Downward God – S. E. Casey

Douglas woke in the middle of the night to find his wife missing again.  Dinah had taken to doing yoga alone, long sessions at odd times of the day and, most recently, night.  Sure enough, the door to the in-home studio was closed.  Douglas tried the handle—locked.  He resented the fact that after thirty-five years of marriage she refused to let him join her, the excuse … Continue reading Downward God – S. E. Casey

All the Time, the Screaming – Austin Malone

    All the Time, the Screaming – Austin Malone   The Angler rises, opens his cupboard. He gathers the biscuits and jerky, wraps them in a scrap of pale leather, places the bundle in his creel, and retrieves his rod from beside the door. Rod and creel in hand, he emerges into the perpetual twilight of the fishing grounds. He looks neither left nor … Continue reading All the Time, the Screaming – Austin Malone

The Boy in the Trunk – Nicola Lombardi

 The Boy in the Trunk – Nicola Lombardi Paolo was sitting on the stool, slightly bent over, right opposite the trunk. A ray of milky-white light filtered through the skylight’s murky glass, exposing the swarms of dust, otherwise invisible, drifting thickly through the attic. Around Paolo’s heavy breathing everything was dead quiet, a quiet that resided there above and was now lingering in the dim … Continue reading The Boy in the Trunk – Nicola Lombardi

Last Meal of Adonis -S. E. Casey

Enhance your coffee today DISCLAIMER: Deadman’s Tome is a dark and gritty horror zine that publishes content not suitable for children. The horror zine proudly supports the freedom of dark creative works and stands against censorship. Hardly any subject matter is too taboo for this horror zine. As a result, Deadman’s Tome may feature content your mother would not approve of. But she doesn’t control … Continue reading Last Meal of Adonis -S. E. Casey

The Sorrowful Mysteries – Jon James

Enhance your coffee today Click “Hail Mary, full of grace…” I prayed my rosary. I had done it many times already; I had lost count. My fingertips were tender and cracked from their contact with the beads. My hands were cramped from clutching the string. It was becoming so rote that my mind was beginning to wander. I could not allow my mind to wander. … Continue reading The Sorrowful Mysteries – Jon James

Death & Cosmos – C. C. Parker

Enhance your coffee today Death & Cosmos – C. C. Parker      An overcast sky evaporates before a brooding sunrise.  Yet my mind’s as clear as it’s been.  Black Prism that has thrived in me for centuries, dies.  Temples fade inside a kingdom built with second-sight: visions of conquering . . .   As a man I’m weak, sucking-off platitudes from a withered tit. … Continue reading Death & Cosmos – C. C. Parker

They Shall Rise by Rebecca Dempsey

  Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again Though lovers be lost love shall not Dylan Thomas   When late stern Neptune points the shaft with death: To the dark grave retiring as to rest, Thy people blessing, by thy people bless’d! The Odyssey   August 1833. I’d never considered writing. I surfed Bells. Wrote up lab work. However, this is something … Continue reading They Shall Rise by Rebecca Dempsey