Tag: weird fiction

Your Happy Life: Day Seven

Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Day Six Taenia solium is one of many reasons the poor cannot be happy. It’s a parasite, commonly known as the tape worm. What is more horrible than a parasite? Neurocysticercosis occurs when a tapeworm infection causes cysts in the brain, which often results in

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Mr. Sucky by Duncan P. Bradshaw – Book Review

Review by Bob Freville Duncan P. Bradshaw’s Mr. Sucky is very funny and very British. From its first paragraphs, we are graced with a scenario straight out of a Monty Python episode. By that, I mean that Bradshaw takes familiar imagery and subverts expectations with hilariously matter-of-fact horror that’s at once bust-a-gut funny and uber-cringey.

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The Weirdest Books Never Written: Part One

In the year 1078, a Benedictine monk named Anselm of Canterbury completed a proof for the existence of God that would leave a certain brand of thinkers stumped over the next millennium. The argument basically hinges on the assumption that for something to be perfect, it must also exist, since existence is supposedly an obvious

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The Unreprinted: “Throat Sprockets” by Tim Lucas

By Ben Arzate Welcome to the first installment of “The Unreprinted,” wherein I discuss out-of-print books of every genre. For this initial discussion, we’ll be taking a look at the cult erotic horror novel by author and film critic Tim Lucas, Throat Sprockets. “A city without theaters is a guilty city; it is a place

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Halloween Flash Fiction: “Polka Dots”

By J.L. Mayne The bile stings as it ejects from my empty stomach into the white porcelain. The acid struggles to mix with the water. Strings of green and yellow drip through the murk to the base of the bowl. My arms rest on the seat, where my family sits and defecates at least once

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The Warblers by Amber Fallon Book Review

by Zakary McGaha 3.8/5 Amber Fallon came to my attention with all that social media drama not too long ago, so I felt compelled to look up what really matters: her fiction. The Warblers is the type of book you read in one sitting. The way it’s written pulls you into the story and forces

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House Gods and Bizarrocon: An Interview with Andrew James Stone

Austin James: I’ve been bummed that you’ll be missing BizaroCon 11 so I won’t be able to meet you in person. Second best thing: I get to interview you instead! First off, thanks for your time. Andrew James Stone: I’m super bummed, too. After you experience the convention, you’ll know why! And it’s my pleasure!

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Positively Squidlike

Positively Squidlike Earl woke up one morning to find that he had become a squid. It was an unfortunate discovery. Even so, it wasn’t nearly as unfortunate as the discovery he made shortly thereafter when writhing over to his bathroom mirror on his eight tentacles. Not only was he a squid—his once well toned and

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The Behavior of the Stars

The Behavior of the Stars Mark stared up at the night sky, but there were no stars to be seen. They were probably hiding; they often scurried behind clouds and laughed at him, which was unbearable. He had seen them move. Sometimes they skipped across so fast that he just caught a glimpse from the

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Twitchy Kids & Dungeon Synth: An Interview with Justin A. Mank

Austin James: So word on the street is that you write books? Justin A. Mank: Yeah man, guilty as charged. Done more poetry than prose up to this point, but I just had a novella come out so I’m taking the full stab at prose. Oh yeah? When did you start writing poetry? I started

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