Wallace, the Webley and the Fearsome Hound

The more-or-less true stories behind the novelette “The Webley” “The Webley” is the last story in Monstrous Affections, and fittingly, it’s the most personal. Which is not to say this story happened to me (hey, I’m not that old!) and it’s not to say that it happened to anybody (hey, fiction writers are liars!). But it …

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The Sloan Men

By David Nickle This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada License. Mrs. Sloan had only three fingers on her left hand, but when she drummed them against the countertop, the tiny polished bones at the end of the fourth and fifth stumps clattered like fingernails. If Judith hadn’t been looking, she wouldn’t …

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The ‘Geisters Excerpt

A Glass of Gewürztraminer i Was it terror, or was it love? It would be a long time before Ann LeSage could decide. For most of her life, the two feelings were so similar as to be indistinguishable. It was easy to mix them up. ii “Family, now . . . family is far away,” …

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Volk Excerpt

The following is a prologue to VOLK: A Novel of Radiant Abomination. ORLOK “Was he beautiful?” As though he had just registered his own nakedness at that instant, Gottlieb blinked and covered himself.  “Beautiful? No. He was compelling. Huge. Very muscular.” “And you were sexually attracted to him.”  “Of course I was.” The doctor allowed …

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