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Do you dare confront the demons lurking in the Stygian depths of the human psyche?


Dark Flock isn't your average novel. It's a curated collection of freaky feathered fiction. From post-apocalyptic birding expeditions to eerie encounters with surreal avian forces, each story in this collection will leave you questioning reality. Join characters as they navigate through twisted narratives set in Denmark, Korea, and beyond, where the line between the natural and the supernatural blurs. With a blend of mystery, dystopia, and paranormal, "Dark Flock" promises to captivate readers with its unique concepts in Matt Poll’s world of Twilight Zone Birding.

The Stygian Zine - dark edition cover - shown on an ereader
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The Stygian Zine

Welcome to "The Stygian Zine," where literary rebels find their voice and offbeat tales thrive.

Issue 1, similar to our first publication "The Stygian Collection", explores the concept of Stygian itself.

Featuring written works by 14 creators and artistic contributions from 4 creators, we invited you to explore the darkness with us once again in this inaugural publication.

The Stygian Collection

"When the sun sets… where does your mind wander?

Is it life… or death… which floods your subconscious?

It is human nature to let the darkness consume us.

But how are we to cope with this inescapable reality?

Through the telling of stories we can tackle the topics which keep us up at night.

The Stygian Society invites you to explore the darkness with us in our inaugural publication..."

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Retailers! View our catalogue and get in touch with us right >>here<<


This isn’t the typical book I would pick up and read, however, look at this cover! I’ve also wanted to dip my toes in reading more anthologies, so was excited to give this book a try. I have yet to read all the stories but wanted to leave a review about the story I, Dan Monroe, am Dead. I loved this story! I thought it was an original concept (which can be hard to come by). I felt for the characters, I gasped, I laughed, and it made me think about life. It discusses the decisions we make and what those decisions mean and if/how they make us who we are. It was a fantastic read and I’m looking forward to reading more from Hananya le Clercq!

-Colleen Smith

stygian songs with a stygian sound
within these pages they are found
authortube fans are bound
to feel the undead rising from the ground

pae pae-ves the way from the start with his lyrical philosophical words
for this collection of mostly excellent works from the best youtube has to offer
lookin forward to more like this here

-Pete Reads

This is an exciting project from The Stygian Society and I am happy to be part of it.
If you like darker stories and want to read a variety of writing, perhaps find a new favourite author, I say give this a try.

-Bookworm Adventure Girl

This is the most amazing collection of short stories ever! It may seemed biased but I am truly honored to be a part of this project in collaboration with some of the most talented voices I had the pleasure to write with!

-Linda Peli

Filled with spooky and twisty good reads, this collection of poems and short stories is the perfect read for those dark and stormy nights. With characters to root for and great internal and external conflicts, these tales will keep you reading to discover what happens!

-Holly Davis

Intriguing stories with dark depths

This collection took me into a realm I don't usually explore and I enjoyed the experience. A wide range of stories and authors make for rewarding reading.

-Clear Thinker

A fascinating, eclectic collection of short stories

Very interesting read. Thought provoking yet not in an overbearing way. In addition, the collection of short stories is great when you have only a short time to read. You can complete the story and not be left hanging. Overall, very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

-Paul Mandry

I'm not usually an anthology person, but I think this collection might have changed my mind. Great variety in stories within each section, with 3-4 that really stood out and resonated with me. Will be keeping an eye out for future releases!


Overall, an enjoyable collection of stories. My favorites, in order of appearance: The Education of Henry James by Jeremy Fee, The Horror of Chateau Casquette by Bonsart Bokel, and Sanctum by Desiree M. Ortega.

-John (Hey Y'all Listen Up)

Different but good.

This collection of stories was a really good read. The progression made sense and oddly seemed like they were written by the same author. It was definitely a page turner and left me thinking.

-Dana Rivera

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