There's anything that awaits you at the street forward, lurking within the darkness on the intersection among the right here and the Hereafter.
It's on the crossroads of this lifestyles and the subsequent, the place the forces of the residing and the useless converge in a terrifying position referred to as Death's Realm. And it's the following the place armies from each side of the veil salary an enduring conflict within the fight for control.
This is a quantity containing 16 tales of these wars through award-winning smooth masters of the horror and speculative fiction genres.
DEATH'S REALM FEATURES:
"OMNISCOPIC" through Rhoads Brazos - Mankind has eternally sought evidence of lifestyles past demise. This terrifying Lovecraftian stories proves that typically the secrets and techniques of the universe are higher left undiscovered.
"SOME different DAY" through John F.D. Taff - Following the loss of life of his mom, a boy is going to nice lengths to keep up a courting together with his grief-stricken father, irrespective of the associated fee to all of mankind.
"HAUNTER" through Hank Schwaeble - Matthew has came across love back after a sad loss, however the nightmares of the previous threaten his new truth and appear made up our minds to copy themselves.
"BURIAL SUIT" by way of John C. Foster - An ex-con embarks on a perilous trip to make sure his lifeless father's soul unearths secure passage to eternity, risking his personal within the process.
"NINE" through Aaron Polson - An anthropologist's obsession with a misplaced civilization turns into surprisingly intertwined with the weird habit of her younger sons.
"PENUMBRA" by means of Jay Caselberg - Newly lifeless, a tender guy is set to arrive around the veil to the lady he left at the back of, refusing to permit loss of life stand within the means in their precise love.
"FOXHOLE" by means of JG Faherty - because the basically survivors of an army unit engaged in a jungle conflict, infantrymen and youth acquaintances cease at not anything to guard one another from the unseen enemy that pursues them.
"DROWNING" by means of Gregory L. Norris - Edgard miraculously escaped loss of life while he survived the sinking of tremendous. Having made a brand new lifestyles for himself in the US, a terrifying strength threatens to pull him again to the darkish and icy waters of the North Atlantic.
"THE WEIGHT" through Jane Brooks - Experiencing debilitating ache that has her on the fringe of realization, a lady struggles with the occasions of her previous with the intention to stay alive.
"HARDER YOU FALL" through Brian Fatah Steele - the facility to speak to the lifeless has supplied Madeline a lavish way of life. Now, wanting whatever extra, she needs to have the ability to flee the impact of her darkish mentor.
"MIRRORWORLD" through Martin Rose - All Jude wanted used to be the signature of a Satanist on divorce papers. What he bought in its place used to be an premature dying and a tortured hereafter, because of a few risky black magic.
"MARCH HAYS" by means of Matthew Pegg - while WWII leaves him wounded, Sam unearths himself in a well-known position, the place friendly thoughts of his formative years are darkened by means of a terrifying specter.
"HIGH ART" through Karen Runge and Simon Dewar - Raymond resides the existence he consistently dreamed of now that his spouse is out of the image. yet he fast starts to query no matter if divorce might were much less painful.
"A PIRATE'S RANSOM" via Jay O'Shea - Somali pirates find a disabled, deserted freighter adrift within the hot waters of the Arabian Sea, but it really is mysteriously coated in ice. They quickly notice they need to have permit this chance go them by.
"TO contact THE DEAD" by means of Paul Michael Anderson - while our possessions are all that stay of our life, destiny psychics from the People's background undertaking are hired to catalog the power we've left at the back of, with scary consequences.
"YOU purely DIE ONCE" by way of Stephen Graham Jones - There are not any pearly gates or angels on excessive to welcome the useless into the afterlife. in its place there's basically mysterious rooms, filthy shadows and terrifying beings.