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Chilean Sea Blob

Chilean Sea Blob

By Theodore Carter
With wildly imagined characters and jarringly unexpected circumstances, these stories exist in a kind of literary twilight zone. Yet they go beyond merely the creepy and strange, the odd and sometimes absurd, at times exhibiting a keen authorial understanding of human nature and a Kakfaesque pathos for the human condition.
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12. Sonya's Insatiable Hunger
Sonya is the greatest competitive eater in the world, but sustaining peak performance comes at a cost to her and to her marriage. 
January 22, 2022
11. Little Miss Strange
In this story, based on the Hendrix song, a mystical left hander takes the main character on a frightening journey to the other side. 
January 22, 2022
10. The Unwrapping Party
A group of Washington D.C. socialites try to recreate a Victorian mummy unwrapping party, but instead of unveiling ancient jewels, this mummy reveals hidden secrets.
January 22, 2022
9. Burning Bush: A Christmas Miracle
The hulking presence of her husband's menacing eyebrows finally drives Mary to violence. A warm Christmas story. 
January 22, 2022
8. Max's Colossus Proboscis
Max's prodigious snout and extraordinary sense of smell are both a gift and a burden. His doctor must treat him, but at what cost to humanity?
January 22, 2022
7. The Canary in the Coal Mine
A canary fights to take flight from his family legacy in coal country.
January 22, 2022
6. Lurking
You hear a noise in the other room, but is there anything you can really do to keep your family safe?
January 21, 2022
5. The Who Doin' Doll
Jed is gifted a creepy doll from New Orleans that comes alive and mimes the actions of a real person somewhere else. 
January 21, 2022
4. I Used to Love Her
In this zombie story, which shares a title with a Guns 'N Roses song, the main characters slowly comes to realize something is not quite right in his relationship with his girlfriend. 
January 21, 2022
3. The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob
When fiction aficionado Milt suffers a heart attack, his wife must decide when best to ground him in reality and when to indulge his flights of fancy. 
January 21, 2022
2. Eight
When Samuel begins throwing up live animals, it's difficult for him to convince his health care team and his employer that his maladies are real and not imaginary.  
January 20, 2022
1. Jesus Lizard
Middle Schooler Ralph Buckley learns to run across the surface of the water as part of his oral report on the basilisk lizard forcing many in the community decide if he is the second coming or just a teenager with big feet. 
January 20, 2022