The Dryness of Being

(Text by Pierre Feltz) Peter is nervous and something deep seated is bothering him tonight. Peter is laying in his bed and, as it is most nights, he scratches his dry scalp and combs through his unkempt, brown hair with his bloody, dry-skin hands. Despite the redness, and irritated nature of his skin, and, the […]


(Text by Ognyan ‘Flame’ Darinov) Foreword: Why do we want to know the future? A senseless question, in a way. We might as well ask, why do we want to know anything at all? Yet the future is uniquely elusive, it’s a story we have to base on reality and yet it’s still fiction. It […]

Mère Lusine

(Text by Giulia Barbarossa) I. High atop the cliffed grey mountain stone and down below in the Alzette river sat a young maiden, her story well-known, her hair deep golden, and her eyes bright silver. Naked, she played in the gloomy green stream as water-moss and seaweed mottled her hair and the cold slice of […]


(Text by Maxime Heim) Stereo, home Stereo. We talked a lot over the years. You taught me how to rhyme. I listened through your classes. Sometimes, I did not like what you had to say. Sometimes, I tried changing your voice. Sometimes, I hated you so much I shut you up, completely. Yet, you stayed […]

Tragical Realism

(Text by Nicolas Calmes) Editor’s Note: While the following slam poetry poem is not necessarily speculative fiction, Nicolas has asked the Aner Welten team if he could publish this text on our platform. Considering that Salman Rushdie is a pillar of magic realism and thus also speculative fiction, and the recent attack has shocked many […]