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Beyond the Twilight Zone.
Behind the Black Mirror…

From mythical characters coming to life, to life experiences that twist to the supernatural. There’s a power and weight to weird fiction that engages the subconscious. This is a world where things don’t quite add up, the narrative might not be what you expect, and in this space, you’ll find some of the most powerful examples of what it means to be human or inhuman.

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the prey

The Prey

April 11, 2022

-Strange – 1 Page – Dalibor bent over to catch his breath. His throat felt ragged, as though the air was scratching it. His heart was pounding in his chest, his head was spinning, and his calves were burning. He let his bag drop off of his shoulder and sat down next to it on the ground, which was all a coarse black rock. It came out of the mouth of the cave and extended…

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the mission

The Mission

April 4, 2022

-Strange – 8 Pages – The cold dark basement smelled of rotting mold and stagnant water. Cobwebs lined the floor joists above moving only slightly to the wind of Larry’s breath. A pinprick of light showed through small holes in a window that had been painted black. The rest of the small dirt basement floor was mostly in shadow, but as his eyes grew accustomed to the dark Larry could make out the shapes of…

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after death

After Death

March 21, 2022

Chapter 1: The Scouts -Strange – 13 Pages – Victor Our horses burst from the woods, hooves pounding against the soil and throwing up the turf in thick chunks. My mount had been spurred with a shout to drive her onwards, to carry me as I duck and dodge the branches that whip past and, on occasion, sting at my flesh. Her eyes are wide with adrenalin, her snorts taking in deep gulps of much…

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a tapping

A Tapping

February 27, 2022

-Strange – 2 Pages – A tapping, delicately, on my back. I am sitting up on a table, feeling gentle taps on my back, watching a series of images; myriad tables receding into infinity, like two mirrors facing each other. Farmers milking cows; on each table, a person is sitting up and examined by a small, slim, white, intent, fragile, large eyed creature. Their fingers probe lightly, gently, purposely, like playing a piano. They are…

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Demon Rising – The Awakening

February 15, 2022

-Strange – 18 Pages – Chapter 1: The Awakening Heinrich My stomach feels twisted tonight. We wait in the darkness, myself and several others scattered amongst the undergrowth. Elsewhere more soldiers wait but to our eyes the night only paints images to play on the mind. Bushes are dark and twisted whilst shadows flicker from the fire that burns beyond. The older trees, dying and leafless, are clawed monsters stalking the prey that we are….

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The ringing of the bells

The Ringing of the Bells

January 10, 2022

-Strange – 9 Pages – The Ringing of the Bells: Part I The city of Laketown was awakened abruptly by the ringing of the bells. A thunderous roar resounded across the entire city, from the West wall to the Lake Gate and Fish Port. Every citizen was alerted, as though with shouts from above. “TREA-SON! TREA-SON! TREA-SON!” It started from the Blue Palace on Crown Hill. Then it echoed from the Tower of the Guard….

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sandcastles

Sandcastles

December 16, 2021

-Strange – 11 Pages – This story begins in the age of myth. It was a time when demons haunted nights, mushrooms housed gnomes, and knights fought dragons. I wasn’t just Anthony, I was Sir Anthony. I had just begun the fourth grade at a new elementary school. My dad drove me over in the morning when he wasn’t too hung over and after school I walked home alone. I didn’t talk to many kids…

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Fake Tan

December 14, 2021

Strange – 3 Pages Mary was an attractive girl of nineteen years of age, although she was single and jobless she was never lonely or penniless. Always, Mary had the latest fashionable clothes, no matter what the price. A girl going places or so one was led to believe. You could always find Mary at the weekends down at the local pub, her glass rarely empty. Invariably she would be surrounded by plenty of potential…

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BLIND SIGHT

November 17, 2021

-Strange Stories – 21 Pages – In the cigarette smoke there were pictures. And as the smoke rose and dissipated, so the pictures faded and were gone. At the window a view of the old gate in the field unused. Beyond the gate the fields rolled on forever. These were the meadows for the pathways of the travelers or perhaps they were pathways for the meadows themselves untraveled. In the shadows of the sun lay…

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Tasteless Joe

Tasteless Joe

November 2, 2021

Strange – 7 Pages – Joseph Mellon appeared like all the other babies in the sandbox. He was cute and cuddly and round and happy; happy eating sand, that is. Oh sure, babies are famous for sticking just about anything in their mouths, but little Joey wasn’t simply tasting the sand, he was eating it as if it were the finest Gerber baby food on the market. His mother, though concerned, wasn’t overly worried. “It’s…

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From The Strange Archive

the serial killer next door

The Serial Killer Next Door

June 27, 2011

The Serial Killer Next Door by P.S. Gifford © 2005________________________________________“There is a serial killer living next door,” Fred tried to explain. “What?” His half asleep wife Hilda replied from their deluxe queen four poster bed.“I said there is a serial killer living next door.” “Go back to sleep,” Hilda scowled revealing her distinct lack of teeth. “You are bloody hopeless!” She then added entirely for good measure. As she pulled the pink, flower decaled sheet…

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sandcastles

Sandcastles

December 16, 2021

-Strange – 11 Pages – This story begins in the age of myth. It was a time when demons haunted nights, mushrooms housed gnomes, and knights fought dragons. I wasn’t just Anthony, I was Sir Anthony. I had just begun the fourth grade at a new elementary school. My dad drove me over in the morning when he wasn’t too hung over and after school I walked home alone. I didn’t talk to many kids…

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