A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Frontoviki” by Sam Kepfield

This may be my last time around. I hope so. There aren’t many of us left; another go-around or two, and we’ll all be gone and glad of it. The first couple of times, it felt almost real. The brass on uniforms still sparkled, and the bodies in them, well, you’d never have known. But…

The Power to Change Dreams by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

I remember the first time I dreamed lucidly. This is one of my earliest memories. I was really young, probably five years old or so. There was an alligator, you see, and it wanted to eat my feet. I woke up screaming, leaped out of bed (jumping far enough that the alligator couldn’t get me…

The Terrors in Our Own Minds by Kacie Berghoef

You wake up screaming. Your hands are shaking, and you’re gasping for breath. Beads of sweat drip down your face. You look around, and all you can see is shadows of hands and bedroom furniture within routine night darkness. What on earth just happened? You probably had a night terror. As the NHS reports, night…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Kate Morgan

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 Kate Morgan and her story “Butterflies Eating the Dead.” ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? A writer friend posted a photo of gorgeous monarch butterflies covering a piece of…

Nightmares and Story Grains by Irina Slav

If someone asked me what my worst nightmare was, they’d have to pack a lunch and a lot of coffee because I can talk about my nightmares for hours. And hours. And hours. I don’t mean nightmares in the sense of “What’s the worst thing you can imagine happening to you?” That one’s easy—it’s easy…

Precognitive and Recurring Dreams by Linda G. Hill

Don’t you just love those wonderful dreams that make you wish you could go back to sleep and continue? You’ve found the love of your life, or you’re in the best place, having the most fun you’ve ever had. You wake up to the alarm and think, “Noooo. Why now?” So you hit the snooze button…

A Horror So Sublime: from Poe to The Elephant Man by Alistair Rey

“To transform perceptions of ordinary life into an infinite source of nightmares is the wild hope of every writer of weird fiction.” The verdict belongs to Michel Houellebecq, although it is in reference to the work of H. P. Lovecraft. What can we take from such a judgement? It would seem Houellebecq sees the author…

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,…