If horror/science fiction/fantasy is your thing, then check out the magazine, Morpheus Tales. And by “magazine” I mean like a real, hold-in-your-hands magazine published on that medium you might vaguely remember, commonly known as paper.
Their website gives you some free previews, so you can get an idea if you want to purchase or not, without just buying it blind. You can also see some of their artwork, which looks interesting, wonderfully disturbing, and very high quality.
This publication came to my attention because Lyn Cannaday (previously featured here in blog posts Two Random Moments and Tricky Aliens and Bisexual Penguins) had her first story published in Issue 4. (First as in not soley a web publication, since she has had a number of stories recognized and accepted on various sites across the web.)
Her flash fiction story is called Vampires Suck, and it looks like part of Issue 4, including Cannaday’s story, is now available in pdf format. So, you can read Cannaday’s story as well as some other flash fiction at that link, although I recommend buying the issue since this is just a small sampling of what you get in the actual magazine. Here is an excerpt from Vampires Suck:
“Humans give vampires all the awesome powers: mesmerizing eyes, sexy accents, angsting drama, and now they get to be sparkly,” he complained with a huff. “Why don’t humans give us some of those cool powers? I’d love to see a movie where the werewolves weren’t just bad actors in fur suits. I want a werewolf movie with a sexy she-wolf with hypnotic, silver eyes and retractable claws and the strength to tear down mountains.” His eyes grew unfocused and lusty.
(FYI, the pdf link was slow to load for me, so give it a minute before you decide to back out of it.)
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