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 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

The Master Race, Chapter 19

Spectral Anomalies

Down the long winding alley, she nonchalantly walks. Seemingly obvious to the dangers that abound. The locals don’t bother to engage her in conversation, seeing by her scandalous attire that she’s one of those “foreigners”. She does get her share of gawks, though.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 6

The Date: Part Two, Helen Funches

It is very late at night. The sitting room of the private residence of local resident Ms. Helen Funches. Wagner plays from an antique grammar phone in the background.

Karen parted ways with Billy Hall, hours ago.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 18

The Rachel – A Dark ‘do that isn’t just for Darque girls

“So I want it kind of rough and ready but like really shiny and smooth and kind of chin length but shoulder-draping lengthy and like straight but a bit curly and a crass golden blonde.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 5

The Date: Part One, with Billy Hall

The English Kate. A modern-day anachronism. Beautiful tailoring on this otherwise drab vintage 1940s ladies suit. Medium weight 100% wool in a nice flecked gray tweed. No accents, whatsoever. Severe. Form fitting and figure flattering.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 17

Rangers Lead the Way, 456 Forever!!!

The scientific expedition of Observers in question on this Earth is being sponsored by one of the Teams and thus the Foundation. As such, staffed by Time Lords, it was only supposed to observe and report back its findings for further analysis and final judgment by an Advisory Board.… Read Full Article

Carver 2: No One, Chapter 4


From time to time. Her limbic cortex and pineal gland expand exponentially, displacing her frontal lobes in the process, and, in effect, lobotomizing her. Eventually reducing her to an oversexed deranged lunatic, 24×7.

Many people call the limbic cortex “The Lizard Brain” because the limbic system is about all a lizard has for brain function.… Read Full Article