Welcome to our Holiday & New Year Issue! 

We are pleased to offer you a distinctive blend of holiday fiction in this issue. Everything from rogue elves to sympathizing with the darkest recesses of the mind. Like beautifully-wrapped presents under a darkly-lit tree in a desolate forest, these stories deserve to be opened with deliberation and care, and an open, creative mind.



Little People by Ed Ahern

I Eat the Dead by Lawrence Buentello

The Meeting by Max Griffin

The Absent Wife by Carl Hughes

The Trader by Nicole Givens Kurtz

Skulls & Roses by Ken McGrath

On An Open Fire by Mike Murphy

In a Room at the Top of the Stairs by WT Paterson

Something about Roy by Christian Riley

The Nightmare’s Time by Lynn Rushlau