Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 18 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the eighteenth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 18, Spring 2018

Under the beautiful, breezy ‘Windseeker’ by artist Akem we have fresh fiction to begin the new season

  • In ‘Stones’ by featured author Genni Gunn,  a tourist confronts demons, both personal and cultural, lurking in an ancient Cambodian temple.
  • What are the chances that out of four million people, Max wins a trip to the moon?  But that’s only one of a lottery’s unexpected outcomes in ‘The Brightness of Things’ by Jessica Barksdale.
  • With the conclusion of AJ Odasso’s ‘We Come Back Different’, you’ll enjoy a page-turning mix of strange science and mysterious disappearances in an alternate Steampunk past; and poets Susan Alexander and Angela Rebrec open our eyes to beauty with verse.
  • Catch up with your favourite heroines as Stella Ryman sleuths out the thief who stole Thelma Hu’s fortune in Mel Anastasiou’s ‘Stella Ryman and the Mystery of the Mah-Jongg Box’; and in the latest episode of Allaigna’s Song:  Aria by JM Landels, our heroine finds herself safely out of the frying pan and well into the fire, with magic her only way to escape.
  • ‘Bug in my Ear’ by Susan Pieters might make you hear something new, and in Sophie Panzer’s ‘The Commute’, demons on the Metro mean that being late for work is the least of your problems.
  • We’re not sure whether ‘Bone Dry’ by Roy Gray and Ben Baldwin counts as bathroom humour or bathroom horror — either way, this quirky short comic will give you a shiver.
  • This issue is full of contest winners, with the winner of the Surrey International Writing Contest Storyteller’s Award, ‘MVP’ by Michelle Barker, as well as the winner and runner-up of our fourth annual Raven Short Story Contest:  ‘The Tape’ by Elaine McDivitt, and ‘Meggie’ by Kerry Craven.
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