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  • cattle-call-splash

    Horror: “Cattle Call” by Elizabeth. J. Musgrave

    April 17, 2015 • Articles, Short Stories, Top News

    One by one the girls filed into the room. Blonde. Blue-eyed. Built. C-cups. Beauty queens from small, midwestern towns who came to Hollywood in search of glamour and glitz. Hoping to be the next Lana Turner discovered in Schwab’s Drug Store. How their

  • worth-the-having_splash

    SHORT STORY: “Worth the Having” by Michael Paul Gonzalez

    February 25, 2015 • Articles, Featured, Short Stories

    How does it feel? It asks this as it cuts deep into the inner thigh, flesh and fat zippering apart, its tongue probing into the fresh wound. How are you doing? The thing wouldn’t want an answer even if there was one. It only wants screams. This is going

  • The South Seas Horror

    SHORT FICTION: “The South Seas Horror” by London Quinn

    February 18, 2015 • Featured, Short Stories

    Dear reader, It is with a conflicting mind that I have made the decision to share this tale with you. The story as it has been given to me stretched all credulity, but with the proof at hand, I had no choice but to accept it as truth. Since reading this

  • overman-splash

    “The Letter Pages” by Reed Beebe

    January 1, 2015 • News, Short Stories, Top News

    Hey, Overman fans! We had a great response to the recent “Time Crisis” story, so let’s get to your letters… Dear Team Overman, I’ve loved the Overman comic for years. I enjoyed the “Time Crisis” story, but why risk alienating fans like me by

  • Eros

    Short Story: “Eros” Science Fiction by J. H. Neilan

    November 20, 2014 • Short Stories, Top News

    I Threads, wisps, semi-permeable translucent arcs of magnetic beauty painted a darkened sky overridden with the failed contrails of a mass exit; an escape plan on orders previously unimagined by the timid and frightened onlookers standing uncertain in a

  • skull

    Short Story: “The Scythe” by Matthew Farrell

    October 13, 2014 • Featured, Short Stories

    There was something peculiar about the way the man in the mask was looking at her. The fact that he was wearing a mask was okay. It was Halloween, and everyone in town had put on a costume for the big parade in the early evening and trick-or-treating later

  • front-toward-enemy

    100-word story by Reed Beebe

    September 19, 2014 • Featured, News, Short Stories

    “Front Toward Enemy” August 6, 1968 Dear Mom, Finally made it to Vietnam.  I’m OK.  I know you don’t approve, but I hope you understand my desire to serve my country.  Besides, Jane couldn’t deal with my condition.  After the breakup, I

  • Homecoming Dance by Richard Caldwell

    Short Fiction by Richard Caldwell

    September 15, 2014 • Featured

    The Homecoming Dance “This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by

  • shamgar

    Short fiction by Konstantine Paradias

    September 12, 2014 • Featured

    “Shamgar Shroud and the Quasid Emperor” Bound by chains forged from the heart of a dwarf star, enclosed in an dis-entropic shell, contained within an orichalcum casing, held aloft by gravitron beams that reproduced the effects of Magamun’s

  • "Anna's Grave"

    “Anna’s Grave” by Matthew Farrell

    September 10, 2014 • Featured, News, Short Stories

    Most people believe graves are dug six feet deep, but the fact of the matter is their depth is only four feet, and has been for some time.  An outbreak of plague in 17th Century England set the original mandate of burial depth.   As disease covered the