Cover photograph by contributor George L Stein.

Vol. 1: Dystopia

For our inaugural issue, we wanted to pay credence to today's distorted reality. How better, we thought, then to select Dystopia as our theme. We’re all familiar with the genre's tropes: Tyrannical governments! Apocalyptic plagues! Environmental doom! But we wanted to take it a step further. We wanted to make it personal.  

Dystopia, at its core, is the breakdown of a society—our society—as we know it. In this issue, that includes the breakdown of an identity, an image, a fabled history. A reckoning with one’s own mortality, or one’s monstrosity, as the world goes to hell. A sudden disappearance of life that unexpectedly spurs moments of revelation, reconstruction, and, most importantly, human connection.

Thank you to all our fearless contributors for starting Fatal Flaw off strong. Your work brought this issue to life.

Sincerely,
The Editors

Fiction

Retrograde

Testament

Black Umbrellas

Osteomyelitis

The Night Side

Early Retirement

The Shape in the Rust

Exposure Pathways

Essays

photography

Tara Cronin
Tara Cronin
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Leah Oates
Leah Oates
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George L Stein
George L Stein
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Michelle Mellon
Michelle Mellon
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Mike Callaghan
Mike Callaghan
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Sarah Jean Valiquette
Sarah Jean Valiquette
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Adeet Deshmukh
Adeet Deshmukh
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Eddie Brophy
Eddie Brophy
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Lawrence Bridges
Lawrence Bridges
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