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‘The Dust Storm’ to be published in Sanitarium Magazine on June 20 June 13, 2013

Posted by ambrosestolliker in News, Short Stories.
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This morning, I received word that Sanitarium Magazine, an online horror magazine based in England, will publish my short story The Dust Storm on June 20 in the magazine’s tenth issue.

The Dust Storm takes place in the fictional town of Bull’s Head, Oklahoma during the Great Depression and the economic and environmental disaster that was The Dust Bowl. It’s the story of a young farmer’s wife named Helen Stokely who, together with her three young children, has been cut off from the world for more than a week by a powerful dust storm. With her infant son sick with dust-induced pneumonia, Helen anxiously awaits the return of her husband, who has gone into town to bring the local doctor back to their farm in the hopes of saving their dying baby boy. Her desperate situation only becomes worse when Helen’s children begin acting strangely and a dark, menacing figure appears on the horizon and approaches the house.

I am extremely grateful to the editors at Sanitarium for taking the time to read my story and can’t wait to see it online next week. Here’s what the editors have to say about their magazine:

“We are a small imprint publisher within the horror genre. The magazine itself will be a mixture of fiction, interviews and news from the world of horror.  We will never break up a story with adverts or block quotes. We want the best reading experience for the reader, whilst oozing a little style and class along the way – No comic sans blood red font here my friend, this is professional all the way. The overall feel of the magazine is that of a huge sanitarium.  With so many rooms and “guests”, you never know what story is hiding behind each case file.”

Sanitarium is available on PocketMags.com, MagCloud and Amazon.com.

I hope you’ll read the story when it comes out on June 20.

Yours,

A.S.

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