You stand before a series of dark portals, each of which will take you to a reality worse than the next.
Step into the shoes of a modern day technician, who discovers a strange hatch in a rarely-used and secluded toilet.
Cower with a teenager who’s all grown up, as a strange new neighbour moves in next to him, bringing along strange barrels of vinegar and mannerisms.
Join a woman and her boyfriend as they run an ultra-marathon, only to discover that something has been pursuing them.
Wake up to find yourself on an island city as overpopulated as it is futuristic, where a waitress clings on to her traditions even as everything is grasping to take it away.
Or enter a world rife with ancient artifacts and deadly creatures, where a young man must risk all to save his father.
Many more worlds await, and once you enter the abyssal gate, there is no turning back.
In a collection of eight short stories and eight flash fictions amounting to 120,000 words, there’s always a little something for everyone beyond the threshold.
Born in Singapore on the 22nd of March, 1989, Brian J. W. Lee had been on a ping pong ball when it came to interests ever since. It was until only after weeks of migraine headaches in a Biomedical lab that he realised what his lifelong passion was.
Brian J. W. Lee is now a graduate who majored in English Literature and minored in Creative Writing. Spitting in the face of narrow career choices in the Singaporean educational and corporate scene, he decided to take the third course of third courses: To write, and write horror.
When Brian isn’t writing eldritch nightmares into existence, he is investigating the myriad ways embedded deep in literary tradition to open a portal into this world for his eldritch nightmare friends. Oh, and he holds a day job and struggles to keep up with his exercises and national duties.