“The Mooneaters”: An Excerpt From Bradley Sides’s “Those Fantastic Lives”

"Those Fantastic Lives"

Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Bradley Sides’s forthcoming collection Those Fantastic Lives.Shaun Hamill dubbed the collection “a treasure chest of dark wonder, one that brings to mind the best of Joe Hill and Ray Bradbury.” The story featured below, “The Mooneaters”, originally appeared in a slightly edited version in Rose Red Review.

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Sunday Stories: “Punxsutawney Phil and the Executioners in Top Hats”


Punxsutawney Phil and the Executioners in Top Hats
by Bo Fisher

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, and neither am I that other thing they say I am. I don’t say the word. My mom has no problem saying it, and neither does Row who’s rummaging through her bag at the door as we speak. It’s only that when the cigarette smoke starts to mix with the early February snow on the Ohio that my head gets foggy and I have to part the debris to see what really is. I can still see it, and though they cannot, I can empathize with their blindness—I can empathize. Row doesn’t care to look at the goddamn snow, and that’s why she’s mumbling something or another about my concerns regarding the government’s contamination of our tap water and how cigarette ash has become hotter in the last three years. 

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Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 58: DuVay Knox)

Duvay Knox

DUVAY KNOX is an author of black pulp fiction, black exploitation, black folklore, and black erotica—“gritty shit that makes you wanna laff, cry, scream or make nasty love.” His books include Soul Collector: The Life of Death as Told by That Nigga Death (Creative Onion Press) and The Pussy Detective (forthcoming from Clash Books). He runs Black Pulp Fiction Press.

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