1) Letter from the Editor
Hello, and welcome to the second issue of Killing Time -
Did anyone actually wonder if there would indeed be a
second issue? I'd like to say shame on you if you did
but a magazine, even a rag, is a lot of work. Many
people can't hack it, especially in addition to thier regular
2) Location Location Location
What is true in real estate is just as much if not more important
in the creation of horror films, and horror stories in general.
The setting of a story, the location in which all of the
action takes place, can make or break your story. It's all about
location location location.
3) Horror Movie Franchise Discussion #2
A Nightmare on Elm Street is probably the most famous
horror film franchise in the world. It's main
character, the villainous Freddy Krueger, is an icon
everywhere. In Europe he is a figure of gargantuan
status capable of standing toe to toe with the likes of
David Hasselhoff and Kevin Sorbo. He's that big.
And here in North America, his homeland, he is a
Warning: May be unsuitable for some readers. This
story contains graphic sexual scenes and coarse language.
Reader Discretion is Advised.
Jeannie stood in front of the bathroom mirror, her nose
almost touching the cool glass. With the lights off her
eyes glittered, almost evilly. She stared deep into them
losing herself for lengthy moments. Soon her eyes became
accustomed to the near darkness. She looked one final
time into her eyes. She shivered at what she saw in them.
Something lurking deep within her.
5) Bearing a Gramarye
Shree'talo-kilio stood upon the dais with his back to the assemblage.
Hands held close to his sides he began to draw in omadii from
the air, in through the opening in the roof, and up from inside
himself. It swirled around him, through him. It caressed his
skin, his mind, his soul. He began his gramarye, slowly, softly.
The words were soft and lilting. They merged with the tune
hummed in the back of his throat. Behind him, the people swayed
to the rhythm and one by one their voices raised to join his.
They did not know the words. They did not need to.
The cadence, the tempo, the spirit of the song was
all that they needed to cultivate.
6) Review: Strangeland
Strangeland is about a man who follows the path of Neo-Primitivism
and wants to share his knowledge and foresight with less fortunate
people. The Neo-Primitive movement involves tribal scarring,
tattooing, and body piercing. Using the internet the villain
draws in young people to his world and inducts them into the movement
against their will.
7) Review: Bag of Bones - Stephen King
Bag of Bones is a new paperback book from Stephen King (1999).
It is to some degree a haunted house story, but as with
King's other masterpieces nothing is straightforward.
It is written in the first person, and follows the same
sort of writing style that has come out in his newer books
such as "Insomnia" or "Rose Madder".
8) The Lizard of Hallucination Part 2
He screams and it barely comes out of his mouth. It's
thick. His vocal chords are still asleep and his
lungs and tongue are attempting to fill the gap. She
is right over top of him on the ceiling. Quickly her
tongue darts out of her mouth. It's long and forked
at the end. She does it again and again.
9) Writing in the Dark #2
I write in the dark both literally and figuratively.
I live in the dark much the same. Each is part
by choice and each is part by circumstance. We all
live in a world of darkness. Some of us chose to ink
it upon paper and to display it in the minds of others.
We dwell upon it as a matter of business, and of
pleasure. We love to hand out invitations to all of
our friends, and to all of our inner demons. To tell
them, friend and demon, that the dark is best shared.