"In the busy hours of the day, when the clamour of human existence is at its uttermost, the voice of the ocean is diminished to little more than an ambient murmuration; but at night, when all has settled, she rises up and roars so all can hear. Her words are eternal and full of mystery, sometimes soothing, but at other times resounding ancient horrors..."
"...he could imagine the Dust spiraling in corners, plotting en masse an elaborate offensive upon those who sought seclusion from the outside Universe. The Dust: it was older than Time, bound by its allegiance to the Tangible—to the very Physical Substance of creation— to make pointed attacks fueled by conspiracy upon its bitter rival, the amorphously-composed Intangible Will.." (p.202)
Three short, strange stories.
The Attic: Jeremy's heard the stories, but now's going to learn the hard way they're true.
Mr. Early: He always said he'd get her...but will her?
The Big Trampoline: Sometimes not even knowing what will happen can stop it.
Black Shapes in a Darkened Room is a collection of witty, visceral, and darkly imaginative short fiction from the author of the novel The Concrete Sky. Revenge and eroticism, humor and despair, the supernatural and the everyday... Marshall Moore draws new contour lines and makes new connections in this nighttime map of the human soul.
Mirador Publishing invited submissions of short stories celebrating the Weird and the Wonderful.
We were overwhelmed by the number and the quality of entries. Choosing the winners proved to be a monumental task.
Twelve stories of weird chills by Justin Pollock, Jeff Crook, Jason V. Shayer, S.M. Williams, Jaelithe Ingold, Tom Wortman, Michael Lutz, Stephen Hill, Donny Waagen,Amanda C. Davis, William Knight, and Rob Errera.
Bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith wrote about aliens in many of his ninety-plus novels and hundreds of short stories. Some goofy, some dangerous, some just flat strange. “Dinner on a Flying Saucer,” “Cold Comfort,” “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “In Search of the Perfect Orgasm,” and “Playing in the Street.” Five of the strangest alien stories you will ever read.
The Other Room is a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal.
Influenced by writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman these tales, like all good horror stories, are as much about the psychology of the protagonist as the fate that awaits them.
Crouching in the unlit space between the supernatural tales of MR James and the uncanny fiction of Algernon Blackwood, The Carousel is a short Christmas ghost story best told by the fire with the curtains drawn and the door bolted.