CHAPTER 28 – During Reboredo’s soliloquy, the Professor returns, by Maria Manuel Viana

©João Ferro Martins, Compêndio #46, 2020, alfinete, pedra, 8 x 12 x 10 cm https://cargocollective.com/joaoferromartins Translated by Dominic Gourd Edited by Lin Falk van Rooyen “He felt a nostalgia for the cave, for the time when Cacilda would take off her helmet and set it down on the lab bench, when they believed they wouldContinue reading “CHAPTER 28 – During Reboredo’s soliloquy, the Professor returns, by Maria Manuel Viana”

CHAPTER 27 – What the Trees Are Trying to Say, by Joel Neto

©Diogo Pinto, s/ título (a partir de duas caricaturas de Ernesto Melo e Castro), 2020 https://flatpictorialarrangement.cargo.site/ Translated by Charlotte Hammond Matthews Edited by Lin Falk van Rooyen “And he didn’t know if they were expressions of his desire to be a man, or inventions of his mind to fill in the blank spaces, nor whetherContinue reading “CHAPTER 27 – What the Trees Are Trying to Say, by Joel Neto”

CHAPTER 26 – Get the Hell Out, by Afonso Reis Cabral

©Luís Alegre, Disconnected Trees https://luis-alegre.tumblr.com/ Translated by Iona Macintyre Edited by Lin Falk van Rooyen “And as if that wasn’t enough, the Network has installed fear software in the hope hardware, and you have no idea what to do. Maybe everything can be fixed by dipping into some poetry. “ Get out, Teresa. You watch CacildaContinue reading “CHAPTER 26 – Get the Hell Out, by Afonso Reis Cabral”

CHAPTER 25 – The Cat’s Out of the Bag, by Licínia Quitério

©Rui Sanches, Et in Arcadia II http://www.ruisanches.com Translated by Bruna Dantas Lobato Edited by Kim Olson “Maybe the story had changed, maybe someone had already managed to alter it, to introduce a new chapter, an unforeseen kindness, a misstep that broke the monotony of despair.” That was the first time that Reboredo, the esteemed cyborg,Continue reading “CHAPTER 25 – The Cat’s Out of the Bag, by Licínia Quitério”

CHAPTER 24 – The Indians from Meia Praia, by Raquel Ribeiro

©Rui Miguel Leitão Ferreira, Em Casa http://www.ruimiguelleitaoferreira.com Translated by Claire Williams Edited by Amanda Hopkinson “The music brought colour to his cheeks, it felt like something was invading him – almost as if there were a heart beating in his chest.” Alberto had arrived at the cave out of breath after having run several kilometresContinue reading “CHAPTER 24 – The Indians from Meia Praia, by Raquel Ribeiro”

CHAPTER 23 – The Tunnel at the End of the Light, by Domingos Lobo

©Andreia Santana, Forecasting Labor andreiasantana.org Translated by Ana Fletcher Edited by Kim Olson “Despair, an uncomfortable awareness of his own inadequacy, began to gnaw at him, he felt fear might conquer all if they were to fail. I and everyone I know, the whole world, perhaps, all of us turned into mice, Alfredo (…)” ItContinue reading “CHAPTER 23 – The Tunnel at the End of the Light, by Domingos Lobo”

CHAPTER 22 – The Feet, by Hugo Mezena

©Pedro Proença, Assimilar a sorte https://issuu.com/pedroproenca5 Translated by Amanda Hopkinson Edited by Charlotte Hammond Matthews “The face, too small, oval-shaped, and with a nose that could have been stuck there by a fabricator of malicious intent, finally appeared in the slanting light coming from within the installations.” “Everyone has their limits,” Ricardo said. “And noneContinue reading “CHAPTER 22 – The Feet, by Hugo Mezena”

CHAPTER 20 – In Search of the Tender Miracle, by Rui Zink

©Frederico Almeida, A Luz da Manhã, 2020 http://cargocollective.com/frederico-almeida Translated by Emyr Humphreys Edited by Rahul Bery “Stupidity is a luxury. A machine does not permit itself stupidity. And so, as it cannot learn stupidity, it cannot learn (really, truly learn, in the deepest sense of the word) the secret of liberty.” Reboredo was preparing theContinue reading “CHAPTER 20 – In Search of the Tender Miracle, by Rui Zink”