The Prophets' Paradise

With “The Prophets’ Paradise,” acclaimed horror writer Robert Chambers plays with form to create a series of dream-like prose poems. In one section, a woman empties a jar of...

In the Court of the Dragon

In the middle of a church service, a man is struck by a sense of dread. As impassioned organ music fills the building, the man senses that the source of his anxiety is coming from...

The Selfish Giant

This is a charming children’s story penned by the great literary legend Oscar Wilde. The giant protects his beloved garden from intrusion...but at a cost of eternal winter...

The Power of the Tongue!

Mr. Winkleman thinks he ought not to have to watch his tongue in his own home. Yet one morning, his angry words bring his wife to tears, and he face the conviction that perhaps a...

The Repairer of Reputations

This story, first published in 1855, takes place in 1920’s New York City. Chambers creates a utopian future in which America holds colonial power and government-assisted suicide...

Benito Cereno

When an American sea captain sees a Spanish slave ship in distress, he reaches out with an offer to help. Once on board, however, the odd behavior of the captain, crew, and slaves...

The Street of the First Shell

In a departure from traditional horror writing, “The Street of the First Shell” focuses on the inescapable horrors of war. The story follows a group of struggling artists in...

The Demoiselle D'Ys

A stranger, lost while hunting in the moors of Brittany, meets the mysterious Demoiselle D'Ys. She invites him back to her castle, and the two grow closer. After a while, however,...

The Street of the Lady of the Fields

In “The Street of the Lady of the Fields,” horror writer Robert Chambers takes a more romantic approach to his work. The story follows an American student in Paris who falls...

The Yellow Sign

From his Washington Park studio, Scott can see the sinister watchman of a nearby church. His model, Tessie, tells him the watchman shares the face of a hearse driver who’s been...

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