Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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My Zigzag Heart

I discovered a portal. It wasn’t in a crack in the floor in an old, creaky house at blinding dawn or in a deep, green forest at dimming sunset. It was in a pair of scissors. I lifted them to my eyes, balancing the blades between my thumb and forefinger and when I stared through the void, I saw my world reflected, reversed. Staircases zigzagged, upside-down. Little girls glued plastic lashes to their eyes and were women. In that reversed world, the scissors had not cut a star-shaped hole in my heart. In that world, I was not dead.

A bit about the author:

Emily Natalia is a full-time student and writer of magical realism novels. She lives in Northern California and writes about baseball on her blog, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend ( She is in the middle of her sixth novel and drinking a lot of black coffee right now. Visit author page