I've gone through and edited a new short story for you all to enjoy. This one came out of a writing prompt that asked for the perspective of a bystander to an event that involved an extraterrestrial. Freed from the need to explain all that is witnessed I was able to...
A new short story for the month of July!
I discovered this little gem while scouring old pulp magazines for the next Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers book club item. I thought it had some great use of language and was a fun little tribute to the grandfather of horror himself. Enjoy!
Adventures come to the adventurous, and mysterious things fall in the way of those who, with wonder and imagination, are on the watch for them; but the majority of people go past the doors that are half ajar, thinking them closed, and fail to notice the faint stirrings of the great curtain that hangs ever in the form of appearances between them and the world of causes behind. For only to the few whose inner senses have been quickened, perchance by some strange suffering in the depths, or by a natural temperament bequeathed from a remote past, comes the knowledge, not too welcome, that this greater world lies ever at their elbow, and that any moment a chance combination of moods and forces may invite them to cross the shifting frontier.
About the Author
Matthew Tansek is a Detroit based writer and librarian who loves to bring the excitement of speculative fiction to new audiences. After a decade of working with books, Matt knows what makes a good story- and it’s not five dollar words or trendy subject matter. It’s compelling characters in evocative situations.