Pseudopod 395: Fishhead07/18/14
by Irvin S. Cobb. “Fishhead” first appeared in THE CAVALIER on January 11, 1913 and can be read here. IRVIN S. COBB (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, and columnist who lived in New York and authored more than 60 books...
Pseudopod 394: Summer Girls
by Caspian Gray. “Summer Girls” first appeared in Black Static #35, which was their July/August 2013 issue. CASPIAN GRAY currently lives with a tall man and a small dog in Columbus, Ohio, where he’s a copywriter for a used car dealership. He has...
Pseudopod 393: West Gate
by Mitchell Edgeworth. “West Gate” was first published in Allegory magazine in January 2013 and is still available in their paywalled archives. Mitchell notes: “The bridge does have a bit of bad mojo about it. It collapsed while under construction in...
Pseudopod 392: The Dog’s Paw
by Derek Kunsken. “The Dog’s Paw” is Derek’s first horror story and was written on a balcony overlooking Port-au-Prince six weeks after the earthquake of 2010. It first appeared in the Canadian horror anthology CHILLING TALES: IN WORDS, ALAS, DROWN I...
Pseudopod 391: Jack The Ripper’s Bedroom
by John Paul Davies. “Jack The Ripper’s Bedroom” is original to PSEUDOPOD. This story is inspired by the very real painting by Walter Sickert, the artist who is suspected by many to actually be The Ripper himself. JOHN PAUL DAVIES is originally from...
Pseudopod 390: Party Games
by Richard Farren Barber. “Party Games” has never previously been published. “I am fascinated by the black/white viewpoint children often have upon life. Something is either wrong or it is right – with children there are no mitigating circumstances....
Pseudopod 389: The House, The Garden And The Occupants
by Amanda C. Davis. “The House, The Garden And The Occupants” first appeared in the anthology TRIANGULATION:MORNING AFTER, from Parsec Ink, in July 2012. “I like the concept of ghosts as personalities locked in a never-ending ‘now’. Also, when it...
Pseudopod 388: The Cotswold Olimpicks
by Simon Kurt Unsworth. “The Cotswold Olimpicks” was first published in TERROR TALES OF THE COTSWOLDS, published by Gray Friar Press in 2012, and it was reprinted in 2013 in Stephen Jones’ THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 24. “I’d like the audience...
Pseudopod 387: Nightside Eye
by Terry Dowling. “Nightside Eye” was a cover item for Cemetery Dance #66 along with a major interview, “Making Strange: A Gothic Conversation with Terry Dowling”, conducted by acclaimed US editor and academic Danel Olson. It was reprinted in three...
Pseudopod 386: The Dogs Of Ubud
by Conda V. Douglas. “The Dogs Of Ubud” Originally published in the anthology DREAMSPELL NIGHTMARES in 2010. This story comes from Conda’s travels in Bali, where she recognized how wonderfully and spiritually the Balinese treat their families,...
Pseudopod 385: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XX: Community
Hell is other people… ************************************************************************ “Penance” by Liz Colter. “Penance” is a previously unpublished story. “This story began, as some of my stories do, with a quick, visual flash of something...
Pseudopod 384: The Old Traditions Are Best
by Paul Finch. “The Old Traditions Are Best” was first published in Shades Of Darkness, 2008, and republished in The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror #20, 2009. I think it’s important to remember that Cornwall is one of the prettiest and warmest...
PSEUDOPOD UPDATE – This Week’s Episode Will Be Late
Hello All This week’s episode of PSEUDOPOD will be late by, hopefully, just less than a week. Instead, please go listen to ESCAPE POD or PODCASTLE or TALES TO TERRIFY or NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE or THE NOSLEEP PODCAST or….
Pseudopod 382: Her Face All Sharp
by Sara Larner. “Her Face All Sharp” has never been published before. “I began writing this story with the intention of justifying vengeance. I wanted it to take the sort of clear but twisted moral stance that defines a fable as a fable (to me,...
Pseudopod 381: Scarred
by Damien Angelica Walters. “Scarred” originally appeared in Fireside Magazine Issue 2, released in August 2012. DAMIEN ANGELICA WALTERS‘ short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her debut novel, INK,...
Pseudopod 380: Abigail
by Hunter Gray. “Abigail” has been performed at various readings in northern New Jersey and New York but is published now here. Hunter Gray is a poet/short-storyist living in northern New Jersey where she teaches literature and creative writing. She...
Pseudopod 379: The Greatest Good Of The Greatest Number
by Gertrude Atherton. “The Greatest Good Of The Greatest Number” first appeared in her collection THE BELL IN THE FOG AND OTHER STORIES (1905). GERTRUDE ATHERTON (1857-1948), a protege of Ambrose Bierce, was an American novelist, primarily of social...
Pseudopod 378: The Haunted Spinney
by Elliott O’Donnell. “The Haunted Spinney” First appeared in the November issue of THE IDLER in 1904. ELLIOTT O’DONNELL (1872-1965) preceded, in the popular consciousness, the more familiar Harry Price as one of the most widely read figures...
Pseudopod 377: Showcase: The Dark Audio Tone Poems of The Spectre...
by Ron Jon. “Barking Mad” “Shortcut” “From The Deep” “Quite Mad” “Christ, I Think It’s Death” RON JON has written and published children’s books; scripts and screenplays for animation and live action; musical lyrics and libretti. He is a student of...
Pseudopod 376: Quieta Non Movere
by Reggie Oliver. “Quieta Non Movere” first appeared in THE EIGHTH BLACK BOOK OF HORROR (Mortbury Press 2011) , then in his award-winning collection MRS. MIDNIGHT (2011), then MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 23 (ed. Stephen Jones, Constable & Robinson...
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