Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Robert Petyo

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 Robert Petyo and his story “It’s Only A Dream.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? A close friend who went through a bitter divorce was one of the…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “The Only One Alive” by Claire Davon

I propelled myself out of my sofa and to the front door. The trees waved in an unseen breeze. Street noise mixed with a faint Spanish melody. My house was built in the last century and had solid walls, which was why I hadn’t heard the music before. Now, it was evident, something “la cucaracha-ish.”…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Night Terror” by Kacie Berghoef

I should have known better than to rent a ground floor flat. It’s too late to have regrets about eschewing a doorman and not installing a security alarm when I hear the robbers enter. My only phone is in the same room as them. Almost paralyzed, I lie quietly under the covers, not daring to…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with J.A.W. McCarthy

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 J.A.W. McCarthy and her story “Exactly As We Are Meant To Be.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? My experiences with sleep paralysis. Did you have to do…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Remember Backwards” by Maul Allan Hewish

The doors are locked. No matter how hard we fight with the locks and slam our fists against the glass, there is no breaking through. The windshield is shatterproof, but molten steel would still make short work of that. We change up our strategy, hammering on it with our shoes—pile-driving full-forced blows into it. The…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Finding Galatea” by Ali Abbas

When I burst in, her hair looked auburn. Must have been some trick of the low, reddish light. There weren’t enough layers of make-up to hide the haunted look in her eyes. “What do you want darling?” she asked, not meaning a word of it. “You.” I showed her the picture on my phone. “You’re…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Wondra Vanian

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 Wondra Vanian and her story “The Darkest Regions of Our Hearts.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? Mental illness and I have been duking it out for a…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Butterflies Eating the Dead” by Kate Morgan

Lyra Gentium reread the last line of the credit card company’s direct marketing letter, scratched out the final three words, tried two different words, scratched those out, and scowled at the wreck. The escapist photos of woods and beaches and mountains pinned to her gray cubicle walls failed her today. Four simultaneous phone conversations breached…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Nathaniel W. Phillips

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 Nathaniel W. Phillips and his story “Skinner Box.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? Two things I love and am fascinated by: Lovecraftian, cosmic horror and psychological learning…

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…