Candle in the Attic Window

@ Paula R. Stiles, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
(horror, anthology)

Edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles.

Gothic fiction is neither dead nor musty. Twenty-seven poems and stories bring fresh blood to the genre, while drawing from old tropes. Welcome to our little house of horrors, where a movie crew searches for a legendary missing film, a woman seeks to reunite with her dead lover, a lodger discovers something peculiar about the landlady, a tarot deck brings death, and ghosts may be cruel or benevolent. The power has gone out and all that remains is the glow of a flickering candle. Come up into the attic and uncover some secrets.

Stories and poems by: Don D’Ammassa, Jesse Bullington, James S. Dorr, Leanna Renee Hieber, Paul Jessup, Ann K. Schwader, E. Catherine Tobler, Colleen Anderson, and many more.


  • Introduction: An Open Door by Paula R. Stiles and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • A Fixer-Upper (poem) by Amanda C. Davis
  • The Seventh Picture by Orrin Grey
  • Housebound by Don D'Ammassa
  • Stone Dogs by Paul Jessup
  • The City of Melted Iron by Bobby Cranestone
  • The Shredded Tapestry by Ryan Harvey
  • Obsessions (or Biting Off More Than One Can Chew) (poem) by Colleen Anderson
  • Desideratum by Gina Flores
  • Victorians by James S. Dorr
  • New Archangel by Desmond Warzel
  • The Snow Man by E. Catherine Tobler
  • In His Arms in the Attic by Alexis Brooks de Vita
  • The Ba-Curse (poem) by Ann K. Schwader
  • Hitomi by Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas
  • I Tarocchi dei d'Este by Martha Hubbard
  • Elizabeth on the Island by Joshua Reynolds
  • Dark Epistle by Jim Blackstone
  • Broken Notes (poem) by Maria Mitchell
  • The Malcontents (poem) by Mary E. Choo
  • Liminal Medicine by Jesse Bullington
  • At the Doorstep by Leanna Renee Hieber
  • Frozen Souls by Sarah Hans
  • The Forgotten Ones (poem) by Mary Cook
  • Nine Nights by T. S. Bazelli
  • Vodka Attack! by Meddy Ligner
  • The Ascent by Berit K. N. Ellingsen
  • Nightmare (poem) by Wenona Napolitano
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Release date: 2011
Genres: horror, anthology
Updated 2017-01-18