Clever Magazine
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Spring 2021
"The Serial Killer issue"

As promised, the serial killer stories, for your entertainment. I have collected an interesting bunch, everything from the silliest to the most horrible, gut wrenching stories I've read in a long time.

Applause, Applause and thanks to all of the contributors who played along. On short notice you came through with some of the best writing ever submitted to Clever. The tales are all terrific in their gruesome way.

Note: as usual, I'm not playing favorites. The stories are listed alphabetically, by last name.

Serial Killer stories:
The Instinct to Flee, by Nadja Bernitt
The Stranger, by Susan P. Blevins
Minor Traffic Infraction, by David Breitkopf
Of Mice and Crows? by Bernie Brown
Creative Planning, by Robert Burns
Who are the People in your Neighborhood? by Ken Carlson
Cold Calling, by Glen Donaldson
The Killer Next Door by Anita G. Gorman
Florida Guy, by Julian Grant
The Serial Killer Next Door, by Dianne Kochenburg
The Nice Neighbor, by Karen Kochenburg
The Happy Homicidal Hipster, by Penny Pennell
The Serial Killer Next Door, by Zaphra Reskakis
One Prisoner Too Many, by Tom Sheehan
I live next door to a Serial Killer...
and I have a spelling disability
, by Fred Steinberg
The Serial my house,
by G.W. Willis-Brannigan
I Think I Live Next Door to a Serial Killer, by Doug Wren

Winter issue updates:
Full Disclosure, by Lou-Ellen Barkan
Angel of Misplaced Mercy, by Walter Giersbach
The Flash Fiction Mob, by Anita G. Gorman
Porcine Amor, by Colleen Halupa
Post covid shopping, by William Levine
Rocky: My Little Love Bug,
by Trish Paciulli
Olive, by Elizabeth Rau
Something Fishy, by Lina Rehal
I Lost 15 Pounds on the Liz Taylor Diet, by Zaphra Reskakis

A Message from the Editor - winter issue

Featured writer for the winter issue: Walter Giersbach,
he's so prolific, so snarky, great reading
Borrowed your Boat
Death by Apathy

Moving Violation

Winter Essays and short stories:
Family Tradition,
by Kim Bonner

Three pandemic related stories by Martin Green:
as Martin points out, things are dreadfully mundane these days for the sheltered ones. But our poor country, yikes!

A Pandemic Walk
A Walk in the Rain
Pandemic: the June Journal

Dog Stories! our favorite thing
Joyful Obsession,
by Colleen Halupa
102 Degrees of Love, by Julian Grant

Book Reviews: The Book Report, by the editor

From the old files:
Cleaning up the Idea Files: Part 1, Part 2
Still relevant? Remembering the 20th Century


Investigations, our extremely important research
Nature stories
, saving the environment one small step at a time
Travel Essays, armchair travel at its finest

Humor Archives, or look at the following:
Relationship, senior and southern humor
Pearly gates and regional humor

The Phantom's Page: here's the editor's stuff


Ongoing collections:
Clever Cooks, here it is, our recipe collection

Movie Review Archive:
A-C, D-G, H-M, N-S, T-Z

Publishing Guidelines, want to get your piece published? Read this first.
About Clever, maybe more than you want to know
A Message from the Editor: occasionally the editor spouts off about something
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