A girl who has grown up locked in an attic escapes and must face whether it is she or her mother who imprisoned her who is the real monster.
“Don’t Open the Cellar Door” by Jo Kaplan
A girl is haunted by her mother’s abusive boyfriend, who may be a putrefying corpse beneath the floorboards or a malicious ghost.
“Dungeon Punchinello” by Josh Malerman
On the tenth anniversary of their captivity in a sadistic torturer’s dungeon, two men face their starkly different responses to the experience.
“Mooncake” by Lee Murray
A woman goes to clean out her grandmother’s house hoping to find mementos of her dead mother, but finds that her grandmother was harboring something very different than she expected.
“The Things We Did, Were All For Real” by John F.D. Taff
A psychiatrist visits a phone booth in the middle of the desert and finds his life and his mind unraveling.
“Still Life With Bones” by Andy Davidson
Two friends return home for their high school reunion, where they’re faced by classmates who have been more successful and by an open grave that may help to reset the level.
“What’s Missing?” by Zoje Stage
A couple with a seemingly perfect but boring life are snapped out of their routine by a mysterious monster that continues to keep them delightfully on edge even after its defeat.
“When I Catch You”by Hailey Piper
A woman thinks she’s being haunted by the ghost of an ex-lover, and enlists her friend to try to exorcise it.
“Wish Wash” by Sarah Read
Two boys are granted wishes by an old man they find in a dead tree, and become locked in a prisoner’s dilemma when one tries to steal the wish of the other.
“The Pelt” by Annie Neugebauer
A woman finds a mysterious pelt from an unidentified animal hanging on a fence at her farm, and begins to doubt that she understands anything about her husband and her home. This…