A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Mirror, Mirror” by D.C. Phillips

Jumpy, her body ached. What was that old saying about a frog in boiling water? She shrugged her shoulders luxuriously and made her way to a polished mahogany vanity halfway across the room. An oversized oval mirror hung precisely at eye level from a seated position, so she pulled out the matching bench and settled…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Clay McLeod Chapman’s “Coatroom”

My mission was simple: a pea coat. Gray wool. Broad collar. Anchor-embossed buttons. This particular dinner party had taken place in the middle of winter, so everybody had come bundled up in downy jackets and scarves. When I first entered Mom and Dad’s room, I took in their bed, completely covered in coats. A mountain,…

Horror, The Limits of Human Understanding, and God as a Rabbit by J. Robert Kane

Since Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, arguably the world’s first Science-Fiction novel, the genres of Horror and Sci-Fi have been inextricably linked.  Where there is no direct connection between the two, the occult becomes science’s proxy.  And why not? What is the occult, after all, but that which lays beyond the purview of reason and science? At the…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Kathryn Hore’s “Dark Moon”

By the time the path twists into the forest, the sunlight has gone, leaving no more than the pale light of the waning quarter moon. She is more comfortable with that, with the trees stretching overhead and the darkness buffeted around her. When there is light and space, an open stretch of ground, she can…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Case C. Capehart

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Case C. Capehart and his story “Wretched Nobelesse.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? The butterfly parable from Zhuangzi. I also have kind of a thing for monster…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Alistair Rey’s “Sightseeing”

We entered through the gates, passing the old crumbling structures. Behind these, a network of deserted streets fanned out before us, snaking in odd directions with little sense of structure or design. Dust littered each avenue, and debris crunched under our feet as we advanced further into the medina. The height of the surrounding buildings…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Morven Westfield

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Morven Westfield and her story “No, Nay, Never.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? A real event. My brother had an extra ticket for a folk concert and…

No Good Deed by D.C. Phillips

“No Good Deed” is a serialized novelette from D.C. Phillips, author of the Frightful Fables collection. When protagonist Cam attempts to return a lost phone, she soon realizes that some lost things aren’t meant to be found. Read the chilling prologue here, and be sure to find out what happens next at Wattpad.com/FrightfulFables, where the first two…

TRANSCENDENT Cover Reveal

There exists a realm beyond reality. A place where nothing is what it seems and anything is possible. Each soul who travels to this mysterious world finds something different. Some voyagers get lost in this land of DREAMS, forgetting their way back to the path, to home. Others experience intense VISIONS, glimmers of the past,…