Letter from the Editors:
This issue is chock-full of clues for you to follow and mysteries to solve. We’ve got mysteries in barrels and mysteries aboard outposts in outer space, mysteries in artifacts, mysteries in notebooks and mysteries in fox women and cat women too. We’ve got detectives in the style of Poe and Chandler, and even detectives who are children. Whodunit? Youdunit!
But the biggest mystery of all is how the heck did we decide on which ones to keep from all of the great submissions? As Sherlock Holmes would deduce, the simplest solution is probably the correct one; and the simplest answer is that we ran out of pages!
Our next theme is the future! Submit before the deadline is in the past, that is to say, by May 31st.
See you some time in the land of tomorrow!
Deep Overstock Editors
Vincent A. Alascia – Mystery Outpost VII
Roger Camp – Death Comes to the old Lady, Paris ; Woman in Elevator, Paris
Mark D Cart – for ; sure
Yuan Changming – Flocci Volitantes: A Metaphysical Mystery ; Foxwoman: An Ancient Folk Mystery ; Heartfelt Confusion: A Personal Puzzle
Nicole Chvatal – Love Languages ; Von Zimmer 2805
Mickey Collins – The Disappearance ; The Mole People
Mike Corrao – History of Knotted Artifacts
Ben Crowley – The King’s Man
Holly Day – The Barrel
Lynette G. Esposito – Exchanged
Kate Falvey – The Art of Detection ; The Art of the Never-Ending Ego
L. Fid – Who Killed the Middle Class?
Joe Giordano – Nothing Bad Without Good
Lindsay Granduke – Ode to the Manifesto Written on a Chrysler Pacifica in a Barnes and Noble Parking Lot
Charles Halsted – The Ghost in the Attic Closet
Nancy Hayes – Salient Green
Karla Linn Merrifield – One Thing I Won’t Forget
Jen Mierisch – A Glimmer of Intuition
Timothy Arliss OBrien – Murder at Murphy Manor
Bob Selcrosse – The Case of the Disposal ; The Case of the Radiator
Sherry Shahan – Bodie
Jonathan van Belle – FLY BOTTLE ; Lycophron of Chalcis
Z.B. Wagman – A Model Murder
Alex Werner – Not Waving if You Look Long Enough
Nicholas Yandell – Whistling in the Dark
Editors-In-Chief: Mickey Collins & Robert Eversmann
Managing Editor: Z.B. Wagman
Poetry: Jihye Shin
Prose: Z.B. Wagman