Jun 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 14 — In Deep

We’re down to the final two issues of Year Two! Wow, that kind of went by fast. In such a good way.

We seem to have a theme again this month, totally by accident. Our three stories this month all slide beneath the earth in one way or another. Our short story is D.B. Starler’s Good Ghoul Gone Bad, where we meet Lola, an undead adventurer who needs some help from her ex on a most disagreeable task. It doesn’t help that she wants to kill him. Galen Dara’s art for the story is fantastic. (Spoiler alert: Tentacles!)

In flash fiction, David Alex Shepherd takes us to the Silver Hill Hotel, where cheaters definitely do not prosper. And in Guard Post by Paul O’Donohoe, we face a security system that’s spoiling for a fight.

And in Part Eleven of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor, Dale and Walt are finally together — and they’re in deep shit.

© 2014 Brian J. White

About the author

Brian J. White

Brian White started Fireside in 2012 with a Kickstarter and a whole lot of love. Over the next five years as editor and publisher – with the help of his amazing team and of Lauren, his wife and partner in crime – he expanded Fireside from a one-off magazine to a monthly publication to its current form, a site with weekly fiction and occasional nonfiction. Fireside published 150 stories under his tenure, as well as five novels and one novella. He is deeply proud to have had a part in bringing those stories into the world. He was gratified to have proved that writers can be paid more for their work than the industry accepted, and perhaps most proud of the #BlackSpecFic report that Fireside published in 2016. He stepped down as editor and publisher in the summer of 2017, but he remains an equity partner in the company.