ISSUE 19, February 2018



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The Touch of a Spindle
By Janel D. Brubaker

 

DJ Tyrer

DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines around the world, such as Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree), State of Horror: Illinois (Charon Coin Press), Steampunk Cthulhu (Chaosium), Tales of the Black Arts (Hazardous Press), Ill-considered Expeditions (April Moon Books), and Sorcery & Sanctity: A Homage to Arthur Machen (Hieroglyphics Press), and in addition, has a novella available in paperback and on the Kindle, The Yellow House (Dunhams Manor).



Geese and Gingerbread
By Mary E. Lowd

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Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd writes stories and collects creatures. She’s had more than one hundred short stories published, and her novels include the Otters in Space trilogy and In a Dog’s World. Her fiction has won an Ursa Major Award and two Cóyotl Awards. Meanwhile, she’s collected a husband, daughter, son, bevy of cats and dogs, and the occasional fish. The stories, creatures, and Mary live together in a crashed spaceship disguised as a house, hidden behind a fairy's rose garden in Oregon. Learn more at www.marylowd.com.





Silent Convesations
By R.A. Goli


S. P. Lowe

When S. P. Lowe, a Washington-based writer, is not working on short stories or YA fiction and fantasy novels, she is teaching preschoolers their ABCs and road tripping to state and national parks throughout the USA. Her fiction has appeared in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine and Teen Ink, and her poetry has won an award from Scholastic’s Alliance of Young Artists & Writers.​
The Sworded Woman
​by David W. Landrum

 

Morgan Crooks

Morgan Crooks grew up in the Finger Lakes of NY, a beautiful part of the country carved into being by ancient glaciers. He now lives with his wife outside of Boston, and is obsessed with wasps, cosmic horror, and ziggurats. His works have appeared in Electric Spec, Daily Science Fiction, and Theme of Absence. Find him online @raponikoff on Twitter and on ancientlogic.blogspot.com.

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About the Editor:
Amber M. Simpson

Amber M. Simpson has been writing short stories and poetry since the age of ten. Lover of all things horror and fantasy, she writes mainly in these genres, often with a touch of romance thrown in for fun.  Amber lives in Kentucky with her husband and their two crazy but loving little boys.