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Volume 9, Issue 4

7 Jul

Issue 9.4 isn’t something you see every day.

This go-round stalks disoriented prey, pulls horror from the briny deep, and beds down for a twilit apocalypse. 

These three stories also serve as some fine inspiration for our Flash Beast contest; less than a month left until the soft deadline for those animal-themed entries.

Two Legs

by Aeryn Rudel

The Trench

by Dwight Livingstone Curtis

Downstairs Without Oscar

by Ernest Gordon Taulbee

Volume 9, Issue 3

17 Jun

Issue 9.3 will put a spring in your step.

This issue features festering roadkill, hardscrabble troubadours, and impatient specters of death.

The deadline is creeping up for our 3rd annual Shadow Award poetry contest. Get those dark and offbeat poems turned in. And we’ve also got our animal-themed Flash Beast contest in full swing. 

The Technician

by Caroline Porter

Traveling Riverside

by Henry Hietala

Katherine

by K.B. Carle

Volume 9, Issue 2

25 May

Issue 9.2 is a real gem.

This issue lurks in tunnels, stashes secrets in ancient texts, and drinks the Kool-Aid.

Our third-annual Shadow Award poetry contest is now in full swing, and we’ve just kick-started our new quarterly contest, Flash Beast. Get crackin’ on your entries.

Tully

by Brendan Gillen

The Blind

by Corey Farrenkopf

The Last Sunny Day in November

by Gaynor Jones

Killer Flash

4 May

Kill your darlings.

I

What We Find in the Guts of the Bodies
that the River Gives Us

by Philip Webb Gregg

II

What I Am Now

by Alex Sobel

III

Animal Control

by S.E. Casey

 

IV

Grief and Gravity

by Barlow Adams

V

Bird’s Eye View

by Kathryn Burkett

VI

Philosophy of Black Holes and Time Warps

by R.Gene Turchin

VII

Mama Always Said

by Roni Slye

VIII

Baa Baa Black Sheep

by Tyler Dunning

IX

Incandescence 

by Tom Weller

X

This House a Home

by Levi Krain

Volume 8, Issue 18

6 Apr

Just wait till you get an eyeful of Issue 8.18. 

This issue features a murderous mushroom cult, the return of a dead son, and sinister odors.

Less than two weeks left until Killer Flash contest soft deadline, so get those death-themed entries turned in. And our annual poetry contest will be gearing up soon, so keep an eye out for details on that.

 

Rainbow, Fungus, Rainbow

by Liam Johnson

The Ouroboros

by Bleriana Myftiu

The Outing 

by Suzanne Farrell Smith

Volume 8, Issue 17

22 Mar

 

Issue 8.17 has a few screws loose.

This go-round we’ve got super-powered transmogrification, ponderous bathers, and sinister raccoons.

Less than a month left until our Killer Flash contest soft deadline, so get crackin’ on your death-themed entries.

The Hero’s Shadow

by Emily Livingstone

Fat Man

by John Holland

Variation on Genesis: The Temptation of Eve

by Carl Napolitano

Volume 8, Issue 16

2 Mar

Issue 8.16 is fun for the whole family! (Just add water.)

This issue features apocalyptic anthills, eel-infested dresses, and disgruntled junkyard employees shooting fireworks at birds. 

We’ve also got our Killer Flash contest up and running at full steam. So send us a death-themed entry if you know what’s good for you.

Bottle Rockets

by Lawrence Morgan

A Taste for It 

by Caralyn Davis

Sleepwalker

by Katrina Dessavre