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May 2016

Each month The Dark brings you the best in dark fantasy and horror! Edited by award winning editor Sean Wallace and brought to you by Prime Books, this issue includes two all-new stories and two reprints:

“The Haferbräutigam” by Steve Berman (original)
“The Body Finder” by Kaaron Warren (reprint)
“Caroline at Dusk” by Kali Wallace (original)
“The Jacaranda Wife” by Angela Slatter (reprint)

In This Issue

The Haferbräutigam

Plüschow’s libido diminished as he traveled into Switzerland and finally stepped foot onto German soil. He did not linger on the visage of any of the young men aboard the train cars or waste his imagination on a fleeting glimpse through the window working the fields or travelling the roads. They all wore far too […]


The Body Finder

Frank felt the back of the caravan shift to the right and knew it was time to stop for a while. He rested his hand on the device sitting on the seat beside him, looking for vibration or for warmth, as he always did. If he felt nothing in the next twenty kilometres, he’d have […]


Caroline at Dusk

The gun was still on the table when Caroline returned from her walk. She stopped short in the doorway. A gust of wind shoved at her back, whipped a spray of rain around her. She fumbled until she found the handle and pulled the door closed behind her. The gun was still on the table. […]


The Jacaranda Wife

Sometimes, not very often, but sometimes when the winds blow right, the summer heat is kind, and the rain trickles down just-so, a woman is born of a jacaranda tree. The indigenous inhabitants leave these women well alone. They know them to be foreign to the land for all that they spring from the great […]