Gruesome Death: Pop Star Mutilates Herself

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Los Angeles, CA – World-famous pop singer Sierra committed suicide last night; some gruesome reports indicate she chopped her own feet off with a kitchen knife.

Sierra had been working on the set of the new biopic of Innsmouth-born actress Filipa Darlo before dramatically exiting the production a month ago after a fight with the director turned violent and Sierra threatened to kill him. Since then, Sierra spent an erratic three weeks travelling through France where she …

IFPGruesome Death: Pop Star Mutilates Herself

Local Cellist Returns for Midsummer Concert

by Amanda C. Davis

Innsmouth, MA – Former Innsmouth resident and acclaimed cellist Brenda Gaither was in town for an overnight concert June 21 to 22.

Gaither, 32, was born in Hampton Falls, NH, and moved to Innsmouth at the age of four. After high school, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in music theory from Dyer College. She gave private lessons and performances in Innsmouth for two years before traveling to Europe for further study. There she developed her signature …

IFPLocal Cellist Returns for Midsummer Concert

Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2. London: Titan Books, 2008. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $16.95/£9.99. ISBN: 1 84576 657 1.

Supernatural season five begins filming today in Greater Vancouver amid a flurry of spoilers, foilers and down-and-dirty rumours. And we bring you another season companion review – only, ours is of season two.
Season companions tend to follow a similar pattern due to …

IFPReview: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2

Cthulhu Haiku Contest

Cthulhu Haiku Contest Rules and Prizes

Prizes

First place:

Second place:

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Interview: Kírk Barrett

Kírk Barrett’s “A Bedtime Story” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press. Kírk  recently moved to the coast of North Carolina.  His fiction took 3rd place in the 2008 Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Contest, and he currently has a Southern Gothic novel submitted to several agents and publishers.  He is a chief interrogator at a kitty Gitmo prison where he specializes in the stretching-purred stress
position.  His website is awaiting a long-overdue update, so until …

IFPInterview: Kírk Barrett

The Nameless City

by H.P.Lovecraft

When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. I was traveling in a parched and terrible valley under the moon, and afar I saw it protruding uncannily above the sands as parts of a corpse may protrude from an ill-made grave. Fear spoke from the age-worn stones of this hoary survivor of the deluge, this great-grandfather of the eldest pyramid; and a viewless aura repelled me and bade me retreat from antique and sinister

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Review: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August/September 2009

Review by Paula R. Stiles

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, vol. 117, no 1&2, Aug/Sept 2009. New York: Spilogale Inc., 2009. 256pp. $6.50. ISSN#: 1095-8258.

Fantasy & Science Fiction isn’t my favorite publication in speculative fiction. Too often, it tends toward an uncritical nostalgia typical of the original Twilight Zone at its cheesiest. What I mainly remember from the last time I picked up the magazine was thinking, …

IFPReview: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1. London: Titan Books, 2007. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $19.95/£14.99. ISBN: 1 84576 535 4.

I’ve had mixed success with season companions. A lot of them are flimsy things slapped together with some pretty color photos and fawning interviews, interspersed with episode synopses that you could probably find cheaper online. But every so often, you get a season …

IFPReview: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1

Monster Byte: Discovered Hazred Text ‘Elaborate Hoax’ – Experts

by Wade German

Arkham, MA – Experts have debunked the authenticity of a text that was recently “discovered misfiled” in the Marsh Archive of Antiquarian Studies at the Innsmouth Public Library in Innsmouth.

Stanley F. Bleiler, the Head of Library Sciences at Miskatonic University in Arkham, said the De Stellis Maleficarum, attributed to the “Mad Arab” Abd-al-Hazred, was “an elaborate, but undeniably ingenious hoax,” and called it “the Fiji Mermaid of rare occult books.”

Bleiler’s remarks came after a …

IFPMonster Byte: Discovered Hazred Text ‘Elaborate Hoax’ – Experts

Interview: Caroline Totten

Caroline Totten’s story “By the Sea, By the Sea” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

She lives in Canton, Ohio USA. She has worked as a reporter and a teacher, and currently is a freelance writer. Her fiction, humor, and poetry have been published in print and on the Internet. She is a member of Writers With Humor and the Canton Writers’ Guild. A few of her recent publications are listed in the Directory

IFPInterview: Caroline Totten

Another Go for Stop n’ Shop

by Matt Betts

Maybe the third time will be the charm.

Stop n’ Shop will attempt to hold their third annual charity barbeque this Saturday evening in the town square.

The previous efforts have met with disappointing results.

Last year, tragedy struck the event when a propane tank exploded in the grilling area, badly burning Donald Gillis, former head librarian at the Innsmouth Public Library.

Two years ago, the event was moved indoors due to a sudden thunderstorm, and then …

IFPAnother Go for Stop n’ Shop

Baby Rhyme Time

Youngsters Enjoy Initiation at Innsmouth Public Library

By Deborah Walker

Thirty babies and toddlers, ranging from the age of two weeks (well done, Mrs. Beatrice Draggers) to two years, attended the first Baby Rhyme Time at the Innsmouth Public Library this week.

Miss Marberly Phillipson, Head of Juvenile Development Services, said, “I am delighted to see so many little ones here today. One simply cannot introduce a child early enough to the magic of the written word.”

The youngsters enjoyed …

IFPBaby Rhyme Time