The goal of speculative fiction has always been to examine the real world through the lens of the imaginary. By considering what could be, we gain a better understanding of what is. The Colored Lens strives to do exactly that. By publishing short stories and serialized novellas every quarter in genres ranging from fantasy, to science fiction, to slipstream or magical realism, we hope to help our readers see the world just a bit differently than before they came to us. Featuring works by Michael Haynes, Sciascia DeKay, Roxana Arama, Travis Lee, Nick Hartland, Sandra Siegienski, Christine Amsden, Andrew Najberg, Eric Fomley, and Sydney D’Orso. Edited by Dawn Lloyd and Daniel Scott. Henry Fields, Senior Editor.