Ritual

A man prepares to go out on the hunt with just one thing on his mind. He has his trusted rituals to achieve success, but there are other, older rituals at play, rituals that balance nature and can turn the hunter into the hunted

Forever Autumn

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A crow stares at a man through the window of a cabin in the woods. What does it know? What will it do?

In Bocca al Lupo

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When climate change brings about the New Ice Age, along with the hatching of a hoard of monstrous Ningen, it is down to the five remaining members of the Polaris military base to lure the monsters to their doom. Only, the theory behind the lure isn’t all that sound. And the Ningen are like nothing they have ever faced before.

An Exercise in Peddling Fear

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A true master of a trade takes pride in their work and the demonic plying of human fear is no different! An artisan breaks down the industry and walks two unfortunate souls through its current project.

Tailor Made

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A tailor uses some very special material to cover over a groom’s deficiencies. Not all of us are what we appear to be.

The Contritionist

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The spirit of this psychologist’s trade was never really about talk therapy; it was about helping his patients find contrition for their sins—to help them feel remorse for what they’ve done. And if they can’t find it for themselves, then he will do whatever it takes to make sure they feel it.

The Orchid’s Crimson Maw

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After her mother’s suicide, lonely Melody returns home to fetch the family orchid; a plant capable of altering reality—for a price.

Precipitation

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A horrified mother catches her young daughter sneaking outside to get her first glimpse of snow.

Season’s Greetings

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Depressed and suicidal, Flynn makes a pact with an ancient spirit, a monstrous being made of glass who writes eloquent letters promising to claim Flynn’s life and end his suffering. But when he unexpectedly finds love in the arms of Nan, they must fight to break the pact and save his soul.

Mr. McClane

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All Amanda wants is a friend who’ll value what she has to say. Who would have thought she’d find that friend living in the giant, rusty boiler in the basement?