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The Dark - Issue 23, April 2017
Edited by Sean Wallace and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Cover Artist: Aleksandra Grahovac
Review by Sam Tomaino
The Dark eMagazine  ISBN/ITEM#: 2332-4392
Date: 30 March 2017

Links: The Dark / How to Support / Pub Info / Table of Contents /

The Dark #23 has stories by Erica Mosely, Bruce McAllister, Kristi DeMeester, and Lisa L. Hannett.

Here is The Dark #23 with two new stories.

The first new story is "The Name, Blurry and Incomplete in His Mind" by Erica Mosley. -+- Jentri is ten years old and her father, divorced from her mother, comes to visit and tells her he had once seen a name scrawled in pencil above the basement sink. They find nothing there, but in an unused bathroom on the third floor, they find the name Suzie. They find the name scrawled in other places. Her father tells her stories about "Suzie" and speculates about a secret passage. Jentri begins looking for it. Things get even creepier from there. A very haunting tale.

The other new story is "The Language of Endings" by Kristi DeMeester. -+- Our narrator is a woman who is dead but is haunting her domineering husband as he forces himself on young women. She finds a way to deal with him. Well done.

The Dark has its own brand of unique horror and is certainly worth reading. It deserves your support. Check out their website (see link at the top of this review). If you want to give them more support, go to their Patreon site (see How to Support link at the top of this page).

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