Fiddleblack #12 is a brief and focused edition of our journal, featuring some familiar authors and plenty of darkroom abstraction.

Eric Shonkwiler’s novella Rene continues with part two of three, and newcomer Arthur Diamond shows us bleak consternation between a father and son in “Rescue.” Alison Nastasi’s “For Eileen” feels like a missing piece fromĀ Apparitional Experience, while Elias Marsten marries his frequent missing-persons themes to aging with a few concise flashes in “Gossamer Crypt.” Gillian Morrison uses the same subject matter from a reverse perspective, walking us out to the desert in a sort of memorial march.