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Infernal Ink Magazine is a different sort of a literary magazine, which focuses on publishing extremely dark and violent adult fiction and poetry.
In this issue author and all around mad woman, Andrea Dean van Scoyoc, returns to our pages for what very well maybe her very last interview ever. In addition to this, as always, we have Dave Lipscomb’s music column “The DaveL’s Music” and his art column “Odd Ocularities”. See sights here that you will not see anywhere else.
Also we have fiction and poetry from Cleatus Glob, Berti Walker, G. Ted Theewen, Robert Leuthold, Matt Kurtz, W.C. Morrow, Howard Simmons, Anne D. Mann, Ray Prew, Annie Neugebauer, Timothy Ward, Iris Rapace, and Ken Goldman.
This magazine contains adult content and themes and is not meant for readers under eighteen years of age.
Infernal Ink Magazine by Hydra M. Star
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Infernal Ink features a medley of dark art for readers over 18-years of age - if you follow my reviews, you've seen what I have to say about the concept of this ezine before: dark... not friendly... too morbid... says screw you to traditional mentality... these stories are meant to mess with your head.
The following are the top three works in this issue that stood out to me (you might have different taste and should read this volume to draw your own conclusions).
I promise, you've never read a unicorn-friendship story like G. Ted Theewen's Warm Gold before. If my neighbors want to know why I'm leaving bowls of vodka scattered around my yard, they'll have to read this story.
I kind of wish that One Hell of a Movement by Matt Kurtz could happen to a few conservatives in the news right now so they could wear the other shoe, so to speak.
As to Ken Goldman's Inspiration, I'll give you one clue:
a bloody Misery.
Two illustrations in this volume, the Wrap-Arounds Part I and II, will appeal to breast cancer survivors.
This is my fourth experience with Infernal Ink and I received a free copy of this volume in exchange for a review. I usually don't stick with any magazine-style publication very long because many become redundant after the first couple publications. And then, there's the ads, taking up all that wonderful space for writing. None of that applies to Infernal Ink. I never know what to expect with the stories because the themes are so varied and I adore the few ads found here, promoting projects that are close to the hearts of the editor and illustrator instead of the same ol' same ol' that I'm usually told to buy. When I flipped to the last page and saw the Until Next Time message, my shoulders drooped. I hate waiting.
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