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Guest Post: I Love Bill Landis by Preston Fassel

Guest Post: I Love Bill Landis by Preston Fassel

I love Bill Landis, and I want you to love him, too. 

I never met Bill, never corresponded with him, never shook his hand and felt his palm against my own and knew him as a living, breathing man; but he is more alive to me, has had more impact on my life, his presence hangs over me and guides me more profoundly than people I have known and worked alongside for years. Even in his absence he has been a mentor, an inspiration, a cautionary tale and a guiding force through my life; and now,...


PEEL BACK AND SEE Playlist curated by Author Mike Thorn

PEEL BACK AND SEE Playlist curated by Author Mike Thorn

Introduction


With a couple exceptions, I wrote most of the stories included in Peel Back and See between 2018 and 2021. As it happens, those years were by far the most taxing and transformative of my life, a fact that I see reflected in the fiction I wrote during that time. Of course, 2020 and 2021 have presented a more macro-level trauma in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, whose effects rage on to this day (thanks in no small part to anti-vaxxers and the strategically manufactured, algorithm-curated alternate realities that social media...


Cover Reveal: THE Cadillac Man by John Wayne Comunale

Cover Reveal: THE Cadillac Man by John Wayne Comunale

 

THE Cadillac Man by John Wayne Comunale

 

Cover Artist: Paul Harrison

 

Publisher: Death's Head Press

 

Good does not exist. There is only the ever-swirling chaos of evil lurking just beyond the veil of our perception waiting to strike arbitrarily without purpose or reason. When evil throws its wiry tentacles out into our world leaving an inky black sludge of death, sadness, and destruction in their wake it’s done not out of maliciousness but at random with no forethought, no agenda....


Cover Reveal: STORM SHADOWS by Kenneth W. Cain

Cover Reveal: STORM SHADOWS by Kenneth W. Cain

 

STORM SHADOWS by Kenneth W. Cain

 

Cover Design: Don Noble

 

Publisher: Journalstone

 

Upon moving to the Midwest, Juanita “Nita” Luisa Mendez explores her family’s new home and stumbles upon a stuffed gorilla, locked away in a unique attic. When the stuffed gorilla begins to haunt her nightly, desperation fills her. Not only is she attending a new school, but she’s now overtired, and that catches the eye of...


Cover Reveal: THOSE WE LEFT BEHIND AND OTHER SACRIFICES by Brandon Applegate

Cover Reveal: THOSE WE LEFT BEHIND AND OTHER SACRIFICES by Brandon Applegate

 

THOSE WE LEFT BEHIND AND OTHER SACRIFICES by Brandon Applegate

 

Artwork is an original oil painting by Peruvian artist Christopher Castillo Díaz, and is an illustration of a scene from the title story "Those We Left Behind."

 

" A bedtime story has unspeakable consequences. A walk in the woods...