Sanitarium Magazine - Issue 30

Sanitarium Magazine is published by Eye Trauma Press and if you like dark and macabre tales you'll love this monthly magazine which is available to buy in print and e-format. I've been incredibly fortunate in having one of my short stories published in issue 28 of Sanitarium and have since become hooked.

This magazine also features great poetry from Terry Miller, James Michael Shoberg and Andrew Fortunato. There's some great articles on everything horror related such as zombies, splatterpunk  and interviews with Wayne Simmons and Dark Pond Creations.

This magazine is out on the 20th of each month, you can buy your copy from Amazon. It's available in print and epub.

Some Notes on the Reproductive Cycles of Arachnids by Nick Kimbro

This amazing story starts off like any other story, a multi millionaire, Lucas Franklin Westhaven has gone missing and Skip Thompson, a insurance claims investigator has picked up his case. Shortly after this the story descends into brilliant madness. You'll never see it coming. A truly unsettling tale even if you're not afraid of spiders. Highly inventive and thought provoking. This tale stays with you long after you finish reading it.

A Mild Cure for Depression by Brandon Miller

 A young man, Iggy, struggles to feel moved by the life he has, and is desperately trying to escape from the clutches of depression. There's nothing mild about Iggy's desperate and frenzied pursuit of happiness and fulfilment. He'll do anything to escape the clutches of boredom and his "ever morphing brain chemistry."
Iggy finds himself in trouble, but a kind, oddball, stranger helps him out of a sticky situation. Is this Iggy's saviour? Or are things about to get even worse?

Procedure by Kyle Frost

A short but not sweet tale about a young man who's  desperate to fulfil his life's work at any cost. His dreams have been crushed but he won't let that dampen his spirits. A really dark tale with a truly macabre ending.

Dial S for Salvation by Paul Albano

Bill Gable is in a serious predicament. He hasn't succumbed to the mass hysteria sweeping through like wild fire but neither does he want to end up alone. If you're not sure what I'm on about you'll have to read Albano's Dial S for Salvation to find out. I think this tale has a lot to say about how easily our modern lives can be manipulated. A person is clever, but people are stupid.  I think we, as a society tend to believe what we're told by the media and powers that be and this tale explores that with brilliant results.

Paul Albano can found on Twitter @AuthorPAlbano

Endless by Russell C. Connor

Even the sweetest fruit can go spectacularly bad. For Jeff and Anna the idea of endless can be a terrifying prospect. In Russell C. Connor's tale they find themselves in a state of limbo with horrific consequences. A great tale of warning to look after things often taken for granted.

Russell C. Connor can be found on Twitter @russellcconnor

Something Sweet by Gillian French

Casey O'Fallon, a young student takes on what should be an idyllic summer job but of course it all goes awry. She befriends a little boy who seems very sweet. But there's something not quite right and she's determined to protect him.

The Red Curtain by Mitch Sebourn

How far would you go for the ones you love? Would you go to hell and back for them? Mitch Sebourn's dark tale is truly unique, a highly exhilarating tale that becomes a real page turner.

The Shriek of the Harpy by Sebastian Bendix

Muriel lands her dream job of a being a film archivist, she think's she's set, what could go wrong? This tale is reminiscent of Egyptian tomb raiders, some things that have been forgotten in time should stay that way. There's a great foreboding atmosphere of gloom that builds with great results.


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