I am honored to announce that my Gothic novella “Jonathan Apples” appears in Issue #39 of Sanitarium Magazine, a UK-based journal for Horror Fiction and Dark Verse. I began the story as a style exercise – a rough riff on Poe, if you will – but it soon grew well beyond the scope I anticipated.
Excerpt from “Jonathan Apples”:
Until the day I took Cecily for my wife, I never suspected that I might be a wicked man. I did love her. I know that I must have. Her sweetness, piety and affection, in short her very decency, ought to have inspired my reverent admiration. It was just so at the beginning, yet almost from the hour of our union before God, I felt my heart assailed by base and sardonic notions. Her guileless face reminded me, above all, of how blindly we give our trust to strangers, heedless of their capacity to harm and deceive us.
Read the full story in your brand-new copy of Sanitarium Issue 39 (December 2015).