Archive for June, 2011

June 3rd, 2011

You asked for it–more Burstein fiction

The Crawfish Boil
By Alvin G. Burstein
The sultry south Louisiana afternoon was buffered by the shade of tall pines and oaks that dominated the lot. Scattered under the trees were rough-hewn tables, eight foot long plywood panels supported by sawhorses that elevated them waist high. Clipped to the two holes in the center of each table, [...]

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June 3rd, 2011

Summer Issue Now Available

Here it is — the ultimate issue of Dark Valentine magazine (and we mean that in more ways than one!). Just click on the cover image to download the pdf file, which is approximately 2 mb. Remember that after this weekend, the site will be closed, but you can still download all the issues of [...]

June 3rd, 2011

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

So, Dark Valentine may be defunct but there’s now Dirty Noir.  They are looking for noir in all genres and under 1000 words.  Check them out here.

June 2nd, 2011

The End Has Come…

Dark Valentine Magazine will be closing its digital doors this weekend. The anniversary issue will be posted on the site tomorrow morning, as planned but after Saturday, it will  on editor Joy Sillesen’s Stony Hill Productions site, along with all the other issues of the magazine.
We plan to create a print copy of the anniversary [...]

June 2nd, 2011

Fine Fire by Richard Godwin

She was always there.
In the corner of the bar with her cigarette burning in her hand, her long and slender holder tapering at the end and oozing smoke like dry ice. Her legs tucked beneath her on the bar stool, the sheen of her stockings alight.
He would sit and watch her.
She had never glanced his [...]

June 1st, 2011

Can’t Buy Love–Fiona Glass

Graham picked up the phone and smiled. This was one call to his mother he was going to enjoy. He didn’t, as a rule, like phoning home. The old bat said the same things every time, complaining about his job, his prospects – or lack thereof, his flat, his clothes, his hairstyle – or lack [...]