Nightmare #63 - December 2017
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Breakermaximus/Fotolia
Review by Sam Tomaino
Date: 30 December 2017
Links: Nightmare Magazine / Pub Info / Table of Contents /
Here's the 63rd issue of Nightmare Magazine with two original stories. You can find the issue and how to pay (or not) for it on 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 "Which Super Little Dead Girl™ Are You? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!" by Nino Cipri. -+- A series of questions asking the reader the question in the title. There are four options for each and they tell four different stories about dead little girls. Very cleverly done. Brilliant satire.
The second original story is "Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?" by Matthew Kressel. -+- Kate waits beside a road and fears someone she calls the Neverman. Other people wait there with her. They wait for cars to come and pick them up. One of the others, a girl in a polka dot dress recognizes a man getting out of a car that stops but he does not see her and her hand passes right through him. The man leaves and the girl with the Neverman holding her hand sinks into the ground. We get Kate's back story and what is going on becomes clear. Asad, poignant tale, beautifully written.
That's the current 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.