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
- About the Anthologists
Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia lives in beautiful British Columbia with her family and two cats. Her speculative fiction has been collected in This Strange Way of Dying and has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She is the winner of the Carter V. Cooper/Exile Short Fiction Competition and a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize. She tweets @silviamg and blogs at silviamoreno-garcia.com.