The great thing about Mad Scientist Journal is that the niche they have carved out for themselves allows them to go from quirky to creepy in the blink of an eye.
Today I read Zero (or, The Collected Correspondence of Patient Zero) by Cameron
It’s not the most recent MSJ publication, but it’s the one that grabbed my attention today. Definitely more in the realm of creepy than quirky, this essay chronicles the final days of patient zero in a series of journal-like entries giving a little more away with each passage about what’s really going on. Also, the author manages to throw in an impressive level of insight into the potential downfall of the human race with a, slightly disturbing, A Modest Proposal feel to it.
Hope you’ll check it out and become a fan of Mad Scientist Journal in time for my own, more quirky than creepy, story Mabel’s Mission to be published on April 1st. You can also download MSJ’s latest anthology on Smashwords for only 99 cents.