Thursday, August 13, 2015
Grim Love is a zine of short short stories and art. The paper is glossy. The layout has a professional feel (as opposed to DIY cut & paste photocopy).
The stories are partially based on fairy tales--some are and some aren't. One's got a dragon. One's got a ghost train.
I read the zine pretty quickly, sitting outside a library in San Leandro. What struck me the most were the photos of the zine's creators with the bios in the back.
This zine probably would be best enjoyed by a young person who fancies himself or herself a lover of the macabre.
As for me, I love short short stories sometimes, especially when they're poem-like, but these aren't poem-like for me.