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“A Proper Ballerina” Dark Fiction by Janet Goldberg
Janet Goldberg’s “A Proper Ballerina” comes from a collection titled Every Small Thing. Her novel The Proprietor’s Song will be published by Regal House in the summer of 2023: https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/janet-goldberg/ She also edits fiction for Deep Wild https://deepwildjournal.com/ and teaches writing at a community college in northern California.
“Piñata” Dark, Supernatural Flash Fiction by D.C. Marcus
D.C. Marcus grew up in New Jersey reading Twilight Zone Magazine and the classic Shadows anthologies edited by Charles L. Grant.
Three Dark Poems by Callum McGee: “Black Oracles of Anfield Cemetery”, “Black Taxi”, and “Four Years of Hell”
Callum McGee is a passionate BA creative writing student at Edge Hill University. His short horror story has been published on the official EHU magazine/newspaper The Quack’s blog. Callum is working on a debut fiction novel based on many Native American tribal cultures and beliefs. However, he also writes poetry tackling societal issues such as pollution, bullying, and inequality. Callum prefers writing from 1st personal point of view across his writing genres. However, he can write in 3rd or 2nd person points of view to expand his writing craft.
“The Shade” Dark, Supernatural Fiction by Wess Mongo Jolley
Wess Mongo Jolley is a Canadian novelist, editor, podcaster, and poet. His work has appeared in journals such as Off the Coast, PANK, The New Verse News, Danse Macabre, and others. His sprawling supernatural horror trilogy, The Last Handful of Clover, is currently being released serially on Patreon, Wattpad, QSaltLake, and as an audiobook podcast. Find him at http://wessmongojolley.com
Three Poems by Joseph Farina: “fever planes”, “simulacrum”, and “what we leave behind”
Joseph A Farina is a retired lawyer in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. An internationaly award winning poet. Several of his poems have been published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine,The Chambers Magazine, Ascent ,Subterranean Blue and in The Tower Poetry Magazine, Inscribed, The Windsor Review, Boxcar Poetry Revue , and appears in many anthologies including: Sweet Lemons: Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Canadian Italians at Table, Witness from Serengeti Press and Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century . He has had poems published in the U.S. magazines Mobius, Pyramid Arts, Arabesques, Fiele-Festa, Philedelphia Poets and Memoir (and) . He has had two books of poetry published— The Cancer Chronicles and The Ghosts of Water Street .
“A Game of Horrors” Dark Fiction by Philip Laverty
Philip Laverty is currently working on new horror fiction while editing various other pieces and trying to place them with publishers and agents. He lives in Scotland and have two daughters. His main horror influences are M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, William Peter Blatty and David Lynch.”
“The Orange Tree” Fiction by Molly Osborne
Molly Osborne is a Portland, Oregon based writer. She has fiction in STORGY, Bewildering Stories, and Button Eyes Review. When she isn’t writing, she works in stop motion animation production. She is currently writing a speculative fiction novel for adults.
Next Issue: March 11