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Fantasticland

When the Lights Go Off, the Beasts Rise Author: Mike Bockoven FantasticLand has the power and pull of Disney World. Constructed and sustained against all odds by one eccentric man with a vision, it’s a place where you can see pirates and fairies, robots and rides, and every kind of merch you could think of or want. The theatrics are impressive, the vision against the grain, the break through imagination and scope of creation unparalleled. The only problem? FantasticLand is sitting right in the path of a hurricane and, Jurassic Park style, no one is paying attention. Queue bad management, last [...]

2021-12-13T18:37:59-07:00December 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Lost Village, The

Abandoned Villages & Sinister Secrets Author: Camilla Sten There is a secret in Alice Lindstedt’s family, and she cannot let it go. In 1959 in the quaint, postcard perfect Swedish mining village of Silvertjarn all the inhabitants disappeared. Later, two men entering the town found a dead woman bound to a pole and an infant who was left crying in the deserted school. No one else was ever found. What could have happened that left the cheerfully colored houses abandoned, tables still set for dinner, a brutalized body in the town square? Alice’s grandmother and entire family had lived in that [...]

2021-12-01T20:54:20-07:00December 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Blister

Monsters and Lovers Author: Jeff Strand Jason Tray is on a forced vacation after scaring away some kids who were tormenting his dog by covering himself in fake blood, arming himself with a fake chainsaw, and carrying a (again fake) severed head. One of the kids slipped and broke his arm. It’s just a little bit funny, especially since Jason asked very nicely multiple times for them to stop pelting his little dog with rocks. Sort of a poetic justice thing really. Chad, his publicist, finds it less amusing, and so Jason is staying in his agent’s lakeside cabin, out of [...]

2021-11-22T12:16:07-07:00November 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |