Behold the Void
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Behold the Void

by Philip Fracassi
Release date: March 10, 2017
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horrorweird fiction, short stories

Introduction by Laird Barron.

BEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980’s and the stylistic prose of today’s literary giants.

Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers; a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss; a thief does bloody battle with a Yakuza for the soul of a horse god; a priest must solve the mystery of a century-old serial killer or risk the apocalypse; a newly-married couple discover that relationships-gone-bad can be poisonous, and deadly; a child is forced to make an ultimate choice between letting his parents die or living with the monsters they may become; and when a boy is trapped on a beach at low tide, he must face death in many forms – that of the rising water coming to consume him and the ghost of his dead mother who wants him back, reaching for him with dark, longing arms…

Contents:

  • Soft Construction of a Sunset
  • Altar
  • The Horse Thief
  • Coffin
  • The Baby Farmer
  • Surfer Girl
  • Mother
  • Fail-Safe
  • Mandala
(updated 2017-03-10)

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