“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”

~ Philip K. Dick

Hope The Killer

Some are born into greatness. All others serve. Luuk Maru is like every other no-cred struggling to exist in the southern canal district of Sorgbjerg—a worker, a father, and a broken man yearning for just one more chance at life. What the hopelessness of his reality cannot provide, the drug Synth offers a temporary substitute, however fleeting. But perhaps the world he escapes to is not so far away as it seems.

Set in the popular universe of Sebastian Doubinsky’s “City State” series, this story was originally published as the lead piece in SILENCE IS WHITE, an anthology dedicated to the lauded Danish poet/author who continues to influence so many other speculative fiction authors, including Ted Fauster.



A little George Carlin. A lot of PKD. Ten tons of heart. At a young age, the malleable mind of Ted Fauster was modified by aliens to perceive multiple realities. These weird stories are the result. 

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“Needles” | A short story review by weird speculative fiction author Ted Fauster

NIGHTMARES UNHINGED: TWENTY TALES OF TERROR “Needles” by Joshua Viola and Dean Wyant A short story review by weird speculative fiction author Ted Fauster This twisted little anthology from Hex Publishing is a real keeper, a genuinely well-produced and edited little tome of horror shorts. Lots of good reads in here. Today, I’m going to …

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