THE INSTALLATION / short-fiction / TERRAFORM/MOTHERBOARD (VICE)
"The outer light of the descending sun transforms the evening inwards as it sinks below the overlapping crests of hills, casting the affluent landscape in a dull blue. I’m driving away from the city, and the sky above me is highlighted with a thin smear of pale orange, like dirty blood toward the horizon. I pass the beltway and traverse old pastures converted to large plots for oversize mansions, private schools, small horse barns and large garages full of upscale cars that overlap each other from behind the hills. I follow the smear, past the large maintained yards of athletes, old money, and new bankers."
THE FINAL DAYS / novelette / UNNERVING
"Taking place during the last week of the year 1999, ‘The Final Days’ follows the rebellious teenager, Candace who is trapped with her father during the Y2K hysteria with his religious friends at the remote family camp to wait out the coming tribulation. Every day is a descent into religious fervor, extreme fasting, gun worship, paranoia, and terror that will test Candace and her father’s relationship.”
OVER THE FLOOD / flash-fiction / SOUTH BROADWAY GHOST SOCIETY
"Black water and a reaper over the flood. Emery’s drone glides above the shallow layer of floodwater, past the towering hulls of the collapsed harvesters rusting in the shallow mire and over the collapsed barns with their decrepit rusted silos. Flying over tens of thousands of acres of what would be soybean or durum along this new contaminated shallow. Over the submerged stele erected to mark the passing of generations. Flying adjacent to the electrical poles, whose bases gleam obsidian and silver in the encroaching formation of salt and bitumen."
BOUNCE HOUSE / short-fiction / QUEEN MOB'S TEA HOUSE
"I stand up, walk away and meander through the hulking colorful masses of inflatable forms; Bright green dragons with inflated slides, pale yellow mazes with hidden compartments, a zip line across a lavender expanse where I see Stella laughing as she flies backwards."
RESERVATIONS / short-fiction / BURROW PRESS: Fantastic Floridas
"In a high-end Florida coastal town Frank and Danny wander between upscale restaurants. Unable to secure a reservation, their journey spirals into dark debauchery and onto the edge of privilege and extinction. "I moved to Florida so I wound't have to wear socks.""
ALL INTERNAL / novella / DYNATOX MINISTRIES
"In this grotesque and dark novella, Terence Hannum introduces us to Anita, a camgirl who finds herself awakening in situations that she cannot control. After questioning her sanity she realizes that she is not alone in her body and at the mercy of a malignant parasitic entity. All Internal takes us into the edges of the mind-body problem by way of reproduction, replication and division."
THE STATION / short-fiction / QUEEN MOB'S TEAHOUSE
"On the edge of a recently built and abandoned Florida resort where contamination has brought about a deceptive landscape to the guards who protect it."
THE COURIER / short-fiction / GYPSUM SOUND TALES
"The Courier" follows a nighttime courier who, while avoiding multiple ploys and plots to rob him muses on his previous job as a cop and a fatal decision that haunts him in the landscape of vacant malls, empty parking lots and purgatorial sprawl."
THE SEAM / short-fiction / EXOPLANET MAGAZINE
"My dreams are only of tunnels, endless and subterranean. I do not recognize them, even if they are familiar, and they never end. Everything is tunnels now. When I dream it is as if I am just catching up with something that has already started. Each time I sleep I am just further. Deeper."
THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE: THE ART OF TREVOR PAGLEN / article / FULL BLEED
"Today, in 2018, as the president of the United States seeks to discredit investigations of his campaign, the Left spends its energy defending the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the intelligence apparatus that terrified it only eight or nine years ago. The timing is right, then, to become reacquainted with Paglen’s oeuvre. It is also fitting that Paglen, who has made a career out of making the invisible intelligence and surveillance network visible, will have his mid-career retrospective, Sites Unseen, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC (June 21 through January 6, 2019)—located between the International Spy Museum and the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, but one block away from the FBI."
THE VOID / short story / TERRAFORM (MOTHERBOARD VICE)
"How a festering void will consume the earth."
11 CREEPY SOUNDTRACKS / article / BANDCAMP
"As a musician in The Holy Circle and Locrian, I’m attuned to the atmospheric, and every year, I compile a horror soundtrack radio show called Dead Air; this year, it will broadcast on Baltimore’s WLOY on Halloween night. Surely, some of the creepy, fascinating, well-composed soundtracks below will be included. So turn out the lights, get out the snacks, and dig in."
VANISH ON THE INSTANT / short story / SCHPHI JOURNAL
"A professor meets a dying god on the edge of a campus."
THE HUNTER / short story / TURN TO ASH
"A father and son go hunting unthethering a creature that tests their relationship."
DIXIE SQUARE / short story / LAMPLIGHT
"An art history professor is drawn to a dead mall."
BENEATH THE REMAINS / novella / ANATHEMATA EDITIONS
"Spencer and Galen are dragged by their mom and their new “dad figure” to the swamplands of Florida, thrust into a new school system, patronized, bullied, starved for love. Like many white teens they turn to death metal to keep them alive and suspicious, and in this cliquey, smug, Christian village, already half rotting from the heat and the damp, there’s plenty of bad a-brew. One day Galen wakes up and his older, beloved brother has gone missing—and it’s like nobody really cares. Like most American novels of noir, Beneath the Remains is laid in a world without rules. Imagine yourself a kid in that world—or is this how most kids grow up today, in a shimmer of danger, magnified by mass ignorance?"
- KEVIN KILLIAN
ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST or WHEN THERE'S NO MORE ROOM IN HELL or NEKROMANTIK'S LAMENT / article / ABOUT:CONTENT
"However, the problem with zombies is that they eventually take over the world. In the end the zombie has the power. Even alone. Even empty. Its state of being both living and dead engages within those who confront it an act of anomie – the physical laws of the world no longer stand. The zombie tends to be an allegory for a larger social ill: slavery, colonialism, war, racism, gender inequality, solipsism, the military industrial complex, the healthcare industry, consumerism, this list could go on – the Zombie tends to be a guilt laden specter, the negative reflection of the very confrontation we face when exposed to the myriad ways of systemic cruelty."