Something moves at the end of the corridor. I raise the gun and stop when I see the small figure, the same soft wings but smaller; coiled serpent hair tight about the head. Little more than a girl. The creature’s offspring. What she was protecting.

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Read “The Last Gorgon” by Rajan Khanna, in Issue #87

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Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, narrator, and graduate of the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop. His work has appeared in Shimmer, Abyss & Apex, Podcastle, and The Way of the Wizard, among others. His articles have appeared at and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Starship Sofa, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. Rajan lives in New York City where he's a member of the Altered Fluid writing group. His website is and he tweets, @rajanyk.

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