The Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror series showcases the very best and darkest short stories produced by 21st century Australian authors. Each of the tales in this second edition explores the darkness of the human condition. Ghosts, monsters, alien gods, sadists, the forsaken, and the deranged all lie within.
The contributors include work by Jay Caselberg, Stephen Dedman, Terry Dowling, Margo Lanagan, Simon Brown, and Nathan Burrage
'Chris was content with his suburban life, the college sweetheart he married, the work friends he socialized with. Everything seemed to be going to plan until Chris found the jogger comatose on the grass. When his wife, Stase, collapsed in a heap, two smiling men gathered her up and took her away. Stase returned changed somehow, given to bouts of anger she'd never expressed before. Now Chris has a new purpose: find out what's been done to his wife, and who the smiling men are. But these are secrets that don't want to be found, and they'll go to great lengths to stay hidden.'