The Obsecration by Matthew M. Bartlett
It’s Leeds. It's 2018. And the patrons in the Look Diner await their meals, drawn by something greater than hunger, something stronger than the need for shelter from the oppressive heat and humidity of summer. Waitresses hustle. Cooks sharpen knives and light burners, giving birth to blue blossoms of flame. Something is happening tonight. Something is stirring in the greased air sliced by whirling ceiling fans. You and I, we have a corner booth. A front row seat.
Who Lost, I Found by Eden Royce
Who Lost, I Found is a collection of Black Southern speculative fiction from author Eden Royce, who weaves together several subgenres like a sweetgrass basket: Southern Gothic, weird fiction, dark fantasy, and folk horror. All inspired by her Gullah Geechee heritage and its cautionary stories, and the hoodoo that runs throughout, whether everyone acknowledges it or not.
Power to Yield and Other Stories by Bogi Takács
Power to Yield is a collection of ten pieces spanning speculative genres from science fiction to the New Weird, featuring chaotic interspecies cooperation, an AI child discovering Jewish mysticism, rental apartments that drink your blood—and a novella focusing on neurodivergent people trying to survive on a planetoid where thoughts shape reality.
Trail of Shadows by Mike Allen
Nathan didn’t understand the warning any more than he understood his newfound abilities or the transformation that allowed him to phase through walls, that enabled him to stalk through the mind-warping spaces of the spirit realm. Only a long-repressed memory from his grandmother’s farm in the Appalachian hills offers any hint of his heritage.