Good news everyone! The latest edition of Pulp Modern has arrived, and I’m very excited to say that my short story, “The Lady of the Masks,” is one of the stories you’ll find within. Not only is my work in there, but you’ll also find stories from WUR author Nick Manzillio and fellow Phantaxis Volume 2 author Calvin Demmer in there, too, so it’ll definitely be worth it. I’m excited to discover some other new authors (new for me, anyway) in there as well.
“The Lady of the Masks” tells the story of a young man who considers himself a member of a high society that meet for elaborate parties and events at a mysterious mansion on a hill, though he’s starting to get a bit bored. After a while, the glitz and glamour tends to wear off and it all seems like the same old thing night after night. So when he spots someone new in an elaborate mask, he’s instantly as captivated with her as she is with him. They start their flirtations, which culminate into her leading him into the dark halls of the manor, dark halls that contain dark secrets, dark halls that will echo with his screams.
That’s all I’m going to say about it. You’ll have to read it if you want to find out more. This is a story I enjoy immensely, a little on the weird side, but not so weird that it would easily find a place with more extreme markets. I’ve sent it out many, many, many times, to the point where I was about to give up on it, but editor Alec Cizak finally saw in it what I was hoping others would see: just a good solid creepy story that will hopefully resonate with you well after the final page.
Please check it out if you get a chance, and I know we’d all appreciate if you left a review of the magazine as well. You can find it for kindle or in paperback here.