dark witer


By: Martin Shelby

In Martin Shelby’s short story, “Missy,” the wintery dark months can sometimes bring out darker things. For some, there is protection, at a price. Do read.

Where The Fault Lies

By: Greg Mollin

We all have our obligations in life. Sometimes our obligations can lead to distractions and sometimes these distractions can be tragic. In Greg Mollin’s haunting short story “Where the fault lies,” he takes us through the mind and panicked state of a moment gone terribly wrong.

The Chocolate Shop

By: David Massengill

Many of us have experienced quirky day’s at work where everything just seems to go wrong. Yet, in David Massengill’s The Chocolate Shop a normal day at work becomes disturbingly tragic due to a disgruntled guest.

Red Haired Girl

By: Deborah Reed

We all run into people each day. Their faces remain with us sometimes for a few seconds, and sometimes longer. Yet, sometimes these run ins with strangers mean something more.

May Poetry Collection

Anndell Quintero was born in Panama City, Panama and grew up in Miami, Florida and later moved to Chicago. Each of these cities serves as the vibrant, pulsing, backdrop of her work which is the product of a leap into an alternative space.

Heather McShane recently finished writing a mixed-genre book called Pretend Wishes. She earned an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she taught creative writing in their Early College Program.

Robert E. Petras’s poetry and short fictions have appeared in over 60 magazines. Most recently he has been published in Tales of Blood and Rose, Yesteryear Fiction, Death Head Grin and Open Magazine.

Ron Koppelberger has published hundreds of poems and short stories. His work has appeared in The Storyteller, Ceremony, Write On!!! (Poetry Magazette), Writing Raw and Necrology Shorts, and many more.

Veronique Medrano was recently published in With Painted Words. Besides being a writer of dark, lovely poetry she is also a singer, and is completing her studies in English.