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Save The Trees

We kick off the Halloween season with this bizarre tale about a tree. But not just any tree. This tree projects a significant fear to anyone brave enough to glance at its grotesque features. Can anyone overcome its menacing presence and get close to it?

Daily Rounds: Part 6

Steve's on the job training just keeps getting stranger and stranger. But since he's already in this deep, he figures he might as well see what other crazy things await him.

How The Cookie Crumbles

We all wish there were some magic way we could get the things we desire. Well, having your desires met isn't always a good thing.

Daily Rounds: Part 3

Steve's day just keeps getting stranger as he gets introduced to the tenant in the third room. Any unbeknownst to him, there's a big surprise waiting for him.

Convoy

Social media has made it easier for us to connect with the world. But it also brings out the worst in people. And somewhere in the middle are those who pretend to care, but don't actually do anything. This poignant piece by Ashleigh Hatter explores these ideas.

Mellany

Lost love can hurt more than we're capable of withstanding. But sometimes that love can return in unexpected ways. And that can hurt even worse.

Daily Rounds: Part Two

As Steve continues to learn about his new job, he finds the job only gets stranger. Mr. Jones takes him to the second room on their daily rounds, and things get hot.

The Last Laugh

When the thing we want the most is just out of our reach, we become obsessed. From that obsession comes violence. And from that violence comes consequences.

Daily Rounds: Part One

DPW's second serialized fiction story, Daily Rounds, is written by Spencer Church. He'd like to introduce you to Steve. Steve is your average comic book nerd. Nothing exciting has ever happened to him. But little does he know, a job interview at an old apartment complex is about to change his life forever.

The Bazaar of The Blind: End

As Gregory nears the end of his ordeal, he finds he must fight for his life against creatures more horrible than any he's ever imagined.

The Bazaar of The Blind: Part Four

As Gregory makes his way through the strange, horrid bazaar, he comes across something familiar, which adds another level to the nightmare he's involved in.