Well fans, it’s no April Fool’s joke, your wait is over. On behalf of our entire staff, I am pleased to announce that TWoM Anthology is here at last. The very best that TWoM has to offer is nestled in the pages of this book. Some of our top authors, representing a generous array of genres, can be found here. This will make a great gift for friends, family or yourself. It’s a fantastic addition to any library. Check it out in the Myth Mart.
Congratulations are in order for David K. Montoya, our February winner for the coveted Member of the Month award. Good job David; fame and fortune are now yours to enjoy!
There’s something here for everyone. But that’s just part of what makes this magazine so special. We have incredible writers, top-notch poets and talented artists. And, of course, the most important element of any magazine is its readers. Thanks to everyone who reads, votes, subscribes or comments on our forum.
We have another exciting issue for our readers so let’s get started. Each section is a catacomb of adventure, waiting for you to explore. Choose your path and enter another world.
Horrotica’s Editor in Chief, Terry Scheerer, recounts an unsettling childhood memory in Squid Kid. Kelly James continues part two of his disturbing Dead Land series with The Experiment. I present the answer to what might be a nagging conscious with the conclusion of Talk Show – Part 2. Newcomer Jen Reiman submits a flash fiction piece called Imaginary Friend while our own Sarah Wilson Basore lovingly crafts The Portal, a story which pays tribute to the eerie style of H.P. Lovecraft.
Learn the secret of good weather and good crops in The Harvest by L.M. Mercer. Join John Miller as he writes about a most unusual end-of-the-world scenario in Summoning the Reapers, our featured story for this issue. Kevin Adams and I offer a sample chapter of Black Rising, a novel of high fantasy.
T.G. Browning brews up a mysterious villain and a curious detective in Book of the Month Club. Kevin Miller responds to last month’s forum comments and continues his story with The Portal – Part 2. Charlotte Emma Gledson debuts here for the first time with Paranoia, a story that might leave you wondering if someone really is out to get you. Lastly, Marileta Hunsford takes us into the future with the series premiere of The Sapphire House – Part 1.
This section sees the return of Jezzy Wolfe as she again displays her comedic talents in Mad Milly’s Sunday in a Nutshell. I have a feeling that this may not be the last we see of Milly.
Here, we are once again graced by the always poetic Michael Sauve and Marileta Hunsford. Danny Peterson, Kayla Bently and Nicholas G. Powell join them, all seeing print for the first time anywhere.
Dan Moran provides a thought provoking piece this issue while Michael Sauve shows just how “Bad” good artwork can be.
Interviews: After a long and vicious pursuit, the bloodthirsty Myth Master has finally sunk his claws into David K. Montoya, owner of TWoM and its parent company, Dark Myth Productions. Here, for the first time, the Myth Master takes on an apprentice, to train him in the ways of the dark arts. Learn David’s most blunt answer when he is asked the “taboo question.”
Book Reviews: If you’re looking for a good novel, check out this month’s column by Kelly James. Read his insightful comments as he reviews Stephen King’s newly released Duma Key and The Conqueror Worms by Brian Keen.
Featured Writer: In this issue’s Books of Distinction, T.G. Browning discusses a particularly noteworthy author, Jack Chalker. Does Chalker measure up to Browning’s scrutiny? Find out whether this novelist gets a seal of approval from our discerning columnist.
Movie Reviews: Polly just got her Way-Back machine out of the shop and uses it this issue to take us on an interesting trip. Ride along with her as she watches the progression of I Am Legend through 3 different versions in time.
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Finally, I’d like to send out a special farewell to Gary Gygax, creator of the original Dungeons & Dragons role playing game (RPG). Considering Gary’s good natured sense of humor, it would not be out of line to say that he passed on after failing his saving throw. With more than 30 years of working with the most popular RPG in the industry, Gary has earned enough experiance to voyage to a higher plane.
Gary, you will be deeply missed.
That’s enough for now. Choose a path and begin reading.
Your adventure awaits.
Editor in Chief