Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders. The May, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features seven new authors and their short stories. All the authors expand significantly on their print work, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, disturbing, longing and irreverent.
Stories include: •The Avatar Self by Susan E Sage (A woman journeys from her broken body to a new self not knowing what she will find.) •Boomtown Guide for the Perplexed by Michael Reilly (Charlie is not sure what to make of his new free spirited neighbor. All at once disconcerting and charming) •Bingo by Lela Marie De La Garza (A retiree bets the farm on a high stakes bingo game on an alien world.) Plus, •Merrows by Alan Bray •Crucible Invictus by Konstantine Paradias •Run by Dave Morehouse •Snake Oil Rights by Ken Poyner.
Don't miss the chance to see what is in store for synthetic organics--they expire, but when? What's in a cuckoo clock that can't be started without consequences? How do you plan your escape when drugs are about to kill you? What's the difference between a hero and a villain if you discard vanity?
Alan Bray, a Detroit native, has been a record store clerk, factory worker, musician and then psychotherapist in Michigan and Illinois. Sixteen years ago, he moved his family to New Hampshire, where he began writing fiction. Bray's recent short stories have appeared in Per Contra, The Citron Review, 10,000 Tons of Black Ink (Pushcart nominated), and Ink and Coda. His novel The Hour of Parade is available on Amazon.com and his novellaThe Puppet's Tattered Clothes will be published this summer by Bartleby Snopes.