Tales of Blood and Roses #3

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Once upon a time... it all went horribly wrong. Tinkerbell gets fed up with Peter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty never wants to sleep again. Yet Goldilocks and Prince Charming get what they want. Unpopular Publication's TALES OF BLOOD AND ROSES is back with its third issue. This time with a 'Twisted Fairy Tales' theme. Here there be monsters, witches, and fairy godmothers; alongside fish-wives and pig-men. Tales of horror, sci-fi and fantasy; and a dash of steampunk.

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In this issue:
  • Tinkerbell has enough in KILLING PAN, an incredible photo story by Beaver Photography; featuring models Chrystal Buzzell and Kyle McDonald with Makeup Artist Malea Morse.
  • Happily ever after is a lie; Royal twins, Dawn and Day, can attest to that. Years ago their father broke the sleeping enchantment their mother was under. Now she is UNSLEEPING BEAUTY, in this story by Maria Herring
  • No matter what Louisa does, baby Sheri will not stop crying. Not until a ratty-looking gray cat slinks towards the baby as she sits on the grass of their backyard. STRAY is by David Massengill.
  • E. Doyle-Gillespie once again regales us with dark poetry as only he can write. And, in keeping with this issue's Twisted Fairy Tale theme, he provides us with FISH WIFE, and BREADCRUMBS.
  • With PAPA BEAR, YOU'RE JUST RIGHT! artist Gil Fong turns in a perverted take on Goldilocks.
  • Once upon a time there was a baby girl who's life was forever changed by a curse. Can Aasta find true love in the sinful red light district where sex is for sale but the price may be greater than you could imagine? MUCH OF MADNESS, MORE OF SIN is by Jeffrey L. Shipley.
  • Anthony C. Hayes enlightens us about the prince that all the girls want in CHARMING, a delightfully twisted poem.
  • Jessica Alison's fairy godmother tells her, "Never wish for something that you don't truly understand." But Jessica can't stop herself, in THE MIDAS TOUCH, a humorous fable by Barbara Friedland.
  • But when a bus driver accidentally leaves a young girl miles from her intended destination, with a storm on its way; the girl has no choice but to rely on MARY by Jay Faulkner
  • Back with another soundtrack list, this one on our Twisted Fairy Tale theme, is The Enigmatic MZ.
  • After her father loses his head in the bloodbath that was la Revolution, Lisette is married off to an aristocat, twenty four years her senior. But what secrets waited for her at his villa, which reeks of tuberose and is filled with a constant ticking? Find out in THE KEYS by Alyne de Winter
  • In a future where the ruling species, Homo Superior, hold sway over genetically modified creatures; Baron Oskar von Radek is amused. It appears the Pig-men on his estate, or Orcs as they're properly called, have turned to the ancient, and nearly forgotten, Muslim religion. Those silly pigs... delicious and hilarious. Yet he would still hunt, enslave, and consume them, without a bit of remorse. THEY STILL HAVE PIG SOULS, by Earl Crown, takes class warfare into the future.
  • Additional Information

    Author Jeffrey L. Shipley (editor)
    Publisher self-published
    Page Count 66pp
    Publication Size 5.5 x 8.5
    Publication Notes saddle-stitched, partial color
    Publication Date July 2012
    ISBN 000-0000000000

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