Tag: Justin A. Burnett

Classic Review: Kwaidan

There’s no doubt that weird fiction easily bears comparison to the folk tale. I imagine that many readers and writers of weird fiction developed their initial attraction to the more unsettling dimensions of literary creation by way of a particularly well-told folk tale. I vividly remember my own initial tinge of the uncanny gleaned from

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Classic Review: Teatro Grottesco

I admit to being totally smitten by the work of Thomas Ligotti before actually getting around to Teatro Grottesco. The Penguin edition of Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe no less than changed my entire literary trajectory. Here it is, I thought, the collection I always knew was out there waiting for me. Not

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Classic Review: The House on the Borderland

The House on the Borderland is my first successful reading of William Hope Hodgson, and one that I initiated with some trepidation, given what a slog the beginning of The Night Land was. The latter’s pseudo-archaic stylization and meandering plot didn’t exactly inspire me to press forward, particularly in the midst of the obligatory readings

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S. L. Edwards’ Whiskey and Other Unusual Ghosts: A Review by Justin A. Burnett

There is no true end to becoming. The future winks in the distance like a promise that the past whispered from the shadows. Bridging these ends is the present, an epiphenomenon resulting from the narrativization lent by consciousness to the messy business of being. Although depression might be characterized as the sense of letting the

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The Nightmare, a Flash Fiction by Justin A. Burnett

The trails we walk are suspended over the park by white columns. An awning shades us from the glare of the sun, and intermittent staircases spiral down to the grass some ten meters below. From our elevated vantage point, we converse without interference from the sounds of children chasing each other gleefully through the grass.

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Hidden Chasms, Part One

they left cuts Iittle penknife incisions in the ligature seeming harmless innocent cachinnate fricatives awaken us at night the tiny hours leak oxygen as the chasm sours your eyes glass over coffee glass eyes sunk into oceans solid and immune to pressure the lugubrious rest cure nourishes the sandstone where flowers bloom we dig since

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The Sausage is Here: One Down, Four to Go!

Well it’s here! Esoteric Sausage and Other Malformations is officially on Amazon! Pick up a copy here! It feels good to have a solid debut release under my belt, but it’s not time to celebrate just yet. I have settled on a goal of five releases this year. This isn’t as unreasonable as it seems:

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Sausage, Aliens, Academia, and Other Things I’ve Been Screwing With Since Last Time

The waiting period before a publication date tends to be a little strenuous. Esoteric Sausage and Other Malformations is officially scheduled to drop on the 18th (three days away), and I’m feeling the performance night jitters. Although seeing my first serious publication go through the process was fun, I’ll definitely feel better once it’s out

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Welcome! Let’s Get Right Down To It: Esoteric Sausage, Coming April, 2018!

Welcome to my blog! With several new releases on the near horizon, I figured it’s high time I establish a space to unify everything I have going on across the Internet. This way, dear reader, you have access to it all, plus some exciting content exclusive to this blog. Here you will find publication updates,

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