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Nightmare #39 - December 2015
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Kerem Beyit
Review by Sam Tomaino
Nightmare Magazine eMagazine  
Date: 28 December 2015

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Here's the 39th issue of Nightmare Magazine with stories by Damien Angelica Walters, Tim Lebbon, Caspian Gray, and Nancy Etchenmendy, along with Author Spotlights on all of them but Etchenmendy, an Artist's Spotlight on Cover Artist Kerem Beyit, and the latest installment of a regular monthly feature, "The H Word: My Restless Dreams--A Horde of Holiday Horror" by Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg.

Here's the 39th issue ofNightmare Magazine, with two original stories. You can find the issue and how to pay (or not) for it on their website (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 Judas Child" by Damien Angelica Walters. -+- A boy was kidnapped by a monster some indeterminate time in the past. Now, he is employed to bringing the monster food. Chilling.

The second original story is "The King of Ashland County" by Caspian Gray. -+- John, our narrator, always hangs out at Uncle' Reggie's place with Vicki and Morga doing drugs. Reggie uses them in various ways. One day he brings home a beautiful boy named Cian who, it turns out, is a selkie. Reggie has his skin and uses him for sex. John, concerned for the very young Morga, decides he must do something to help Cian and his friends. Nice little twist on the selkie archetype.

That's the 39th issue of Nightmare Magazine. You can access the stories for free. Check out their web site at their website and support them, if you want to, in some way.

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