into town bragging. Unlike some of the other creatures passing through in the past, this one had a lot of bravado, blustering and laughing about which mayors’ wives he had penetrated. Of course the first thing we tried to do was give him a name, but anything we suggested he would just…