A sea voyage, a desert island story, and a Dantesque, existential allegory all rolled into one surreal masterpiece.
Weird #43: “Same Time, Same Place” by Mervyn Peake (1963)
The perfect date keeps her biggest secret until just before marriage
Weird #41: “A Woman Seldom Found” by William Sansom (1959)
Man meets woman--but this tryst's got a twist
Weird #38: “‘It’s a ‘Good’ Life'” by Jerome Bixby (1953)
In which a creepy child sits on a flickering TV set and everyone pretends it's fine
Weird #36: “The Hungry House” by Robert Bloch (1951)
Probably the best haunted house story about the alienating effect of mirrors that you will ever read.
Weird #34: “The Summer People” by Shirley Jackson (1950)
Things go wrong when an older couple decides to stay at the cottage past Labor Day.
Weird #22: “Genius Loci'” by Clark Ashton Smith (1933)
In which a painter becomes seduced by the abject, vampiric evil of a landscape.
Weird #19: “The Book” by Margaret Irwin (1930)
A terrifying story about a tiny gap in a bookshelf.
Weird #11: “The Vegetable Man” by Luigi Ugolini (1917)
The story of a little green man.