Dark Fiction

"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" Dark Fiction by Curtis A. Bass

“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” Dark Fiction by Curtis A. Bass

Curtis A. Bass (CurtisStories.blog) from the American south, writes short stories in a variety of genres including science fiction, horror, mystery, and young adult. He’s had stories published in online and print journals such as Youth Imagination, Fabula Argentea, Page & Spine,..

“Conjure the Moon” Dark Supernatural Fiction by E.N. Dunn

E.N. Dunn has a background in cultural resources, public outreach, and community health. Raised on Hawaii Island, Dunn uses the natural environment to inspire her writing. She currently resides in the small town of Hilo and spends her spare time gardening, writing, and tending to her three pet goats.

"The Worm" Dark Science-Fiction by Jesse Rowell

“The Worm” Dark Sci-Fi by Jesse Rowell

Jesse Rowell is an SFF author featured in multiple publications, including NPR and several literary journals. He can be found at https://jesserowell.com

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“Keep Your Head Down” Horror by Paul O’Neill

Paul O’Neill is an award-winning horror writer from Fife, Scotland. He’s an Internal Communications professional who fights the demon of corporate-speak on a daily basis. His works have appeared in Eerie River Publishing’s It Calls From The Doors anthology, the NoSleep podcast, Scare Street’s Night Terrors series, the Horror Tree, and many other publications. His debut collection, The Nightmare Tree, is available now. You can find him sharing his love of short stories on twitter @PaulOn1984.

“The New Gods” Science-Fiction by K. Danckert

When not running marathons, painting, or looking for her car keys, K.Danckert explores new ideas and new worlds through fiction. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. Updates on her writing and art can be found on kdanckert.com.

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“Read the Sign” Dark Fiction by Peter Portelli

Peter Portelli calls the Mediterranean island of Malta his home. He is a career civil servant, having served in the highest offices of the public service in Malta. He started out writing short stories and has now also completed the manuscript for his first novel, The Armies of God.

"Daluse" Dark Fiction by Rob Plunkett small town

“Daluse” Dark Fiction by Rob Plunkett

Rob Plunkett lives in New Jersey and works as a lawyer in Manhattan. His hobbies include writing short fiction and playing drums in a three-member indie rock band.

"Mal du Pays" Dark Fiction by Trevor Zaple

“Mal du Pays” Dark Fiction by Trevor Zaple

Trevor Zaple is a Canadian with an M.A. in Political Science whose work has appeared in Across The Margin, +Horror Library+, Trigger Warning, and Pif Magazine. He currently lives in the second-best London with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, a cat, and a stuffed moose.

“Death of a Poet” Dark Fiction by Guy Prevost

Guy Prevost is a film/TV writer currently living in Los Angeles. His background encompasses work as a development executive in the movie business, college teacher, and fiction writer. His short stories have appeared in SQ Mag (contest prizewinner), The NonBinary Review, the North Atlantic Review, The London Reader, Dark Aesthetic Anthology, and elsewhere. guyprevost.com.

“The Bird Woman and the Silent Minority” Dark Fantasy by Elinora Westfall

Influenced by David Bowie, Virginia Woolf and Sally Wainwright, Elinora Westfall is an Australian/British lesbian actress and writer of stage, screen, fiction, poetry and radio from the UK.

Her novel, Everland has been selected for the Penguin and Random House WriteNow 2021 Editorial Programme, and her short films have been selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, Cannes Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Camden Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while her theatre shows have been performed in London’s West End and on Broadway, where she won the award for Best Monologue.

Elinora is also working on The Art of Almost, a lesbian comedy-drama radio series as well as writing a television drama series and the sequel to her novel, Everland.

The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry

“The Broken Doll” Horror by Kate Bergquist

Kate Bergquist holds an MA in Writing and Literature from Rivier College in New Hampshire. Insurance agent by day, dark fiction writer by night, Kate’s work was nominated for Best New American Voices. An original dark thriller screenplay NO FORCIBLE ENTRY (co-written with Patricia Thorpe) was honored by Showtime, nominated for a Tony Cox award and won top honors at Scream Fest and Reel Women. She finds inspiration along the craggy Maine coast, where she lives with her husband and several old rescue dogs.

