Nightmare #33- June 2015
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Okan Büllbül
Review by Sam Tomaino
Nightmare eZine / eMag
Date: 28 June 2015
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Here's the thirty-third issue ofNightmare Magazine, with the usual two original stories. You can find the issue and how to pay (or not) for it at their website (see link at the top of this review). Here are my reviews of the two new stories in this issue.
The first original story is "The Cellar Dweller" by Maria Dahvana Headley. -+- In a town, there are dark things that dwell behind the cellar door. There also dwells the Banisher. She starts out as a nine-year-old, but not a pretty child. She has a thriving business, "advertises her services particularly for the banishment of gremlins, poltergeists, pixies, and nixies. She does a side business in rats, raccoons, starlings, and mice. They come with the territory." She grows up and goes to college, graduating with honors and leaving that business behind. But that is not the end of her story. Well-done, grim, little fairy tale.
The other original story is "Snow" by Dale Bailey. -+- Two couples are camping out on the mountains around Boulder, Colorado, when they hear reports of a plague and then nothing. One of them breaks her leg and they all go back down into Boulder to find help for her. Things get worse. Truly unsettling!
That's the thirty-third issue of Nightmare Magazine. You can access the stories for free. Check out their website and support them, if you want to, in some way.