NIGHTMARE is a digital horror and dark fantasy magazine. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.
Welcome to issue 124 of NIGHTMARE! This issue opens with "To Cheer as They Leave You Behind," a story from James L. Sutter about the ultimate helicopter mom. And when I say "helicopter," you should picture an Apache chopper bristling with missiles. This is not a story to read near Mother's Day! Katherine Quevedo brings us another short story ("Until It Has Your Reflection") from the perspective of a mother, but this mama is of a much kinder variety. She's simply been confronted by a horror spreading through her family like a winter cold. Alyza Taguilaso continues the emphasis on mothers in her eerie poem "Fruit," and Gordon B. White returns with a flash story ("Last Night at the Sideshow") about every kid's dream of joining the ultimate found family: the circus. Of course we have author spotlight interviews with Katherine Quevedo and James L. Sutter, and The H Word returns with an essay from James Chambers, who asks himself (and us) whether zombies still hold any kind of relevance in the horror genre.