Gathering Storm Magazine, Collected Tales of the Dark, the Light, and Everything in Between (2016-2018)

The flagship, mother-and-son creative project founded by Michael McHenry and Cinda McHenry, Gathering Storm Magazine (GSM) had a successful run for two years before closing its doors.  The publication featured themed, original short stories, poems, interactive fiction, and other "tidbits" that focused on sci-fi, fantasy, horror, steampunk, sword & sorcery, and any other genre that tickled the minds of readers. All of the stories submitted to GSM adhered to one of the themes posted for the respective issue, but were always based on old sayings, maxims, and proverbs that we all know and love to use everyday.  Click on the pictures below to be taken to the free PDF versions that you cam read in their entirety.  Print editions are still available on Amazon!


Issue 9

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer

To the Victor, Go the Spoils

History Repeats Itself

Fight Fire with Fire

Issue 8

When in Rome, do as Romans do

The Elephant in the Room

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Issue 7

The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword

The Customer is Always Right

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

What Doesn’t Kill Us, Makes Us Stronger


Issue 6

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

Money is the root of all evil

Everything comes to those who wait

Faith will move mountains

Issue 5

The only thing to fear is fear itself

Never take candy from strangers

It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus

Things that go bump in the night

Issue 4

Trial by fire

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Let not the sun go down on your wrath

Better late than never


Issue 3

If at first you don’t succeed, try again

Accidents happen

If you build it, they will come

Famous last words

Issue 2

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Barking up the wrong tree

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Issue 1

Revenge is a dish best served cold

People who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones

Break a leg

Knock on wood

Short Stories

A Short Story

Written by Michael McHenry

Grotesque Quarterly, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)

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Other Credits

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August 2016 - Newsletter Developer/Writer

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July 2016 - Newsletter Developer/Writer

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May 2016 Interview - Margaret Weis, Author

Co-creator of Dragonlance, Creator of Star of the Guardian 

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May 2016 "Author Spotlight" Interview - Aeryn Rudel, Freelance Author/Editor

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