It’s release day for 34 Orchard Issue 8! You can head here to get the PDF:

(Issues are free, but donations are appreciated).


A clown questions his actions during the Hartford Circus Fire, a woman spends hours calling for the missing, and a man’s unsettled conflict with his brother rents his world in two. A dog mommy may fail at making the ultimate choice and an uncertain slaughterhouse worker may end up without one. In Issue 8, twenty-four artists ponder the dangers in unanswered questions, and the effects on us when things are left unresolved. Once again, our Table of Contents:

Cover Art: A Story to Tell – Trisha J. Wooldridge

The Solitary Man – Leen Raats

Weary Willie – Bethany Bruno

Missing – Sarah Cannavo

Forever Plastic Playhouses – Patrick Malka

Falling – Julie Sevens

Breaking Water – Nancy Byrne Iannucci

Split – Sam Rebelein

Adultery in Modern Massachusetts – Lynne Barrett

Cleansing Me of You – Deborah L. Davitt

Perfect Quiet – Kathleen Smith

The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa – Wailana Kalama

Do I Just Let the Cancer Take You? – Lynne Schmidt

Keepsakes and Mementos Mori – Cormack Baldwin

Who Else Can See? – Megan Wildhood

Fog Over Jennings Beach – Jackson Kuhl

Beneath the Ice – Harrison Demchick

The Thing Under the Sink – Liam Hogan

Famine – Melanie Simutis

The Millstones on That Path – Robert Mayette

East St., Providence, RI – Joshua Rex

Weird Witness: A Personal Essay of the Paranormal – L.E. Daniels

Only the Shape – Anj Baker

No Winter Maintenance – Susan R. Morritt

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at

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