Loved it. Okay, not that surprising.
The issue starts with the intriguing The Cover by Jeff Strand, and is followed by the gross, but brilliant, Hatch by Fred Venturini. Shudders at the memory of the spiders. For me, a second read of Last Waltz in Texas by Bryce Albertson turned the story into a delicious tale. Fabulous foreshadowing. The Red House by Colm McGeevers is an old fashioned story. I liked it.
While I can't deny I may be biased towards Aaron Polson's work, I'll let you make your mind up about The Distillery by revealing two of my favourite excerpts from the story. "...black veins breaking their faces into awkward monsters..." and "...born in a hive of human rot." Enough said in my opinion.
A Used Infinity by Marianne Halbert, is a sad tale of murder and a possessed GPS system, while AJ Brown's Glimpse is a claustrophobic carinval tale. I adored The Monster Whisperer by Erik Williams. A story that uses facing your fears to bloody success. Didn't see that end coming. And finally, Emancipation with Teeth by Heath Lowrance had me grimacing all the way through, but the pay off was worth it.
My two favourite 100 worders this issue were Last Laugh by Guy Belleranti (funny) and a delicious piece of dark sci-fi from KV Taylor, Hostile Takeover.
And, if you wish to win my thumbed through copy of Necrotic Tissue, say so in the comments and I'll post it out to the lucky winner. Of course, if you don't, I shall keep it all to myself.