Crow & Cross Keys is a new, online literary journal that plucks fiction and poetry from skeletal trees and gives it a place to take root.

Send us your skeleton keys, your tar-black feathers, send us your calcified forests and ramshackle castles. Take us somewhere beautiful and dark and strange.


Bargains By the Barrow—A. R. Frederiksen

There are three of us left, and none of us know how to open the underground barrow to let Mother out. It wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t been making such a ruckus for the past many weeks, audible through the ancient stone structure at the edge of our property line. Bellowing. Pounding. Clearly wanting up.…

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