Hey, welcome back!
2020 is finally behind us and I say good riddance...I don't know about anyone else, but I'm
tired. Tired of the Covid.
Tired of the political unrest. Tired of so many great people losing their lives
during 2020. Of course, that's part of getting older—watching
the herd thin out. Guess I should be glad I'm still here,
a pretty strange lineup this time for ya. Couple of
monster-in-the-basement stories, one by Justin Swartz about the monster he
never knew and one by Clive Owen Barry involving a serial killer. Then we have
an elevator story by C. M. Barnes, whose protagonist gets the ride of his life.
And there’s even a fairy story. Yeah, I know. Not supposed to take those at BP,
but The Beating of Their Wings, by Brian Maycock was just different
enough to catch our attention.
Inconceivable, by Rich Rose, is a completely
different take on what to tell your kid when they wanna know where babies come
flash fiction this issue runs the gamut all the way from Roy
Dorman’s Flora and Fauna, a strange tale of things that weren’t there
just a minute ago, to KJ Hannah Greenberg’s story of a young lass with a
strange set of choppers in Special Teeth.
also have quite a lineup of poetry this time around. We got so
many good subs in the poetry department we had to bump some up to the next
issue. Hillary Lyon, C. D. Marcum, Donna Dallas, Christopher Hivner, Juan
Manuel Perez, Meg Smith and David Barber have provided us with no less than
eighteen poems! That’s a bunch for BP, but we like it. We hope you will too.
So, I’ll let ya get to it. Have a good time and if you have a story you
think we should see, read through our guidelines and send it on over. We’re
here, spending a lot of time at home and we need the distraction and
entertainment. Thanks, guys and gals. Have a good read…