Night is falling earlier these days, in the Northern Hemisphere, as Autumn slowly rolls on towards Winter. In the dark evenings, the thoughts of many turn to scary topics, like ghosts, and evil spirits -- not zombies, though, they're more of a summer thing -- and demons, and -- witches! This issue has witchiness as its theme, from the classic green-and-warty to the doorway-to-hell.
We also welcome two new authors to the Piker Press: Paula Petruzzi, whose story "Road To Hell" graces our cover, and Effie Collins, who writes horror and speculative fiction. Effie's blog "The Life of an Unpublished Writer" is listed on the Piker Press Blogs page ... Whoops, sorry Effie, you're published now! Effie Collins' story "Too Little, Too Late" will be seen as the cover story in our November 9 issue next month.