For over three years, Whispers of Wickedness was that special place for writer and reader alike. A relaxed atmosphere. A place you could call home. At least for me. Filled with bands of movie lovers, Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 fans, readers of fine literature, and most of all good storytellers and poets. Nice people. Whispers was a messageboard, print magazine, and book review venue among giants… No matter how small they may have looked from the outside, their hearts were a whole lot bigger on the inside. All it took was thirty or so people that visited frequently to make it such a wonderful place to be.
Below you will find one of the issues I appeared in some years back. One of its editors went on to receive a very well-deserved British Fantasy Award, the place was a megatropolis for a long time for aspiring writers looking to break into small paying markets, and there were laughs aplenty. The final issue of the magazine is available soon. It might be Issue #16, it might be No. 17. Not sure. But the drawbridge is raised. That I do know. The mugs are almost empty, and it’s time to find a new pub to meet up.
There will always be memories, I’m sure. To my knowledge, their review section has been archived. The regular authors will move on to some other forums… Perhaps TTA Press, perhaps Witchfinder Press (who knows). Wherever the interaction is, I suppose. And wherever the coffee is nice and hot. Thank you my friends. They were a great three years indeed. At least for this small chap.
Soon to disappear into the… ether.
Whispers of Wickedness
Signing off May 4th 2009.
Cheers. And good luck to every one of you.
Lawrence R. Dagstine
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