The Buried King

New fiction up at Black Telephone Magazine!

It’s one of those pieces that came crashing out in a tumultuous wave. After considerable editing, the best parts of the zero draft remained in raw form, and I had no idea what genre to call it or where to publish it. That’s why Clash Books came to mind!

I’m thrilled to work with Clash and share this piece with the world. I hope it makes you feel something.

Here you go: The Buried King


Published by: Joe

Joe Koch writes literary horror and surrealist trash. A Shirley Jackson Award finalist, Joe is the author of The Wingspan of Severed Hands, The Couvade, and Convulsive. Their short fiction appears in publications such as Vastarien, Southwest Review, Pseudopod, and Children of the New Flesh. He’s been a flash fiction judge for Cemetery Gates Media as well as co-editing the art horror anthology Stories of the Eye from Weirdpunk Books. Find Joe (he/they) online at and on Twitter @horrorsong.


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