The story of one lonely drive down a blistering desert highway.
The Archaeologies of Weird Fiction Project will be going on a four-week posting hiatus starting today. This will enable me to focus on finishing my novel draft and to give me more time to build a backlog of scheduled posts. Weekly posts will resume July 25th, beginning with "It Only Comes Out at Night" by …
A ghost story that the reader pieces together only after it is told
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