TABLE OF CONTENTS

Every dreadful thing we’ve ever published.

Mona Luna

Christina Ladd October 15, 2021

If you never met her, you’d think she was a real nice lady, yeah. Good with kids, never kicked no dog. Never sang a hymn out of tune. On Tuesdays and Thursdays she works down at the shelter, handing out socks and toothbrushes.

I go barefoot in my boots rather than take a single thing from Mona Luna.

Blood Runs Cold

Josh Rountree October 8, 2021

Two bankrollers make their escape after a botched job, but one of them may be far more than what he seems.

Just Smile

Dawn Vogel October 1, 2021

A bartender educates a patron on why he should never, ever tell a woman to “just smile.”

Back To Normal

authorMBarron October 1, 2021

A woman awakens to find life strangely normal after murdering her husband, but normal is a world of constant dread, and the voice in her head is worse than the corpse in her bed.

But You Mustn’t Look Back

Rhonda Parrish and Beth Cato October 1, 2021

you know what it means
but you mustn’t look back

Spore

mAGGIE ( A NICKNAME) September 25, 2021

“Federico” is a unique plant with a strange appetite.

The Green

Anthony Cain September 24, 2021

A man’s lawn wants him dead.

Cherry-Blossom Droid

Parker Ragland September 17, 2021

A common proverb is that time heals all wounds. That is true only for humans. For them, memories fade into dull generalizations. For us droids, memories are always reproducible with uncanny sharpness, and they stay with us for as long as we live: forever.

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