Autumn has returned, wearing her fiery dress. Listen to the leaves crunch underfoot. Smell the wood-smoke in the air. Taste the pumpkin seeds we have to offer. American Fantastic is proud to present our 2017 Halloween update.
Jack Scally returns with a haunting image of a strange women shedding her skin. Injecting his unique psychedelic pattern into a new haunting image, Jack has created a drawing with pen and ink that is true to himself and to the season. If you'd like to see more of Jack' work, or even buy some, make sure to visit his website.
Caleb Beechem has a pair of new photos that ascend into the night sky. Reflecting Moons creates a Rorschach effect with a tall pine tree, guarded by a pair of lunar sentinels. Visit his gallery to see more night-time photography, including a starry sky framed by the shadows of the forest canopy. To see even more of Caleb's photography, follow him on Instagram or visit his website.
Chad Horn has offered up some new poems. He's created two acronym poems, AERONAUGHTICALLY and UNTRANSLATABLE about the thrill of climbing above the clouds, and the futility of language. Chad has also written a set of poems, VARIOUS STATES OF AGREEING, BEING AND SEEING about the multitudes contained in being a human being. You can also check out some of Chad's creatively lined visual art.
John Beechem has penned his newest Halloween horror story, "Thirteen Candles". It's about a boy named Noah and the ghost that haunts his school. Noah struggles to understand his own sexuality, and comes up against his classmates and the ghostly legend of "Moshe's curse". If a boy or girl at Noah's school does not share their first kiss by their thirteenth birthday, they risk Moshe's curse and the ire of their friends. Learn Noah's fate in this story about one of life's scariest times: growing up.
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