Uncertainties: Volume 6


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Cover art by David Tibet
Selected and Edited by Brian J. Showers

“I am writing only for my shadow . . . I must make myself known to him.” – Sadegh Hedayat

“Ghost stories,” as Elizabeth Bowen observed, “are not easy to write—least easy now, for they involve more than they did.” But these eleven writers take up the challenge, each in their own way, with expert awareness of the genre’s limitless possibilities.

Uncertainties is an anthology series—featuring authors from Ireland, France, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom—each exploring the concept of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, called “tales of the unexpected” by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Mamillius as “winter’s tales”. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less than certain . . .

Hardback edition limited to 450 copies.


  • “Unfinished Business” – Ruth Barber
  • “The Switch” – James Everington
  • “Where Are They Now?” – Alison Moore
  • “The Bracken Box” – Naben Ruthnum
  • “Houses of Flesh” – Anne-Sylvie Salzman
  • “I See Minza” – Eric Stener Carlson
  • “Consumed as in Obsessed” – Méabh de Brún
  • “Aisles” – B. Catling
  • “Interference” – Stephen J. Clark
  • “The Contagion” – L. C. von Hessen
  • “The Sands” – A. K. Benedict
  • “Contributor Notes”
  • “Acknowledgments”
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Publisher Swan River Press