The Dark - Issue 26, July 2017
Edited by Sean Wallace and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Cover Artist: Lonely by Vincent Chong
Review by Sam Tomaino
The Dark eMagazine ISBN/ITEM#: 2332-4392
Date: 29 June 2017
Here is The Dark #26 with two new stories.
The first new story is "A Performance for Painted Bones" by Kelly Stewart. -+- In a town where the populace is just skeletons, a dancer and a hunter have skin. They are kept alive as long as they do their jobs. But one could take the train east if there was a good reason to, like returning an object to its rightful owner. Written like a proposal for a movie, this is wonderfully atmospheric. Works perfectly.
The other new story is "A Lasting Legacy" by Osahon Ize-Iyamu. -+- Ogu is from a disgraced family and wants to get respect by becoming the leader of the machi. He wants to find something that will ensure that. But his uncle is a disgrace and burden to the family. What can he do? A grim, sad story but very effective.
The Dark has its own brand of unique horror and is certainly worth reading. It deserves your support. Check out their website (link at the top of this review). If you want to give them more support, go to their Patreon site.