A woman acts as a medium for the dead at a theme park while dressed in a mascot costume, and delivers devastating news from beyond that is outside of the park’s guidelines….
“Haunt Me” by Gemma Files
A young medium, who has come out of an especially grueling haunting with heightened powers, intervenes with an ancient, lovelorn spirit connected to an odd museum artifact. An interesting story of obsession…
“Root Rot” by Betty Rocksteady
A hook-up goes terribly wrong. A nicely squelchy horror story – terrors are presented with no explanation or back story, sort of like an intense short film, with haunting and disturbing images.
“Fishfly Season” by Halli Villegas
A woman moves to a posh suburb with her husband and senses danger and terror beneath the serene surfaces. This is a good story that builds subtle dread; it’s never clear whether…
“By Night He Could Not See” by Joel Lane
Mysterious murders, with the victims found with hands and heads covered in paint, lead a man to believe that someone is seeking revenge for a terrible crime he participated in long ago….
“Stemming the Tide” by Simon Strantzas
A misanthropic man and his partner go to the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy to watch the tide, and other horrors, rush in. This story has echoes of “Ringing the…
“The Desert of Wounded Frequencies” by Betty Rocksteady
A man driving across the desert in a broken-down car catches disturbing sounds among the static on the broken radio and is forced to face his own darkness. A grim little story…
“The Cicerones” by Robert Aickman
A British traveler has an unusual tour of a Belgian cathedral. This is a quietly unsettling Aickman story, with the weirdness building gradually with each morbid piece of artwork in the cathedral…
“The Reaper’s Image” by Stephen King
An antique mirror displays an image of the Grim Reaper to some who gaze into it, causing them to disappear without a trace. This is an enjoyable weird tale that bridges the…
“The Botany of Desire” by Betty Rocksteady
A young man’s life takes a turn when he discovers mysterious flowers growing from his apartment’s walls. Enjoyably weird and dream-like.