Jeff Strand's work often blends comedy and horror seamlessly, and “Specimen 313” is no exception. It's a story told from the point-of-view of a genetically altered flesh-eating Venus flytrap.
FEARnet is proud to present brand new fiction from Nightmare Magazine. Once a month, we'll be featuring a story from Nightmare’s current issue. This month's selection is “Halfway Home” by Linda Nagata. Read on!
Check out our review of Garth Nix's prequel to his novel "Shade's Children."
The acclaimed author of "Jumper" crafted this apocalyptic tale of family survival against metal-munching bugs.
Richard Matheson was as much of a master of short fiction as he was with longer tales. In this story, he details a man's surreal experiences as he tries to stay vigilant against real or imagined hungry blazes.
Kevin Lucia's novella is a tense, methodical tale about a man who can't – who refuses – to remember the truth. It's a ghost story of sorts, and it leads the reader along on a ghastly non-linear journey to discover that truth.
It's no surprise to find among H. P. Lovecraft's work some of the best tales of life-death-reanimation. “Cool Air” is one such tale.
In King's story, our protagonist is given a choice about how to react to the bad things he’s done in his life, and to the people he’s hurt. Whether or not he makes the right choice is up for the reader to decide.