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Monthly Archives: October 2014

10 Questions with Tim Marquitz

1.  How has your life changed since you became a full time writer? TM: I’ve gotten fatter. J Outside of that, it’s been great. I’ve been able to sit down and so what needs to be done without all the stress of squeezing in the writing between the day job and everything else. With it Read More…

Embers of an Age by Tim Marquitz

After a brutal battle with the Grol, in which Lathah has fallen, Arrin and members of the royal family retreat to Pathrale and the race of cat people who live there.  Arrin comes to the conclusion that he needs an army to defeat the Grol and he needs to arm them with Ohra, the magical Read More…

The Story Behind my Story: Intercom

I used to have an intercom system in the first house I owned.  Mostly, I just used it to communicate with my wife when we were on different floors.  One night, my wife and I were freaked out when a strange voice broke into the intercom system.  I couldn’t tell for sure what the other Read More…

Intercom by Carl Alves

This is my story, Intercom, which initially appeared in the now defunct Sinister City eight years ago. Intercom By Carl Alves Mel Tesauro came to an abrupt stop when he saw it.  There it was on the shelf of the electronics store, beckoning him to pick it up.  Tania would love this, he thought.  Perhaps Read More…

7 Brains by Michael Louis Calvillo

7 Brains is the sort of chapbook that I would probably skip if it was written by another writer. The premise is a bit out there.  Malcolm, the story’s protagonist, is tasked by his subconscious, which can take over his body, to eat seven brains of people who represent pure forms of emotion.  Under Michael Read More…

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

In Maberry’s first novel in the Joe Ledger series, Baltimore detective Joe Ledger is brought into a secretive government facility where he is being recruited to lead an X Files style covert government special forces that are designed to tackle things that are far beyond the ordinary.  As a sort of test, he is put Read More…