"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..."
Inspector Stanley Mole doesn't mind a hard case, but things have gotten out of hand. There's a killer who escapes to a parallel universe, a frozen caveman with a bullet in his skull, a woman who claims to have witnessed her own murder, a toddler assassin, time-traveling dictators, and subatomic-particle sniffing butterflies. For Mole, this time more than just his reputation is on the line.
What if someone - or something - stole one of your days? Just one, and you didn't know why, or what they had done with your life in that time? Young Philip Galvez and his friend Marcus Holmes found out for themselves when they decided to discover why there was a giant stuffed moose in a house down the road.
"...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.
Argus Kirkham, now 39, is once again dragged unwillingly into an inexplicable situation. Sapphire Karadjian returns to the story as an investigate journalist assigned to a new mystery, a volcanic sinkhole which has swallowed an entire football stadium, and from which a very strange and nameless young girl has emerged, hair and clothes on fire, with a message for Argus. #3 of the Dragon City series