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Author Spotlight: Tom Conoboy

Even S. T. Joshi exclaimed that he’d never read anything like “Phoenix on the Orange River”, the final story in A Darke Phantastique. Written by Tom Conoboy, it begins:   Once, on a moonlit road, quiet and warm, Death trundled by with a handcart bearing the belongings of my father. I was kissing […]

Author Spotlight: Weston Ochse

Weston Ochse, our next spotlight in our continuing series on contributors to A Darke Phantastique, gets into the character of Ernest Hemingway in “The Fine Art of Courage”:   “The matador must have a spiritual enjoyment of the moment of killing. Killing cleanly and in a way which gives you esthetic pleasure and […]

Author Spotlight: Nickolas Furr

“In the Wardrobe” is the story by our next Author Spotlight contributor to A Darke Phantastique, Nickolas Furr. Here’s a sneak peak:   Lord Butler-Graham leaned on his walking-stick, hand over hand, his knuckles rolling beneath scarred skin as he shifted his weight. The lamps glowed dimly, casting shadows about the room. A few dozen […]

Author Spotlight: Wendy Rathbone

Continuing our Darke spotlight, we next find Wendy Rathbone. Her beautiful story, “I Keep the Dark That Is Your Pain”, begins:   Rumor had it the man in the old house at the edge of the woods was the greatest hunter the town had ever known. Stories told that he’d taken down rogue bears, […]

Author Spotlight: Lucy A. Snyder

“Kudzu” is an invasive story from A Darke Phantastique contributor Lucy A. Snyder. It begins:   Your cell chimes just after you fall asleep. Swearing, you fumble for it on the nightstand. Certain you set the thing to vibrate, you stare at it blearily, wondering if you should just let it go to voicemail. LaRonda […]