TABLE OF CONTENTS

Every dreadful thing we’ve ever published.

An Exercise in Peddling Fear

Christopher DeStefano October 20, 2020

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.

In Bocca al Lupo

MJ Mars October 20, 2020

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.

Tailor Made

Eddie Spohn October 20, 2020

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

Heinrich von Wolfcastle October 20, 2020

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

Keily Blair October 20, 2020

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

Precipitation

Merethe Walther October 20, 2020

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

Season’s Greetings

Kevin M. Folliard October 20, 2020

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

Alicia Hurtado October 20, 2020

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?

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