Shimmer Magazine – Issue 15 Beth Wodzinski et al.
Issue 15 is ready to enchant you. We’ve got 7 elegant stories from Megan Arkenberg, K. M. Ferebee, Mari Ness, Milo James Fowler, Nicole M. Taylor, and Oliver Buckram. Angels and psychopomps, ghosts and guilt, souls… More
Briarpatch Tim Pratt
Darrin’s life has been going downhill ever since his girlfriend Bridget walked out on him without a word of explanation six months ago. Soon after losing her, he lost his job, and his car, and eventually his enthusiasm… More
Bullettime Nick Mamatas
DAVID HOLBROOK EXISTS EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE
David Holbrook is a scrawny kid, the victim of bullies, and the neglected son of insane parents.
David Holbrook is the Kallis Episkopos, a vicious murderer turned imprisoned… More
The Thief of Broken Toys Tim Lebbon
British Fantasy Society Award Finalist (2011)
When a father loses his son and his wife leaves him, he cannot tear himself away from the small fishing village where the boy’s memories reside. Thinking that his … More
The Door to Lost Pages Claude Lalumiere
Step through the door to lost pages and escape a life you never wanted.
On her tenth birthday, Aydee runs away from home and from her neglectful parents. At first, surviving alone on the streets is harsh, but a series of … More
Future Games Paula Guran et al.
Human competition is eternal. No matter what the future brings, sports will be a part of it. But what forms will these games take? Who will be the spectator, who will play? Will aliens be our opponents or machines? What … More
The Book of Thomas: Heaven Robert Boyczuk
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” -John Milton, Paradise Lost
In the beginning, the Church ruled all the Spheres of the Apostles. But that was millennia ago, before… More
Westlake Soul Rio Youers
“All superheroes get their powers from somewhere. A radioactive spider bite. A science experiment gone awry. I got mine from a surfing accident in Tofino. The ultimate wipeout. I woke up with the most powerful… More
The Delphi Room Melia McClure
Is it possible to find love after you’ve died and gone to Hell? For oddball misfits Velvet and Brinkley, the answer just might be yes. After Velvet hangs herself and winds up trapped in a bedroom she believes is Hell,… More
Goldenland Past Dark Smith, Chandler Klang Smith
A hostile stranger is hunting Dr. Show’s ramshackle travelling circus across 1960s America. His target: the ringmaster himself. Struggling to elude the menace, Dr. Show scraps his ambitious itinerary; ticket… More
Powers James A. Burton
Time is growing short—at least as mortals measure time. His kind broke the balance. Now he must repair it…or our world shatters.
Even gods have limits.
Albert Johannson’s forgotten more than he remembers… More
The Emperor of the Ancient Word and Other Fantastic Stories Darrell Schweitzer
Seventeen fantasies by one of the field’s most prolific short story authors, including tales of…mad gods, specters returning from the beyond, inexplicable enigmas from outer space, a romantic and surreal… More
Claiming Her Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen
Leigh Ann has been psychic since childhood, sharing with her mother her ability to see and hear things unknown to ordinary people. She is not afraid of spirits. But now, as she struggles with a failing marriage, she senses… More
Reforming Hell Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen
In her waking life, Leianna is a 29-year-old single mother living in Philadelphia, but she is psychic, has had astonishing visions, and leads a dual, astral existence in which she is now reunited with Bael, her dark, … More
Best Gay Stories 2014 Steve Bermans et al.
New York City. Moscow. Guanajuato. Pelion. A nameless suburb that could be found down any street. Trysts, old flames, pulptales. Gay men are neither confined by locale nor are their stories. The 2014 volume of Best Gay… More
The Family Unit and Other Fantasies Laurence Klavan
The Family Unit and Other Fantasies is a superb collection of darkly comic, largely fantastical stories set in our jittery, polarized, increasingly impersonal age. Whether it’s the tale of a corporation that… More