Category: Always into Darkness

That darkest of places, where the monsters always win. A place where, even in the daylight, the endless night prevails.

Short stories in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho, that are … “Always into Darkness”.

The Master Race, Chapter 24

Jet Li’s Nameless

Sandman … Sandman … Hear me now. To this my David Lynch … A whodunit of sorts that begs your closest attention and your equally skillful intervention. Else it, I fear, will go unsolved.

A friend. A foe.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 23

Prime Suspect

 

“Shadowy figures you say.”

“Yes. Black robes with hoods. Very over the top and melodramatic. Straight out of Dunwich Horror.”

“Lady Glenda has a well-deserved reputation of the theatrical.”

The men chuckle. Seemingly laughing off the encounter. But, the significance of it is not lost on anyone in the room.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 10

Serial Killers

 

With their decrepit shopping cart nearby. They dig through a dumpster for lunch. Supplementing their kitty with twenty-dollar blowjobs.

Karen’s teeth are so filthy, they look rotten. A long, facile, dirty tongue. Long dirty ragged fingernails and toenails.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 22

Species 456 – Hobgoblins and their close kin the Goblins aka Asia’s Delights

“Suddenly you light and as suddenly go dark fellow firefly.”Chine Jo

 

“Tell me about the prophecy.”

“Theirs or ours?”

Lady Glenda smiles. Hebert is being witty.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 9

Taking Mildred Huff

Karen is in a skidrow diner. Two miles away from Sister Edy’s parish. After their first “date”, Karen decided to take in the sights. She got on a city bus and just rode it to the end of its route.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 21

Full Body Massage

“There is but one temple in the universe and that is the human body. We touch heaven when we lay our hands on it.”—Thomas Carlyle, 1840

 

The girls shake hands. There’s nothing disingenuous about their exchange.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 8

A Chance Encounter

Found Love in the RFT Personals? It’s a chance encounter. Karen answering a lonely nun’s advertisement in the Riverfront Times personals. The nun is a Bene Gesserit. Karen doesn’t know this Sister Edy. But. It turns out that this Sister Edy knows the deceased Karen Digney, and is obsessed with her.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 20

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Judi Dench—“If becoming a dame means you’ve got to behave very well. That’s very, very boring.”

 

In point of fact, Oversight is to the UK what Section is to the Bene Gesserits. Analogous, not equivalent. In point of fact, no one in the British government will admit that Oversight exists, on or off the record.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 7

The Morning After

It’s the morning after date night. So. As always. For the duration of the girl’s stay. With one notable exception. Neither woman will wear any clothes or shoes.

Helen admires her handiwork. Subjecting Karen to electroshock and then butchering the girl’s brain.… Read Full Article