In what should have been a case of 'you snooze, you lose', I almost missed out on getting a copy of Kurt Newton's chapbook, Black Butterflies. I headed to Horror Mall to buy a copy and saw the most wonderful (for the author) and the most hideous (for the reader) words, 'SOLD OUT'. Luckily, with the help of Olive Lemon, I managed to swap a copy of my chapbook for Kurt's and it's a beautiful thing. A glossy cover, signed, limited to 100 copies, with interior illustrations. A definite collector's item. It's published by Sideshow Press for their Black Ink Chapbook Series and I recommend checking out their other books (that's a note not just for you, but for me as well).
Black Butterflies is a deliciously odd tale. Timothy Radley sees peoples thoughts, they float above their heads like black butterflies and sometimes he feels the urge to help them. And sometimes he doesn't. A dark vein runs through this sweet tale of loneliness and love, and Newton's writing just sweeps you along with no dull moments. You may no longer be able to buy this little book, but I recommend looking out for his next.