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The Tea House: On Organization and Planning

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Guest Post by S.T. Cartledge Today’s Tea House post is brought to you by a good old fashioned Irish Breakfast tea. It’s nothing fancy, it’s just a good, reliable tea. It’s a great way to start the morning. I recently moved house, and there’s been a period of about a week […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Were God a Better God

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by Amanda Billings The paper hat opened its tiny paper eyes and grimaced. It had never had eyes before, and through the magic of divine intervention it now shrank back from the throbbing pain of fluorescent lights forcing its paper pupils to constrict for the first time. It had no […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: CV Hunt and Andersen Prunty

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by Gabino Iglesias You want to talk about talented duos? It doesn’t get better than these two. Seriously. Andersen Prunty is one of my favorite authors, an editor/publisher whose taste I agree with and whose work ethic I admire, and a man I got to “study” for an author spotlight […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: You Are Human, You Tell Yourself

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by Daniel Vlasaty A crowd gathers outside the zebra habitat. You can’t see what they are all looking at from where you’re standing, but people in the crowd keep gasping and quietly screaming. You think it is probably some disaster, a death or an injury. But they don’t seem panicked […]

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Fear and Loathing in Portland: An Unexpurgated Interview with Lucius Shepard

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Lucius Shepard died on March 18th. With deep respect and gratitude, we are reprinting this recent interview with him conducted by friend and mentee, Edward Morris that appeared in Issue #11 of The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction published last December. We asked Morris for a few words by way of […]

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Twisted Tuesdays: Bizarro Short Film Festival

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by Tracy Vanity This first Bizarro short is pretty much Batman with clowns. I love clowns. Avey Tare from Animal Collective created this music video to promote his album “Enter the Slasher House.” Little Fang, the cat vampire-looking puppet, is from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and there is a serious nod […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Baby Ruth Wasn’t the Only Fat Person to go Through the Floor

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by Dustin Reade A man walks into a cemetery holding an electric blanket. The cord dangles behind him, hitching and bumping in the wet grass. He approaches a row of old stones, nods his head, and lays the blanket over the selected plots. Carefully, he lies down in the center […]

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New Bizarro Author Series Review #29: There’s No Happy Ending by Tiffany Scandal

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by J.W. Wargo Id Says:…And they lived happily ever afterrrrrrrr!!! Or not. Let’s just say that these two lovebirds have a lot of shit to put of with to get to any ending at all. It’s not exactly the kind of world you think about a future with husbands, wives, […]

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Twisted Tuesdays: Antlers & Horror

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by Tracy Vanity Antlers are a predominant image in the “Hannibal” television series. It is represented in connection to the Wendigo, a metaphor for Hannibal Lecter himself. The Wendigo is an antlered demonic cannibalistic spirit in Algonquian legend. There is also a mental disorder called the “Wendigo Psychosis” in which the […]

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Women and Children in the Time of The Door That Faced West

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(In this post, I speak in general terms about women’s issues in the years 1799-1800. Exceptions to what I’ll note existed, but they were few and far between.) The point-of-view character in my new novel, The Door That Faced West, (released in February by Lazy Fascist Press) is a sixteen-year-old […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

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by Tiffany Scandal I cradled our baby in my arms. I hummed sweet hymns as she slept against my breast. You walked by the doorway and smiled at me in that way that makes me blush. We talked about horror movies. How funny they are and how nothing is really […]

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Twisted Tuesdays: Bizarro News Roundup!

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by Tracy Vanity Texas man stabbed with Legend of Zelda Sword is in serious condition.  Cat attacks the shit out of a British man for wearing Hugo Boss cologne.  “The Swiss Cheese Pervert” has struck again!  Another victim came forward over the weekend, the fourth woman accusing 42-year-old Christopher Pagano […]