MORPHEUS TALES – DARK SORCERY SPECIAL
Dark Sorcery: An Introduction By Tommy B. Smith
Power Drunk By John “JAM” Arthur Miller
The Word By Aaron Gudmunson
Secret Ingredients By Bill Ward
Moon And Shadow By Dennis McDonald
Veil Of The Weary One By Lee Clark Zumpe
Jackie’s Lost Children By Lee Thompson
One Last Trist By Samantha Wood
Magic Coin By Scott M. Sandridge
Black Maggie’s Secret By Robert Walton
My Master’s Work By Justin Simpson
Seeds of Apocalypse By Kesh Butler
Cover By Sergey Urlapov, Back Cover By Lin Bo, Interior Artwork By: Candra Hope (Page 5),Justin Coons (Page 10), Geff Bartrand A.K.A. Dr. Twistid (Page 13), Lisa Anderson (Page 22), Christopher L. Stine (Page 28), Sexforfood (Page 33), Robert Leija (Page 40)
Unfortunately for me I don’t get a chance to read a lot of the great horror fiction magazines that are being published right now. Time and financial constraints make it very difficult to keep up on all that is going on in the short fiction market. I am happy to say that Morpheus Tales sent me a PDF of their Dark Sorcery Special Issue and it is a winner.
I’ve heard of a few of the authors featured in this issue, while most are complete strangers to me. That is not a bad thing, I love discovering new writers of short fiction.
As you can imagine by the title of the magazine the tales within are steeped in the realm of dark sorcery and they deliver in spades. While some were better than others they all strike a good balance of magic, monsters and fantasy. I breezed through the Dark Sorcery Special in one sitting and found myself lost in the wonderful worlds created within. If this is an indication of the quality of fiction being published by Morpheus Tales we are all doing ourselves a disservice if we don’t order a subscription.
Jackie’s Lost Children by Lee Thompson and Seeds of Apocalypse by Kesh Butler were my favorites in this issue and Magic Coin by Scott M. Sandridge was a nasty little tale
The cover art is exceptional as well as the art within the pages. The images add greatly to the atmosphere of the writers words.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Morpheus Tales this is a good place to start. You can order all back and current issues on their website here; www.morpheustales.com