If you’re not familiar with Todd Keisling, then just wait a year or two. He will absolutely be a household name. Todd is a talented, visceral writer who puts his dark, fantastic twist on everyday horrors. Depression becomes something much more in his Arterial Bloom story titled “Happy Pills.”
Marcus Taylor had a name for the nothingness inside. There were other words for it—melancholia, ennui, depression—but “Absence” described exactly what it was to him: a paradoxical emptiness embodying the essence of himself. A black hole tugging at every moment of his life, forcing his personality inside out. And after thirty-plus years of fighting against the pull of its gravity, Marcus was starting to lose his footing. -Todd Keisling, “Happy Pills”
Todd also created our gorgeous Arterial Bloom book cover, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. Thank you, my friend!
TODD KEISLING is the author of Devil’s Creek, The Final Reconciliation, and Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors, among other shorter works. He lives somewhere in the wilds of Pennsylvania with his family where he is at work on his next novel.
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Todd Keisling joins authors Jonathan Cosgrove, Naching Kassa, Christopher Barzak, John Boden, Jennifer Loring ,Ken Liu, Jimmy Bernard, Carina Bissett, Linda J. Marshall, Dino Parenti, and Armand Rosamilia in the Arterial Bloom horror anthology published by Crystal Lake Publishing.