The Warren

X doesn t have a name He thought he had one or many but that might be the result of the failing memories of the personalities imprinted within him Or maybe he really is called X n nHe s also not as human as he believes himself to be n nBut when he discovers the existence of another above ground, out

Brimstone and Marmalade

Just in time for Halloween, we have a funny, sweet, and slightly skewed short story by Aaron Corwin, an up and coming writer from Seattle n nAll Mathilde wanted for her birthday was a pony Instead, she got a demon Sometimes growing up means learning that what you think you want is not always what y

Witch Piss

I noticed it was beginning to get dark And for a couple seconds, it was scary like that meant the world was breaking, or expired, or bruised, or something worse It was really scary for a couple seconds but then I calmed down Up above, the moonlit clouds looked rippled, like the ribcage of some gi

A Collapse of Horses

A stuffed bear s heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive and in a mine on another planet, the dust won t stop seeping in n nIn these stories, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary the terror of living with

Rontel

We now enter Total Isolation n nRontel is the story of one man s odyssey through Chicago Follow him as he attempts to go to his last day of work Follow him through the subway as he considers stealing chips from a dancing baby Find him being threatened by a homeless man holding board games Take hi

Sweet Story

The end of the world has never been sweeter n nSally is an odd little girl It s not because she dresses as if she s from the Edwardian era or spends most of her time playing with creepy talking dolls It s because she chases rainbows as if they were butterflies She believes that if she finds the e

A God of Hungry Walls

When you are within my walls, I am God I have always been here and I will always be I have complete dominion I control what you see, what you feel, and how you think I will bend reality to whatever I wish I will show you your worst fears and make you indulge in your darkest desires Your pain

Basal Ganglia

Basal Ganglia casts an unsettling spell, but one that in its aphoristic intensity and lightning flash insights into human loneliness and connection, achieves a genuine empathic wisdom SERGIO DE LA PAVA, author of A Naked Singularity n n Matthew Revert is one of the visionaries What else can you s