“Another Will Take Your Place” Dark Drama by James Hanna

James Hanna is a retired probation officer and a former fiction editor. Due to his background, the criminal element figures strongly in much of his writing. James’ stories have appeared in over thirty journals, including Sixfold, Crack the Spine, and The Literary Review. His books, all of which have won awards, are available on Amazon.

The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry

“Sour Dough” Dark Fiction by Kate M. Tyte

Kate M Tyte’s essays have appeared in Slightly Foxed, and her fiction in STORGY; Riggwelter; Reflex Pres; Idle Ink; The Fiction Pool; Press Pause Press; Ghastly Gastronomy; Living, Loving, Longing: Lisbon; Strange Spring and on The Other Stories podcast. She is a book reviewer for STORGY and The Short Story.

“The Ideal Man” Dark Science-Fiction by Leland Neville

Leland Neville lives and writes in upstate New York. He previously worked for a news magazine in Washington, D.C. and taught in both a high school and a prison. Some of his short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Space Squid, The Barcelona Review, Sobotka Literary Magazine, and Liquid Imagination.

The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry

“Angels of the Morning” Dark Fiction by Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin is primarily known for poetry but that doesn’t prevent him for mixing and matching prose and poetry as the subject allows. He has published dozens of full length book and chapbooks, mostly poetry, over the years. Although he is not a genre writer he has somehow managed three Rhysling Prize nominations and a Bram Stoker Award nomination He didn’t win either award.

“Potsherds” Dark Magic Realism by Johanna Haas

Johanna Haas lives in a cottage in the middle of the United States. She used to be a professor teaching environmental studies. But she broke, and now writes from home. She has fiction published in Bewildering Stories, and has work being anthologized in 42 Words and Where the Wind Blows.

“Good Girl” Fiction by Katie Trescott

Katie works at a marketing firm and is in the Navy Reserve. She studied creative writing at Florida State University and has been published in Collateral Journal and CafeLit. She lives with her dog, Diggity, in Augusta, GA.

“Quetzalcoatl Comet” Dark, Historical Fiction by Titus Green

Titus Green was born in Canada but grew up in the UK. His short fiction has appeared in numerous online and print magazines, including The Collidescope, Adelaide Literary Magazine, HORLA, Literally Stories, Sediments Literary Arts, Stag Hill Literary Journal, Sediments Literary Arts and others. He teaches English as a foreign language for a living.

“Last Call at the Divina Comedia” Dark, Hyper-Real Fiction by Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin is primarily known for poetry but that doesn’t prevent him for mixing and matching prose and poetry as the subject allows.  He has published dozens of full length book and chapbooks, mostly poetry, over the years. Although he is not a genre writer he has somehow managed three Rhysling Prize nominations and a Bram Stoker Award nomination He didn’t win either award.

“Finding Shadows in the Fire” Dark, Historical Fiction by R.P. Serin

R.P. Serin was born in 1981. He lives in the UK with his wife and two children and has worked in the NHS as an Operating Department Practitioner for over 15 years. In 2018 he graduated from the Open University with a 1st class Honours Degree in History. He writes fiction and non-fiction, which has been published in: ‘Horrified Magazine’, ‘Sirens Call Ezine’, ‘Zobo with a Shotgun Website’, ‘Evolution of Horror’ Website’, ‘Between These Shores Literary and Arts Annual’, ‘Literally Stories’, ‘Storgy Magazine’, and ‘The Teatles Fanzine’. He was diagnosed with Autism in 2019.

“12 Items or Less” Dark Fiction by Kay Summers

Kay Summers is an emerging fiction author with a 20+ year career in communications. She’s written on behalf of others for so long that she started writing fiction to make sure she still had a voice. She does.

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