Short Stories

“Rubies on a Mossy Idol” Dark Fiction by Hareendran Kallinkeel

Hareendran Kallinkeel writes from Kerala, India, after a stint of 15 years in a police organization and five years in the Special Forces. His fiction usually tends to be dark and fantastical with some magic realism elements, often portraying racist, fascist, and discriminatory tendencies that still prevail in his social setting in a deceptively subtler form. His recent publications include The Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Bryant Literary Review of Bryant University, and El Portal of Eastern New Mexico University, among several others. His fiction is forthcoming shortly in 34 Orchard, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and Lalitamba Journal. His fiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prize and he is also a finalist of the Best of the Net-2020.

“Subway” Dark Fiction by Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin is primarily known for poetry but that doesn’t prevent him for mixing and matching prose and poetry as the subject allows. He has published dozens of full length book and chapbooks, mostly poetry, over the years. Although he is not a genre writer he has somehow managed three Rhysling Prize nominations and a Bram Stoker Award nomination He didn’t win either award.

“The Sixth Cut” Dark, Surreal Fiction by K.A. Burks

KA Burks lives in Reno, Nevada. Her love of writing goes all the way back to childhood when she used to make her own picture books. After retiring from a career in education, she decided to take up writing full time.

“The Lot” Dark Supernatural Fiction by A.J. Britz

A.J. Britz grew up in Ireland and currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife Sarah. In 2012, he received the Emerging Writer Award from the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship from the University of Alabama, and his work has most recently appeared in The Honest Ulsterman.

“How to Get Rid of a Ghost in Five Steps with Pictures” Dark Humor by Elly McFadden

Elly McFadden (MA, English, University of South Carolina) teaches online writing courses and recently had a piece of micro fiction published in the online journal 50-Word Stories. She lives in Denver, North Carolina with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she walks her dog, plays golf, and contemplates mortality.

“No Mercy for the Little Snakes” Dark Fiction by Kim Harrison

Ms. Harrison notes: “I live and write in Victoria, Canada.  Many of my stories are inspired by the years I worked as the teacher at a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.  My blog spot is here: . “

“Two Ways to Self-Destruction” Dark Fiction by Jimmy Webb

Jimmy is a short story and poetry writer who is also working on his first novel. He has work published in various journals and anthologies, and has been on the winners list in Henshaw Press competition, and Essex Book Festival Story Hunters Project. He can be found in the Twitterverse using _Jimmy​_san_


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