Welcome to February 2016, the month that features that divisive holiday Valentine's Day.  No matter how you feel about the day ("OH, CHRIST, AGAIN WITH THE B.S. COMMERCIALISM!" or "OH SHIT!  IS IT TOO LATE TO GRAB SOME SUPERMARKET FLOWERS?") we've got you covered with our latest anthology.  We feel this is our best effort so far and this anthology, ROMANCE: Stories from the Future of Love, plays like a great mixtape.  We have bitterly dark, we have funny, we have pulp, lyricism and one of the sweetest, most heart-wrenching stories you'll read this year.  And for this month's preview we give you the free short story 89.9% by Lauren A. Forry.  Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!  (or not)

 

89.9 % by Lauren A. Forry

“It’s nothing personal, Devon.”

 She rewound the video and played it again.

“It’s nothing personal, Devon.”

Rewind and play.

“It’s nothing personal, Devon.”

“We’ve been dating for seven years.”

Devon hit pause. “I should have said, ‘How can it not be personal?’ Why didn’t I say that? Why didn’t I say, ‘We’ve been dating for seven years. How can it not be personal?’” She chewed on the peeling hangnail of her index finger. No matter how many times she replayed their last LoveLab chat, she and Chadwick always said the same things. She rewound the video and played it again... READ  MORE