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“A Personality Examination, among Other Things” Flash Fiction by Ara Hone
Ara Hone writes speculative fiction. Before that, she climbed grain silos to admire sunsets, joined the military when it wasn’t cool, and survived a sales career. She adores a great TV series and editing stories for Flash Fiction Magazine. Her best advice? Drink coffee daily. @ara_hone
“Luck of the Draw” Dark Thriller by Joe Pawlowski
Joe Pawlowski has written three dark novels (most recently, The Cannibal Gardener), as well as the short-story collection from which this tale is drawn. He is a retired journalist, a U.S. Army veteran, a secular Buddhist, a Beatles fan, a vegan, and a lifelong student of classic horror and supernatural literature.
“Lights in the Sky” Dark Suspense by George Gad Economou
George Gad Economou holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Science and resides in Athens, Greece, doing freelance work whenever he can while searching for a new place to go. His novella, Letters to S., was published in Storylandia Issue 30 and his short stories and poems have appeared in literary magazines, such as Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Chamber Magazine, The Edge of Humanity Magazine, and Modern Drunkard Magazine. His first poetry collection, Bourbon Bottles and Broken Beds, was published by Adelaide Books in 2021.
“Where Light Could Never Reach” Dark Historical Fiction by Mike McLaughlin
Mike McLaughlin is a writer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His stories have appeared in The Wrath-Bearing Tree, with more to be published in COLLATERAL, The Nonconformist and UNSAID magazines. His historical features have appeared in The American Veteran, WWII History and American Heritage. Not to be outdone, he has written three novels and dozens of short stories. He lives in Boston with his family.
“The Glorious Fall Neighborhood Tour” Dark Fantasy by Steven Roisum
Mr. Roisum’s last story was featured in Tales to Terrify. He has been published in Bewildering Stories, and the Potato Soup Journal. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his story Buckshot. He also appears in the Potato Soup Journal’s first anthology. He a former award-winning public radio reporter.
“An Autumn Nightmare” Dark Surrealism by Philip Laverty
Mr. Laverty is forty-six, and this is his first published fiction. He is currently working on some new horror fiction while looking to place his work with various publishers and agents.
He lives in Scotland and has two daughters. His main literary influences are M.R. James, Stephen King and Martin Amis.