Issue 1

 Issue 1, autumn 2020

The inaugural issue. 

intro:  Welcome to the inaugural issue of Frost Zone Zine. This quarterly has been a long time in the making. Having spent decades working and learning in the fields of creative writing, editing, art, and design, I knew the time had come for this indie publication to be born.

This is primarily a horror anthology publication, but stories may also be speculative fiction or haunting literary fiction. In this issue, there are eleven chilling tales and select poems from five talented poets.

The name of this publication originated with the idea to create a traditional, handmade paper zine featuring art and writing and it morphed from there into something better — a place for other writers to share their work. (There is no art featured currently, but perhaps one day). I kept the ‘Zine’ portion of the name because it is sometimes used as a short form for magazine, and I’ve always had a bit of an alliteration addiction. ‘Frost’ is indicative of the chilling works found here, as well as this northern clime. The ‘Zone’, in case you haven’t guessed, is an homage to Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone.

I hope you enjoy the stories and poems presented here. Some may be disturbing, some tame. All have a chilling or eerie aspect. A big thank you to the poets and writers of fiction who have contributed to this first issue.

Table of Contents


Frank Coffman Georgics for Cthulhu
Jennifer Crow Midnight Watch, and Finisterre
Kate Garrett alphabet of flowers, and happy, happy they in hell
Robert Beveridge Lemming and Tease
John Grey The Wolf on the Hill, and Apocalypse Right Now


Porcelain Craig McGregor

Ways of Love John Bukowski

The Vulture William Falo

Flashback Friday Eryn Hiscock

The Lake Christian Macklam

Working Jeremiah Kleckner

Garbage Day Matthew Tansek

We Take Shelter from the Storm Aaron Miller

Seeing Michael W. Clark

Elevator Brandon Applegate

L’Oink Stephen McQuiggan

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