The Gate: 13 Dark and Odd Tales

by Robert J. Duperre
Release date: 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, anthology

Edited by Robert J. Duperre. Illustrated by Jesse David Young.

...Three brothers traipse across a post-apocalyptic landscape, encountering unspeakable horrors...

...A young boy growing up in suburban hell thinks there might be more to his home town than meets the eye, what with all the children going missing...

...A woman dying of cancer is given a way out, if only she is willing to pay the price...

...The crew of a space station must battle their fears and a strange alien relic when they are isolated from humanity... if humanity exists any longer...

These stories and more await inside the pages of The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales, the new compilation by Robert J. Duperre, author of The Fall: The Rift Book I. Also contributing to this collection are the talented Mercedes M. Yardley, David Dalglish, David McAfee, and Daniel Pyle.


  • Introduction
  • The Gatekeeper Sees All... (uncredited)
  • Plastic by J. L. Bryan
  • The Indian Rope Trick by D. P. Prior
  • Night Night by Daniel Pyle
  • Dead Things by Michael Crane
  • Does Laura Like Elephants? by Steven Pirie
  • 39 Days by Robert J. Duperre
  • The Candle Eaters by K. Allen Wood
  • Black Mary by Mercedes M. Yardley
  • Exhibit C by David McAfee
  • The Canoe by Joel Arnold
  • Destination by Benjamin X. Wretlind
  • The Ghastly Bath by Dawn McCullough-White
  • Worldwide Event by David Dalglish
  • Chorus by Robert J. Duperre
  • The One That Matters by Robert J. Duperre
  • Traipsing Through the Dark: The Stories Behind the Stories
updated 2013-04-04

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