Dread Exile - Paul Ernst
The very tall and skinny stranger tells a tale of his faithful dog, Flix,
and a red-eyed stranger who, exiled from Mars, has projected himself into
the body of an Earthman.
The Testament of Athammaus - Clark Ashton Smith
A barbarian in an age of swords is captured, condemned, and executed, but
the next day he has resurrected and been seen in the process of committing
appalling acts such as the devouring alive of a bean-seller. Despite many
efforts to dispatch him, you cannot keep a bad man down.
The Vespers Service - William R. Bauer
The church and graveyard of the unique religion were strange indeed. The
visitors witnessed visions of a sacrifice where a pentagram was carved onto
the stomach of a naked virgin, destined to be penetrated all about by a
The Artist of Tao - Arthur Styron
While sculpting the butter panel of the Jewel of the Lotus for the
upcoming feast, the humble artist retained in his mind the image of a
young and beautiful forest girl that he had glimpsed.
The Key to Cornwall - David H. Keller, M.D.
The Overlord of Cornwall is growing old, and now his son Eric who has
married Breda, is to become a father, and will receive the Key to Cornwall
that marks the power of authority in the land. But an evil masquerades
close to them. Before long, the Overlord and his daughter-in-law have
died, and there are creatures in the shapes of toads to be avenged.
The Executioner - Rachel Cosgrove Payes
The Executioner arrives to announce his intentions to Professor Martin at
the Institute, all part of a mission to save the world from
The Settlement of Dryden Vs. Shard - W.O. Inglis
The apparition seeks legal representation, having been cheated out of his
nightly pint of flaming alcohol, payment in return for selective
The Grisly Horror - Robert E. Howard
From the Pine Woods comes tales of black shapes stalking the midnight
glades. The traveler, McGrath, must now contend with something that
groans. It was at the Manor house where symbols and visions now resided.