First up is a scorcher from Jason Duke at Spinetingler Magazine, Less Than Living. A low-level scam artist whose self-loathing simply knows no bounds. Duke's use of repetition to create this character's bleak world is genius, and the ending is unexpected and devastating.
The new Dark Valentine Magazine is out. Paul D. Brazill's werewolf detective is back for a another fun, bizarre ride in La Fee Verte. In that same issue, Matthew C. Funk introduces the horrifying and heroic Swamp to New Orleans. Katherine Tomlinson has a tight, funny and twisted tale with Easter Dinner.
Over at Title Fights, Eric Beetner has a cool gangster-and-his-loser-cousin story with Pat.