Books

Inksplot by Gahan Wilson Found in Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman

“He had barely done it when he heard Faulks give a small cry of despair. He turned to see the old fellow wringing his hands in abject misery. “I just blinked, sir!” he quavered. “Only blinked!” It had been enough. A fraction of a second unwatched, and the  was gone from the sill. “ The Story of a Uncontrollable Inkblot – An Unnatural Creature Indeed “A spot. Nothing more. Black, as you see, somewhat lopsided, as you …

First Chapter, First Paragraph – The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

First Chapter, First Paragraph I’m dead. The deadest girl in Deadtown. It’s been a while now. I’m comfortable with the word. You wouldn’t believe how comfortable the dead can get. We don’t tiptoe. Dead. Dead. Dead. Flying Ace of the Corpse Corps. Stepping the light Death- tastic. I don’t actually know what a doornail is, but we have a lot in common. Dying was the …

Indie Spotlight – Bjørn Larssen

Independent Author Bjørn Larssen tells us about his process for Storytellers and how it started out as one thing and ended up as something entirely different. “Tell me about your family,” said Juana one evening. They were learning words that described family members. “Father, mother, brother, sister…” “I have two brother.” “Two brothers. Very good! Are they as good-looking as …

Graphic Novel Review of Drive by Michael Benedetto, Antonio Fuso, and James Sallis

“Maybe he should turn around. Go back and tell them that’s what life was, a long series of things that didn’t go down the way you thought they would. Hell with it. Either they’d figure it out or they wouldn’t. Most people never did.” ― Drive by James Sallis RATING  3/5 STATSPaperback104 pagesPublished May 17th 2016 by IDW Publishing (first published …

Review of Escaping Wars and Waves – Encounters with Syrian Refugees by Oliver Kugler

About Based on many interviews, and hundreds of reference photos, Kugler’s beautifully observed drawings of his interviewees bring to life their location — a room, a camp, on the road: the stretch of tents on Kos, opposite the stalls selling trinkets to tourists. His reporting of their stories is peppered with snatches of conversation and images of the objects that …

First Chapter, First Paragraph – John Dies at the End by David Wong

First Chapter, First Paragraph Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt. If you already happen to know the awful secret behind the universe, feel free to skip ahead. Let’s say you have an ax. Just a cheap one, from Home Depot. On one bitter winter day, you …