Below are short stories set in the Deathscape universe. While they often have little connection to the main plot, each explores an important or intriguing aspect of the universe through the eyes of its inhabitants.
Shadows: Johnny is a brave boy. Always on the lookout for abandoned houses to explore, his obsession with these places even makes his closest friends uneasy. Now Johnny has learned of a new location not far from his home. Abandoned for years, this old shotgun house is as creepy as any, save for the light in the window that never goes out.
The Night Sea: Three marines, having been discharged from service, find themselves lost at sea. Suffering from hunger, thirst, and radiation sickness, they wait for a rescue that may never come. But they aren’t alone on the open ocean. Something is heading their way, something old and unfathomable, drifting toward them beneath the waves….
The Pride: In the late 1800’s, a British emissary plans a safari to visit a mountain in Gojjam. His goal: to find and hunt a pride of lions rumored to have taken up eating human flesh. However, there is more to this pride than the stories tell, and he will witness first-hand their horrific true nature.
Inheritance: A young man, raised in isolation and squalor by his uncle, is surprised upon his old guardian’s death that he has inherited a sizeable amount of cash. The inheritance comes with only one catch: spend the money on nothing but fire, stone and blood. Frustrated by the limitations of his newfound wealth, he attempts skirt this rule, only to find that some consequences are more costly than others.
The Wolves of Dunham: One night in a tavern in the Yukon outpost of Dunham, a stranger wanders in from the cold. Frostbitten and half-dead, he begins to spin a terrifying tale of being hunted by a pack of wolves so vicious, that the blood of their old victims flow freely from their claws.