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Review: In Dreams We Rot by Betty Rocksteady

Title: In Dreams We Rot Author: Betty Rocksteady Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone  Release date: October 18, 2019 Bugs, Botany, Bodies: The Three B’s of Betty Rocksteady
By S. L. Edwards


Confession time: I have been a fan and friend of Betty Rocksteady since I first entered into the scene two years ago. The first authors you come to know when you come into the field are those you share a table of contents with, and Betty and I ran in very similar circles. We where both frequent contributors to Turn To Ash, though she managed to outpace me. For very good reason. I was absolutely thrilled when her story “Dusk Urchin,” made it into Justin Steele and Sam Cowan’s Looming Low, as clear a sign as any that Betty had made it. And when you talk to fans of Betty’s, it’s quite clear that they like the person as much as the writer. Her fondness for cats, dyed hair and old cartoons are notorious. 
I say all this to make the disclaimer that when In Dreams We Rot was announce…
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Review: The Serpent's Shadow by Daniel Braum

Title:   The Serpent's Shadow Author: Daniel Braum Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications Release date: July 1st, 2019 Review by Jennifer Griffin


Ahhh the Christmas of 1986! What were you doing? I was a freshman in high school and it was our first Christmas with my pup Buffy (Mom had surprised me that summer with her). But I digress. Christmas 1986 is a special one for Dave and his family. His Dad was able to arrange for them all to go to Cancun, Mexico for the holidays. Dave and his sister Regina have just started college. They are used to having things and getting what they ask for. In short they have been brought up with money. Something most of the locals do NOT have despite the booming tourist trade.
Bored in the wee hours of Christmas Regina convinces Dave to go clubbing. All their interactions with the locals seems like they (the locals) aren’t really there. They are just going through the motions. Except for their driver Tomasito. He seems to be happy and enjoy life. After sev…

Weird Whispers Story #3 The Maid from the Ash: A Life in Pictures by Gwendolyn Kiste

The Maid from the Ash: A Life in Picturesby Gwendolyn Kiste



The Maid from the Ash: A Life in Pictures
Museum of Postmodern Art
Limited Engagement


Thank you for joining us at the opening of The Maid from the Ash: A Life in Pictures. This program will guide you through each of our eighteen exhibits. For the sake of other visitors in the museum as well as for your own safety, we caution against any use of photography, flash or otherwise. During the installation of this collection, we learned too well that some of the photographs prefer if you don’t stare too long. So please keep this in mind and do be courteous during your stay with us.


Exhibit 1: “The Maid from the Ash” (Polaroid Instant, Forensic photographer)
This is the first known image of the Maid from the Ash, taken the day she was discovered at a ramshackle abode in rural Pennsylvania. In the picture, two uniformed men escort her away after a fire, but she drags her feet and stares back at the place she called home. Due to the widespr…