“Quiet, literary, and emotional throughout, these stories are varied and creative. Each contributor has taken the theme and ran with it, and in doing so, they show us horror can be found in just about any place and situation.” This Is Horror
Pareidolia is the third anthology I've co-edited alongside Dan Howarth; it was launched at EdgeLit 8 in 2019. It is published by Black Shuck Books - purchase links here.
The blurb, wonderful cover art, and TOC is below:
Have you ever seen figures in the clouds, heard voices in the sound of a detuned TV, recognised faces made by the shadows in the corner of a room?
Pareidolia is the phenomenon where the mind perceives shapes, or hears voices, where none apparently exist. But what if what you were seeing was really there? What if the voice you heard really was speaking to you, calling you?
Pareidolia contains new dark and surreal stories by Tim Major, G.V. Anderson, Sarah Read and many more.
Step inside, and see if you see what they do.
Featuring: Into the Wood ~ Sarah Read | Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts ~ Eliza Chan | What Can You Do About a Man Like That? ~ Tim Major | The Lonely ~ Rich Hawkins | A Shadow Flits ~ Carly Holmes | The Butchery Tree ~ G.V. Anderson | The Lens of Dying ~ Charlotte Bond | How to Stay Afloat When Drowning ~ Daniel Braum | Geode ~ Rosanne Rabinowitz | House of Faces ~ Andrew David Barker