From the Editor's Desk

  Many thanks to the talented contributors who are sending us the finest in speculative fiction, poetry and fantasy artwork. This is the twenty-second issue of Twilight Times ezine - online since July 1998.

Especial thanks to Robert Marcom, Patron of the Arts, for supporting our efforts at Twilight Times ezine. Along with patrons Suzanne S. Bridenbaugh, Pat Fredeman, Anne K. Edwards and Elena Naskova.

For those of you visiting for the first time, check out the Archives for more great reading.

And be sure to check out our Haunted House.


  Our featured authors for the October 2003 issue of Twilight Times:


Jack Forge ~ a scarecrow is "fun" for the family on Halloween.
"A Doll in the Garden" -- DF (25k)

Roger A. Jurack ~ a Halloween story.
"Downhill" -- DF (23k) [PG-13]

B. A. Booher ~ Mr. Greeves is always there to help...
"Mr. Greeves" -- H (24k) [PG-13]

Nancy Bennett ~ young lovers should be nice to one another.
"What Does Doris Know?" -- SF/F (22k)

Nancy Jackson ~ Caitlin helps a stranger.
"What Goes Around, Comes Around" -- F (14k)


Short Fiction

Steve Lazarowitz ~ conversation with a ferryman.
"Rite of Passage" -- F (8k)

Jonathan Stark ~ an unusual partnership.
"My Favorite Possession" -- DF (9k)

Bryan M. Otake ~ one family's attempt to grapple with the results of human folly.
"The Storm" -- DF (9k)



Our featured artists are

the fantasy art of Jeffrey K. Bedrick
Equinox (44k)
Harlequin Moon (28k)


Fantasy and graphic artist Terry A. Ernest
"Conversation with a Dragon" (87k)
"Thistledown" (109k)

Fantasy artist William Hammock
"Steadfast" (147k)
"Vampire" (35k)

Fantasy and SF artist Igino
Out There (56k)

Fantasy artist Michelle Blessemaille
"Le cercle des nuages" (40k)

Fantasy artist Natalia Pierandrei
"the masquerade" (33k)



Our featured poets:

Poet Julie Shiel
"The Changling"

Poet Linda Ruzicka
"Humming Softly"

Poet Nancy Bennett
"Born Under a Blood Moon Sky"

Poet Ann K. Schwader
"A Thawing of Ghosts"
"Spirits of Caral"

Poet Penny Gerking

Introducing Poet Vladimir Orlov
"Black Night"

Introducing Poet Jacob Garbe

Introducing Marina Lee Sable



   Lida Quillen's infrequent column,
Practical Tips for Online Authors.
"How to Advertise Your Ebooks on the Net"



  A special note to TT readers. All contents of this issue are copyright by the writers and artists. If you discover any artwork or writing published here elsewhere on the internet, or in print magazines, please let us know immediately. The staff of Twilight Times feels very strongly about protecting the copyrighted work of contributors.


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