Letter from the Editors

Dearest readers,

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 BaconUntitled
Doug ChaseHarbinger
John ChrostekApis, Thursday, Baby’s Day Out
Mickey CollinsThe Problem With Lover’s Lookout
Amanda DepperschmidtOn the Way to the Riverside, Stray Dog in the Valley
Robert EversmannThe Bush, The Baby, The Floor
L. FidWhere do they go?
Benjamin KesslerFinished Business
Ariel KusbyIn Your Dark Garden
Kristi LovatoSisters
Leanna MoxleyTrypophobia
Timothy Arliss OBrienUndoing a Curse
Dack O’llinsHorror Haiku in Three Parts
Thomas PiekarskiDevils Postpile
Michael SantiagoThe Fall and the Creation
Mark SavageMensch versus Mittwoch
Bob SelcrosseThe Vampire, The Cook, The Undertaker
Eric ThralbyThe Naked Father, The Puppet, The Prophet
Robert TorresMy Idea of a Good Time, Ghost Made Flesh
ZB WagmanSlay Bells Ring… Are You Listening?
Geoff WallinPrelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn
Nicholas YandellPoems 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