Hi, guys and gals, and Happy New
just a little late, but
it’s the first chance I’ve had since the ball dropped. And there hasn’t been
much change, anyway, really. The war in Ukraine drags on and the American
taxpayers continue to fund the world. The invasion of our country by
undocumented aliens rolls on and nobody seems to want to do anything positive
in that arena, either. So, time for escape fiction, huh?
a pretty impressive
lineup this time around. Malik Mandeville brings us his story, Day of
Betterment, in which the local kids get to participate in some strange
ceremonies, indeed. In Cemetery Road by Richard Brown, the protagonist
finds himself in a lot of trouble when he checks out the house across the road.
The cops don’t take him seriously, but someone does…
Stoll’s I Quit, after
a lifetime of abuse the guy everyone picks on finally has enough and decides to
slice some meat at the deli.
brings us one of
her fine flash fiction stories in Dirty Blue Bandana, and M. L. Fortier
clues us in on what it’s like to marry a zombie. Creepy stuff included in this
issue, folks. And our poetry section includes sixteen excellent pieces, so you
all have your work cut out for you. I’ll let you get to it…and have a great year!