Welcome to the 24th issue of Bull & Cross!
I am very happy to start this issue off with “Possums” by Seth Cable. I’m not going to say much about this piece other than that it is not at all what you’re expecting. The author does a fantastic job with language, setting, and pace. But so do a lot of authors. Seth manages something a bit bigger than a good story with this piece.
Next up, the prolific and always enjoyable Steve Carr makes his return. I won’t ever be able to think of B&C without thinking of his writing. This marks his fifth time with the journal, and each is a wonderful example of excellent story-telling. That he has published nearly 300 stories is no surprise. You can find his other visits to our pages here, here, here, and here.
And finally, a story that made me smile. “How To Train Your Slime” by L.S. Popovich. I’m a sucker for darkly comic science fiction, so this was an easy acceptance. Come to think of it, why don’t booksellers set aside a portion of their selves for this subgenre? A wasted opportunity, I think. In any case, I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself smiling with this story as well.
So, that’s that. Find yourself a comfortable corner and enjoy!
Daniel R. Julian