a note from your editor . . .

Here’s to celebrating the High Horror Days! Whether you beckon the spirits to come hither or ward them off with spells (amid the requisite banging of pots and pans), we hope you enjoy the tricks-and-treats prepared for you by this issue’s poets. Please join me in thanking them!

Until next time . . .

Yours in the darkness, the light, and the interstitial spaces where shadows linger!


Terrie Leigh Relf
Poetry Editor


Ghost of Christmas Past by G.O. Clark

Acrostic for Full Moon by Elizabeth Creith

The Back Seat Driver on Halloween by Gary Davis

No Treats Back Then: Tricks of Ancient Samhain by Gary Davis

A Truer Affair by John Grey

Changes to Come by Miriam H. Harrison

Halloween in the Haunted House by David Kopaska-Merkel

Welcome Halloween by Paul Lonardo

Shaken by Lauren McBride

Ghost Story by Kevin Patrick McCann

Dances of the Dead Tragicomedy by Anne McCrea

The Light at October’s End by Meg Smith

The Necromancer by Thomas Stewart

Survival of Hansel and Gretel by Matthew Wilson