Letter from the Editors
We feel inclined to warn you that the art, short stories, and poems collected in this issue of horror are not suitable for children, the elderly, someone who’s pregnant, or anyone with a heart condition. You have been warned…
We were horror-fied at the quality of work submitted for this issue (in a good way). Within these pages you’ll encounter gruesome tales that involve monsters, madness, killers, and things that are just too terrible to put into words (but someone did).
If you’re still reading then turn out the lights and light a candle, grab a glass of blood-red wine, and cuddle up with your favorite form of security, whether that be blanket, pet, or significant other. It’s time for some bone-chilling, spooky storytimes.
We will be announcing our next theme after the holidays.
Yours, in good times and in bad times,
Deep Overstock Editors
(Cover art contest winner: Olive Lewis)
Waylon Bacon – Untitled
Doug Chase – Harbinger
John Chrostek – Apis, Thursday, Baby’s Day Out
Mickey Collins – The Problem With Lover’s Lookout
Amanda Depperschmidt – On the Way to the Riverside, Stray Dog in the Valley
Robert Eversmann – The Bush, The Baby, The Floor
L. Fid – Where do they go?
Benjamin Kessler – Finished Business
Ariel Kusby – In Your Dark Garden
Kristi Lovato – Sisters
Leanna Moxley – Trypophobia
Oaktea – Wish
Timothy Arliss OBrien – Undoing a Curse
Dack O’llins – Horror Haiku in Three Parts
Thomas Piekarski – Devils Postpile
Michael Santiago – The Fall and the Creation
Mark Savage – Mensch versus Mittwoch
Bob Selcrosse – The Vampire, The Cook, The Undertaker
Eric Thralby – The Naked Father, The Puppet, The Prophet
Robert Torres – My Idea of a Good Time, Ghost Made Flesh
Mia Vicino – THERE’S SOME KIND OF BURNING INSIDE OF ME
ZB Wagman – Slay Bells Ring… Are You Listening?
Geoff Wallin – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn
Nicholas Yandell – Poems That Kept Me Up At Night
Editor-In-Chief: Bobby Eversmann
Managing Editors: Ariel Kusby & Mickey Collins
Prose: Mickey Collins & Bobby Eversmann & ZB Wagman
Poetry: Ariel Kusby
Social Media: Ariel Kusby & Caroline McCulloch
Web Design: Mickey Collins
Interior Design: Mickey Collins
Cover Design: Olive Lewis