And the House Lights Dim

And the House Lights DimShort story collection, published by Luna Press, July 2019

Strange stories about houses, homes and families

Features ‘Eqalussuaq’, selected for Best Horror of the Year Vol 10, and novella ‘Carus & Mitch’, shortlisted for This Is Horror Awards.

A sentient house is overprotective of its occupants, a husband and wife cope with loneliness on a lengthy space flight, a Greenland shark mounts a supernatural attack on a mother and son, two sisters live in fear of the destroyed world beyond their walls, an engineer sabotages a post-apocalyptic holiday village, a camping trip turns a family feral, a man defragments his mind and another splices a rival’s brain patterns onto his own.

Also includes author’s commentary on each story, plus links to soundtracks for two stories.

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List of stories

  1. O Cul-de-Sac!
    (original to this collection)
  2. Read/Write Head
    First published in Garbled Transmissions, 2013.
  3. Eqalussuaq
    First published in Not One of Us #58, 2017. Selected by Ellen Datlow for The Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten, 2018.
  4. Finding Waltzer-Three
    First published in Interzone #255, 2014.
  5. St Erth
    First published in Into the Woods, Hic Dragones, 2017.
  6. Tunnel Vision
    First published in Kitchen Sink Gothic, Parallel Universe Publications, 2015.
  7. The Eyes Have It
    First published in The Third Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Spectral Press, 2016.
  8. The Forge
    (original to this collection)
  9. All I Can See Are Sad Eyes
    First published in The Literary Hatchet #13, 2015.
  10. Winter in the Vivarium
    First published in Winter Tales (Fox Spirit), 2016.
  11. Lines of Fire
    First published in Game Over, Snowbooks, 2015.
  12. Honey Spurge
    (original to this collection)
  13. By the Numbers
    First published in Voluted Tales Vol. 14 Issue 10, 2013.
  14. The House Lights Dim
    First published in Sanitarium Issue 11, 2013.
  15. Carus & Mitch
    First published as a standalone novella, Omnium Gatherum, 2015.

Tim Major – writer & editor

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