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”.

Murder on Mars, Chapter 16

Königseggwald: The Swedish Super Egg


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Psycho (1960), Act 08


Angle close on Cabin One as Lila comes out, turns to her left, goes along porch toward Cabin Twelve. Sam remains at the door, then turns right, heading for the path. As he passes the office, he is shocked to see Norman standing just inside the open door.… Read Full Article

Murder on Mars, Chapter 15

The Avengers


The corselette strictly enforces projectile breasts, a wasp waist, a pancake ass, and a stiff-back posture. A torture device born out of high fashion, whose name is severity, no matter how you try to recouch its narrative.

Out here in the battlefield, it is the cornerstone of an outfit that looks completely out of place.… Read Full Article

Psycho (1960), Act 07



Norman sits in the dim, one-lamp light, the phone next to him, and his hand still near it as if he had not been able to move his hand after hanging up.… Read Full Article

Murder on Mars, Chapter 14

Fight the Power


A caricature of femininity. That is the definition of a corselette. Figuratively speaking, it is the seamless fusion of a bullet bra and a girdle corset. The artificially exaggerated curves of its bullet bra gives the wearer’s bosom that sexy “missile” look, resulting in an especially voluptuous chest and profound, thought-provoking cleavage. … Read Full Article

Psycho (1960), Act 06



Lila is sitting close by the phone, and looks as if she hasn’t moved from it in the last hour. Sam is pacing, occasionally stopping at the window, glancing out, pacing again.… Read Full Article

Murder on Mars, Chapter 13

The Rise of Proxy Wars


proxy war is an armed conflict between two states or non-state actors which act on the instigation or on behalf of other parties that are not directly involved in the hostilities. In order for a conflict to be considered a proxy war, there must be a direct, long-term relationship between external actors and the belligerents involved. … Read Full Article

Psycho (1960), Act 05


They emerge from the store and walk along to the hotel.  As they enter, Arbogast is in the act of taking over a white Ford sedan from a rental car man. They glance at him and he returns a cynical look.… Read Full Article

Murder on Mars, Chapter 12

Prelude to a Kiss


As a species, they are predatory, by nature. And, taking that to its logical conclusion, they are avowed warmongers. As such …

Somewhere in Creation, they are fighting. Typically a nameless, faceless war, without easily discernable purpose or intent, except for the total annihilation of their enemy.… Read Full Article

Psycho (1960), Act 04

Mary goes out of the parlor. We see her, from Norman’s viewpoint, as she crosses the small office, goes out into the night. Norman turns and looks at the table, and we see his face now. It is bright with that drunken-like look of determination and encouragement and like resolve.… Read Full Article