Daphne Du Maurier’s line is almost literally hypnotic
Gahan Wilson’s “The Sea Was Wet As Wet Could Be” hits quite differently than the other weird tales in this collection—his twisted, singsong references to Lewis Carroll form the background context to a story of the indifference of a barren universe.
Claude Seignolle was a French author of fantastic stories, an archaeologist and folklorist whose story “The Ghoulbird” reflects his interest in peasant legends. He is known for presenting the fantastic in a straightforward manner, making the reader believe it is real.
A witch becomes a salamander in this Catalan metamorphosis story
A sea voyage, a desert island story, and a Dantesque, existential allegory all rolled into one surreal masterpiece.
Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum
The perfect date keeps her biggest secret until just before marriage
A chilling tale in which monks gaslight the protagonist about the existence of a suffering man
Man meets woman--but this tryst's got a twist
“In no animal had I ever found such a profound connection to myself.”