Editorial: Issue 9

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

Welcome to another issue of Innsmouth Magazine, which, I’m glad to remind you, can now be purchased via Amazon or Smashwords for your e-reader. It’s also our fundraiser month, so if you can spare a dollar, now’s the time to do so!

With that self-publicity out of the way, let’s focus on the stories. We’ve got six of them, this time. There’s a bit of …

IFPEditorial: Issue 9

Fiction: The Grey Cairns

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

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By C. G. Leslie

Monday, 3rd August 1846

Dearest Elizabeth,

I think of you always. I felt it important to record my thoughts if only to explain in my own mind the perils we seem destined to suffer on this quest. Of course, Dr. Johnson makes …

IFPFiction: The Grey Cairns

Fiction: The Divers

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

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By Dave Chua

When we saw the grey ship, the excitement rippled through all of us. It made a sound that filled up the sky and water, scaring the gulls and scattering them. On the boat, my mother looked up from her cooking and nodded to …

IFPFiction: The Divers

Fiction: Five Houses on the Shore

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

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By L Lark

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When the fish crawled out of the ocean to steal their cattle, the Xhosa refused to help them.

“We warned you,” they said – two young men caked in white clay, wearing white robes, like ghosts. Their Dutch was imperfect, missing vowels …

IFPFiction: Five Houses on the Shore

Fiction: The Wouri Horror

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

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By Fritz Bogott

They look like fat grey worms. Étienne’s couriers hand-carry them through Douala International Airport to Cape Town, Bangkok, Kiev, Mexico City – anywhere with a surgical reamer and a sterile suite – and into your temporal cortex they go. A little skull-putty and …

IFPFiction: The Wouri Horror

Fiction: Full Moon

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

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By J.M. Ramage

Roman Elzer looked up at Karolinka Observatory, unimpressed. It was, like so many buildings of the Communist era, a dull, concrete structure, box-shaped save for the iron-and-glass dome for the telescope. It sat on the side of a mountain, right on the border …

IFPFiction: Full Moon

Fiction: A Man of Letters

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fiction: Issue 9

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By Peter Rawlik

Dedicated to Cailin Kiernan, who inspired it.

A Man of Letters by Marcus Theodore Page

Arkham: Witch Hill Press, 20**. $49.95, Hardcover, 400 Pages.

Reviewed by E.P. Fyte

It should be obvious to regular readers of my reviews that I am not a …

IFPFiction: A Man of Letters