Posts Tagged "issue 78"

Mother-Doll

by on Nov 12, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

We keep her in the living room, the dust never seems to go away. Her eyes shut tight, a dead animal, a smile sleeping on her red, red lips. She has no knowledge of me, no cares, no thoughts about a daughter who watches her, waiting for the dawn, for midnight. We live in a doll’s house. I...

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Cthulhu Apocalypse and the Terrifying Tradition of Horror Role-Playing Games

by on Nov 11, 2015 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

Horror has always been a part of tabletop RPGs—when you’re fighting zombies, blundering into pit traps, and dodging dragon fire, you can’t help but sense some of your character’s peril. You’ve spent hours equipping her weapons and armor, entire days choosing his spells. And yet, the...

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To Die Dancing

by on Nov 10, 2015 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

6,000 Words Half a block away I could feel it already, the old giddiness, the limb-tingling bliss at being about to dance, to sweat, to shake my body beside other bodies, and that’s when I knew I was in true mortal peril. I walked slower, then stopped, and took ten deep breaths, until...

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Rolling Dice

by on Nov 5, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

Here’s what I think about deals with the devil. They’re always at night, on bridges, in the backroom of every house you have ever lived. The devil wears blue, black, red, shades of white. The devil arrives and Usually it’s midnight, though not always, when the words go from lips to ears,...

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Interview with Apex Author Russell Nichols

by on Nov 4, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

“Blood on Beacon Hill” isn’t what you think it is. And Teddy, the teen boy on trial for rape, isn’t who you think he is. Neither is his one-time lover, Wendy. This story is unapologetically passionate, compelling, thought provoking, and darn enjoyable to read. In his first sale to Apex...

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