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MY NEW COLLECTION by Tawny Demase

When mother died, I was very young. Father says I was so young, I wouldn’t remember her. But I do. I remember the way her hair smelled. I remember how it felt to lean on her breast. I remember the … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE ACTOR’S STUDIO by Todd Austin Hunt

Outside the studio. The streets and alleys were clotted with the freshly undead, staining the air with a stink not imagined by God. In their palsied search for peoplemeat, they moved and rubbed against each other with synchronized moans, an … Continue reading

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DINNERTIME by Rick McQuiston

I’d never noticed it before, the way my wife’s left eye twitches ever so slightly when she smiles. Don’t ask me how I never noticed it until now. I like it though, it gives her character. Makes her human…well, almost. “Do you … Continue reading

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THE HORDE by Ron Koppelberger

He was backsliding, edging the fray and the horde was under the eyes of accident. He concluded that the Bolero, the entangled symmetry of worship, beautiful solitary worship, was manifest in the course of a shining sun. The labyrinth of … Continue reading

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A VERY BOSLEY CHRISTMAS by Bosley Gravel

It is Christmas time in Bosleyland . . . The tree is trimmed with bright glossy orbs of preserved reindeer eyes, and fine ornaments are chiseled from their still moist bones. Beneath the tree, boxes of all sizes wrapped up … Continue reading

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THE A – Z OF PUNISHMENT AND TORTURE excerpt by Irene Thompson

Impalement The most gruesome methods of punishment or execution were often the simplest. Impalement, for example, required only a sharpened stake to cause a long and unimaginably painful death. There is evidence from carvings and statues that impalement was used … Continue reading

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THE ROAST by Ron Koppelberger

She found the novelty of cooking the salmon colored chunk of meat to be a welcome offence, a check in lieu of the crime. The mythology of gods and dreamy provocations — the scent of roast scum, the hopeful rose … Continue reading

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IN ANTICIPATION OF OUR SECOND DATE by R.D Willard

I can’t wait to see you tomorrow. I can’t wait to see the look on your face when I come into class and take the seat next to you. I can already feel your eyes on me. I can already … Continue reading

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THE CHILDREN by Kristine Ong Muslim

Audio courtesy of Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich of the Dunesteef. No one goes there anymore, except for the curious out-of-town folks who overhear the stories and read the back pages of tabloids where the articles about fertility beads, UFO sightings, weeping Virgin … Continue reading

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THEY HAD GOATS HEADS with D. Harlan Wilson

THEY HAD GOAT HEADS is D. Harlan Wilson’s latest collection of bizzaro and surreal flash fiction.  The Cavalcade of Terror was lucky enough to have access to an ARC version of the manuscript. It is now available for purchase. There … Continue reading

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