Issue Nine

Massacre Issue 9

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Dark Fiction

Assignment #9 – H.M Pridemore
Gerome – Benjamin Allocco
Truth-Teller – Nate Ealy
A Shot at Reality – Mileva Anastasiadou
The Bone Keeper Of Chicago – Alyssa Kaden
Sweet Meat – Timothy Wilkie
Gulp – Leah S. Eburne
Sunlight Under the Bridge – Bill Adler Jr.
A Piece Of Work – Paul Tanner


Massacre Contributors

H.M Pridemore – Assignment #9

H.M Pridemore reads and writes dark fiction from a small dusty studio in Southern California. When not writing H.M walks a tenacious terrier while thinking up creepy stories. Future publications are due this May and July in Flash Fiction Press, and Blood Moon Rising Magazines.


Benjamin Allocco – Gerome

Benjamin’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in 9Tales Told in the Dark, The Conium Review, The Fanzine, Fiction Southeast, and Prick of the Spindle. He lives in Upstate New York with his fiancé and teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Oswego. He received his MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

You can find Benjamin here:
Website –
Twitter – @BenjaminAllocco

Sleep Study – 9Tales Told in the Dark
Spider – The Conium Review
Monsters & Dolls: On Storytelling – The Fanzine
Fishface – Fiction Southeast
The Foundation – Prick of the Spindle


Nate Ealy – Truth-Teller

Nate Ealy picNate Ealy is a fun loving writer who lives in rural Western Pennsylvania, and when he is not watching the Pittsburgh Steelers or Pirates he can be found writing. Some of his favorite authors are Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Ernest Hemingway. He is a recent graduate of Grove City College and loves to travel the world. Some of his favorite places that he’s been to are Florence, Italy and the Galapagos Islands. You can read some of his stories on his website.

Find Nate here:
Website –


Night Ride – Schlock! Webzine
Alone – Flash Fiction Magazine
Hunted by the Cougar – Romance Magazine
The Ruler of the World – The Drabble


Mileva Anastasiadou – A Shot at Reality

Mileva picMileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist, living and working in Athens, Greece. Her work has been published in many anthologies and magazines, in print and online, in Greek and in English. She has published two books.

Find Mileva here:

Stories and poems in English:
The False Simulation Theory – Ofi Press Magazine
Chasing Cars – Infective Ink
A Sunday Well Spent – The Molotov Cocktail
The Five Stages of Grief – Foliate Oak
Silence is the Silent Winner, Fake Plastic Love – HFC Journal
The Facts as Seen From Underseas – Down in the Dirt Magazine

Once Upon a Dystopia – Menacing Hedge
Games People Play – The Fear of Monkeys

Books in Greek:
Towards the End – Panektypon Publications 2013
Beautiful DaysStrange Days Books 2013


Alyssa Kaden – The Bone Keeper Of Chicago

Alyssa Kaden is a full time college student and a part time procrastinator. When she isn’t losing herself into the dark world of twisted literature, she can be found slaving over Oscar Wilde and Russian politics. Despite not being in a high position, she has also submitted academic essays for a literary magazine online and joined a university scholars programme for Literature. Join Alyssa in her search for deeply disturbing compositions.

Find Alyssa here:
Twitter – @WillamsMaiya


Timothy Wilkie – Sweet Meat

Timothy Wilkie is a writer/artist, musician just relocated to Stone Ridge in upstate New York.  He has two grown boys Justin and Blake. He was raised in Arizona amongst the cactus and the tumbleweed.

The Horror Zine
The 1001 Arabian NightsNonbinary Review


Leah S. Eburne – Gulp

Leah_S_Eburne picLeah Eburne is an emergency room scribe working towards admission into medical school. It is her pleasure to traffic in the literary equivalent of Italian exploitation horror and find solace in a cup of Death Wish. She edits and co-writes the ongoing webcomic Modus Operandi. Her co-writer, Tish Doolin, has once described her as a “Nietzschean ubermensch”, a label no one has dared challenge.

You can find Leah here:

Kissing – Jar of Teeth, volume 01
Commotio Cordis
– Near to the Knuckle Magazine
Modus Operandi


Bill Adler Jr. – Sunlight Under the Bridge

Bill Adler PhotoBill Adler Jr. is a writer. His books include Outwitting Squirrels (The Wall Street Journal: “A masterpiece.”; Boing Boing: “One of the funniest books I’ve ever read.”) Boys and Their Toys: Understanding Men by Understanding Their Relations With Gadgets, Tell Me a Fairy Tale: A Parent’s Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories, and How to Negotiate Like a Child. Adler tweets at @billadler.
Originally from New York City, he makes his home in Japan.
He’s also a pilot and a big fan of dark chocolate.

You can find Bill here:
Twitter – @billadler

Website –

Outwitting Squirrels – Chicago Review Press
Tell Me a Fairy Tale – Claren Books
Boys and Their Toys – AMACOM
Now to Negotiate Like a Child – AMACOM


Paul Tanner – A Piece Of Work

Tanner picPaul Tanner lives with his wife and two small children in Providence, RI, halfway between Lovecraft’s grave and the library where Poe pursued his final, doomed love affair. He holds down a day job as an elementary school teacher, and is pretty sure the school board would be disturbed by his extracurricular activities. He is currently at work on a crime novel under a topsecret pen name. He enjoys the outdoors, punk rock, and guns.

You can find Paul here:

Deadhead Miles Volume 2 – forthcoming July 2016