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November 2022

Each month The Dark brings you the best in dark fantasy and horror! Selected by Clara Madrigano and Sean Wallace and published by Prime Books, this issue includes four all-new stories:

“Wind Come Down the Mountain” by A.C. Wise
“How the Cat Woman Became the Giant Lady, Circa 1995” by Seán Padraic Birnie
“Sirena” by Lavie Tidhar
“Olympus is a Body” by Angela Liu

In This Issue

Wind Come Down the Mountain

  Wind come down the mountain/you won’t see me ’gain Stars come down the mountain/you won’t see me ’gain —Traditional folk song Bear Creek/Chillcoate Mountain Region ca. 1932, unattributed It didn’t matter how many times Carter watched the footage—it didn’t change; it didn’t yield any further clues. None of which mattered. He couldn’t stop. In […]


How the Cat Woman Became the Giant Lady, Circa 1995

On Kimberley Road the boys of the neighbourhood used to play football in the street. Located in a mostly sedate warren of redbrick terraces built on the Sussex downs not far from the parish boundary of Brighton and Preston, Kimberley was just about quiet enough and along its lower stretch just about flat enough for […]



When I was eight years old and my brother Jamie was nine, our father took us with him on one of his business trips. My father was a salesman, often on the road, and my mother was away that time, visiting a dying aunt in another state. So my father had to take us with […]


Olympus is a Body

With the covered basket from the Town Leader hanging from her wrist, Mina pulled on her boots and headed out the door of her old house to the Temple. Mother had painted an eye on the back of her neck and warned, “Be careful, the Mouths are crawling all over the place these days.” “I […]