A special treat served up for you...
"The Gaki," by Stephen Mark Rainey, is a haunting tale of bizarre, ravenous,
other-worldly hunger. As you enter this world of eerie imagination, you find
yourself taking a late-night stroll along a riverbank, lit by torches and
lanterns, the smell of smoke and strange spices swirling in the air around you.
Whispering voices and strange shadows beckon you, and though they bear a certain
ominous aspect, you find them secretive and alluring. They entice you, draw you
to investigate. You feel nervous... hesitant... but your blood is flowing and
your nerves are charged.
This story is available,
along with 16 others, in the Dark Regions collection, The Gaki & Other
Hungry Spirits by Stephen Mark Rainey
And then you see it: the pale, ghostly face watching you from the dark distance,
the eyes glowing with an unnatural fire. Your heart pounds as the spectral
figure calls your name.
And you begin to move toward it, unable to do otherwise. The whispering voices
in the woods rise, building to an unearthly crescendo....
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Mark Rainey is author of the
Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with
Blue Devil Island, and
Frontier; the short story collections
Devil & Other Weird Horrors,
of the Night, and the forthcoming
Other Gods; and over 80 works of short
fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of
Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies
Song of Cthulhu, and
Evermore (with James Robert Smith).