The Mysterious Ship

In the spring of 1847, the little village of Ruralville was thrown into a state of exitement by the arrival of a strange brig in the harbour. It carried no flag, & everything about it was such as would exite suspicion. It had no name. Its captain was named Manuel Ruello. The exitement increased however when John Griggs dissapeared from his home. This was Oct. 4. on Oct. 5 the brig was gone.

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The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest

Deadline 30 November 2019 Who may enter The competition is open to emerging writers, who have not published novels with a circulation over 5000 copies. Short description The Masters Review, an American literary magazine and book publisher, is inviting entries to the Fall Fiction Contest 2019. You may submit a fiction up to 6,000 words. Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. […]

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The Hound

In my tortured ears there sounds unceasingly a nightmare whirring and flapping, and a faint distant baying as of some gigantic hound. It is not dream—it is not, I fear, even madness—for too much has already happened to give me these merciful doubts.

St John is a mangled corpse; I alone know why, and such is my knowledge that I am about to blow out my brains for fear I shall be mangled in the same way. Down unlit and illimitable corridors of eldritch phantasy sweeps the black, shapeless Nemesis that drives me to self-annihilation.

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