Short story: “Shadow Transit”

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 “Shadow Transit,” by Ferret Steinmetz

Appeared in Buzzy Mag on July 5th, 2013; featured in Pseudopod episode 418, December 26th, 2014

3,868 words

A clever take on the incomprehensible Lovecraftian horror trope. I find some parts overwritten and over-explained, especially towards the beginning when Michelle is handling her daughter’s toys. But the ultimate horror is explained just enough to be sinister while remaining utterly cryptic.