Sanitarium is about to release it's landmark 40th edition of it's magazine. To mark this special occasion the editor of Sanitarium Magazine, Barry Skelhorn has been interviewed by Casey Chapman who runs a wonderful blog called Severed Scissors. If you're a fan of the wonderful Saniatarium Magazine do check out this excellent interview here.
Issue 33 features outstanding original fiction from the most exciting up and coming horror authors. There's also articles; Re-skinning Werewolves by R.Donald James Gauvreau and a review of Sharkpunk Stories with Bite ( edited by Jonathen Green) by Kit Power. There's also a great interview with legendary horror author Adam Millard.
And on top of all that is dark verse from Thayli, J.E.Remy, Aracelly P.Campo & Vince Rodriguez and brilliant cover art from Kevin Spencer
Help support horror's finest and talented authors by buying your copy!
Wriggle Room ~ Scott Farrell
Senator Mason Grant is a Grade A asshole, he treats people who cross him with the same ruthlessness he shows to any unwelcome visitors into his home. But sooner or later what goes around comes around. This is a great read that capitavates til the end.
For Fame, For Fortune, For a Commemorative Statue ~ James Park
A life- long rivalry drives Micheal Milenko to great extremes, but in the end he comes out top securing fame and fortune, but is it all it cracked up to be? Many people dream of living a celebrity lifestyle but at what cost? Will Michael find it as wonderful as he dared to beleive? A great tale that's unsettling and brooding.
Say the Number ~ Emir Skalonja
With great skill this tale starts off light and cheery but soon descends into darkness.Selena Thatcher is obsessed with numbers and believes that numbers can explain everything one needs to know about life. But they can't explain this...
Vicious Circle ~ Stephen Grassie
Set in the Glasgow's subway station Stephen Grassie weaves a dark tale of a tortured soul looking for salvation.Just another young twenty something trying to carve out a life for themselves. Lorna has dreams and aspirations just like everyone else but what must she do to get ahead in life? This a great tale with a truly macabre ending.
Beautiful Teeth ~ Abigail Lalonde
This story reminds one of an old fairy tale yet is thoroughly modern. It's expertly written with a sly dash of humour. People will do anything for a lovely smile.
You can find Abigail Lalonde on twitter @rabbit_rabbit
Never My Love ~ Jason Christopher
Never my love is a very dark but sweet tale of finding that one special person whom you go so crazy for you'd do anything for them. Nothing seems impossible for two people once they're in love as illustrated with this short tale.
Jason Christopher is co-founder of Grave Matters Magazine.
Coker ~ Dominic Stabile
This little tale is similiar to the Stephen King method of writing a story. You take a character and place them in am impossible situation and sit back and watch them trying to deal with it. But this is highly original story and in a style Stabile can call his own. A dark grisly tale of a desperate situation in which the past comes back to taunt and ridicule whilst the future looms over like a ticking bomb.
Meal Deal ~ Ian Sputnik
Albert James Kinloch with his wife Dorothy are searching for the perfect British pub. At first it seems a sweet idyllic tale of a happily married couple enjoying their twilight years but of course this is a Sanitarium tale. A great read which is funny as well as dark. If you enjoyed this tale Ian Sputnik has previously had his fiction published in issue 25 and 31 in Sanitarium Magazine.