a note from your poetry editor . . .

You are in for a treat (and perhaps a trick or two) with this issue! There are a variety of poems here to sate your palate, from amuse-bouches to full entrees and decadent desserts! Please join me in thanking our poets for feeding our imaginations, and yes, our fears.

Until next time,

Yours in the darkness, the light, and those shadow realms between,

Terrie Leigh Relf
Poetry Editor, etc.


Day of the Dead – The Vampire’s Secret by Marcia A. Borell

No Rest for Witches and Pumpkins on Halloween by Gary Davis

Dancing with the Dead by Aaron Grierson

Open Season by Ngo Binh Anh Khoa

The Fly by J.L. Lewis

Dracula Plans His Hallowe’en Soiree by LindaAnn LoSchiavo

Mooncalled by Robert Allen Lupton

A Nickel for the Boneman by Jennifer Montgomery

Three Horrorku by Dmitry Peredonov

On An Evil Halloween Night by Jim Piatt

Bartering by J.J. Steinfeld

Two Horrorku by Michael Nickels Wisdom