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REVIEW: The Black Treacle – Issue 3

Black Treacle is a free magazine of horror, dark fantasy, and speculative fiction published every two months from Canada. In the Editor’s Notes, the writer and editor A.P. Matlock informs us that he wants the magazine to provide a venue for as ...

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Supervillain poetry – Asylum

People spend their lives looking for the one I've got more than I can count And you say I’m unlucky? They’re called personalities I’ve got a disorder you see I wear each one as the mood fits me I can be quite contrary Changing my ...

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Supervillain poetry – The Blind

I was blind but now I'm blessed I haven't found religion My soul is still in the devils pocket The darkness is no longer black It comes in a variety of colours The rays all bleeding into one another I've given pain and received it ...

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Supervillain poetry – Cannibal

I'm never satisfied No matter how much I consume I was normal once but no more I'm a carnivore Flesh is my weakness I see humans as walking delicacies Tasty morsels of rare meat The undertaker is sympathetic He lets me dine on the ...

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POETRY – Heroism don’t pay the rent by Lisa Knight

TITLE: Heroism don't pay the rent CHARACTER NAME: Unknown ABILITY: Able to leap large distances NUMBER: 1 I was born with the certainty of amounting to nothing Resigning me to a fate worse than death I can think of nothing worse than the ...

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POETRY – A REACTION TO WOOLWICH BY ANONYMOUS

TITLE: A reaction to Woolwich PROMPT: Fingertips stained by rust. AUTHOR: Anonymous The blood of a generation upon us Our fingertips stained with rust Horror scenes from other places Destruction of a race Innocence taken, shattered, ...

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Who is Mister Mo?

Mister Mo is a fictional character in the Love Amongst Strangers books. He is the bodyguard of Occult detective Ayesha Swanson. Recently I came to learn that there was a real life inspiration behind the character and I was lucky enough to speak to ...

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LIVE TWEETING: Bush43 manuscript! 14/03/13

He was so intent to stare at my face that he missed my fist until it shattered his nose He shouted, as he stumbled back, grabbing his face I was to my feet and moving quick, snatching Cassandra and diving with her to the ground As electricity ...

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LIVE TWEETING: Bush43 manuscript! 13/03/13

"For instance," said Simon as he stopped by me, the toe of his shoe coming under my chin and pulling up Turning my face upwards and towards his "I know that whatever you choose to do to me or any number of people ceases the moment you die" He ...

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LIVE TWEETING: Bush43 manuscript! 12/03/13

"All right" I said, straightening up and making to fix my tie. "I see that you've gotten in well enough, so here we part" She grabbed my tie again "Get in here," she said with a toothy grin, and she yanked me into her apartment, closing the door ...

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LIVE TWEETING: Bush43 manuscript! 11/03/13

I turned and wasn't surprised at all, as she practically pounced on me, her mouth finding mine, mine not protesting a bit Her body pressing against mine so hard, as if it wanted to become part of me Her arms wrapped around me, her legs trying ...

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LIVE TWEETING: Bush43 manuscript! 24/01/13

Bush43 live tweeting: From the beginning! These initial Tweets are less spoilery than the later Tweets as the book is available to buy and I didn't want to give too much away! BUSH43 I woke up one morning and said to myself "Myself, today is ...