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Original Fiction: Thief in the Night by Iseult Murphy

The whispers woke Mandrake, warning him that he was not alone. He opened his eyes a slit and peered out. By the light of the quarter moon, he saw a shadowy figure rifling through his backpack. He knew the stretch of road through the forested hills surrounding Marghbarg was home to a band of robbers… Continue reading Original Fiction: Thief in the Night by Iseult Murphy

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Mollusk Madness by Priscilla Bettis

This short story appeared in the spring edition of 34 Orchard magazine. Click here to download a free copy of the issue. Katrina is having a hard time watching her teenage daughter grow up. Luckily she has her garden and her beloved slugs to help her pull through. The thorny blossom of my womb. Katrina,… Continue reading Mollusk Madness by Priscilla Bettis

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New Release: It Could Be Anyone’s Leg edited by A.M Symes

This anthology of flash fiction was written by the members of the Dead Birds writing group, set up by the MFA alumni and alumni adjacent friends of the Augsburg University MFA program in Minnesota. Inspired by one of the authors finding a (nonhuman) leg in their garden, each story is themed around the line ‘it… Continue reading New Release: It Could Be Anyone’s Leg edited by A.M Symes

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Dan Soule: 4 Story Edition

I love Dan Soule’s work, so when he recently released four horror short story singles, I snapped them up. The Black Cloak of Its Wings The shortest of the four stories, there is little I can say about it that won’t spoil it. I can say, however, that it is beautifully written and full of… Continue reading Dan Soule: 4 Story Edition

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New Release: At the Edges by S A Asthana

An entertaining collection of thirteen speculative fiction short stories. Some are thoughtful, some funny, and others are spooky, but each is satisfying on either an emotional or intellectual level. Asthana shows great range, both in the variety of countries and cultures present in the stories and in the themes present in the tales. It is… Continue reading New Release: At the Edges by S A Asthana