Prompt: In 2019 scientists fawned over themselves after photographing a black hole for the first time. Unfortunately, they were wrong, it wasn’t a black hole at all. It was an eye. Cthulhu has awakened.
John Langan’s newest collection, Sefira & Other Betrayals (published by Hippocampus Press) intertwines literary fiction with mythological gods and demonic deities, with a dabble of weird, providing readers with a fantastic collection.
Prompt: Man has finally made it to another star! They land on a planet supposedly filled with life! Unfortunately, the only thing they find is a tiny gas station, with a clerk who looks oddly human… and he says the ice cream maker is broken
Prompt: After recovery from a freak car accident, you wake up to swirling purple skies, looming blackened trees, and the ground seems to be breathing.
It’s almost mad to think She Said Destroy is Bulkin’s debut collection with how great the stories are. This collection is filled with weird fiction, and fueled by horror and socio-political stories.
I simply can’t wait for Bulkin’s next collection.
While every story within are good, there are some that stood out the most: “Red Goat, Black Goat,” “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” “Girl, I Love You,” “Violet is the Color of Your Energy,” “Absolute Zero,” and “No Gods, No Masters.”
Prompt: You wake up one day to find no one home, you call for your family and get no response, but a whisper of voices suddenly come from outside. You step out and see the entire town huddled around your house holding hands and chanting something.
Prompt: It’s prom night and you arrive at your high school sweethearts home to pick them up. You’re also meeting their parents for the first time, who turn out to be a pair of ancient demigods masquerading as a suburban couple raising a mortal child.