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January 2019

Each month The Dark brings you the best in dark fantasy and horror! Selected by award-winning editors Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Sean Wallace and published by Prime Books, this issue includes two all-new stories and two reprints:

“Burrowing Machines” by Sara Saab
“Impostor/Impostor” by Ian Muneshwar (reprint)
“Tansy” by Angela Fu
“A Cruelty That Cut Both Ways” by Aimee Ogden (reprint)

In This Issue

Burrowing Machines

There was a strange agitation to London that summer from the very beginning, a hormonal moodiness, a belly heat, if cities could be said to go through such things. We had enough sunshine to roll around in, but twilight snapped to dark between one sentence and the next, like someone’d tossed a quilt over the […]

Listen Read


The old woman arrives at their home on an evening ill with February’s bile. The dirt road from town is ridged with mud and slicked with mouldering leaves and the remains of all those hoary, earth-bound insects that cannot survive the indifference of winter. Édgar and Lyle watch the polished, black town car strain up […]



Blue spoon, wide milk saucers. Velvet shoes. You like flowers? Don’t put them in your mouth. There was ivy in the neighbor’s yard. It curled over the fence. If she washed the dishes by hand, after supper, she might look out to see the supple green convulsing in the wind. But that afternoon, Wife was […]


A Cruelty That Cut Both Ways

The thunderbird had left two carcasses by the barn overnight. Ezra refused to call in the hands to help. It was Sunday, after all, and their God-given day off, whatever the devil’s own bird might have done. It was only divine providence that the rest of the cattle hadn’t escaped when the bird ransacked the […]