It’s kinda what it sounds like. But, if you want to read it, you’ll have to wait until 100 Doors to Madness comes out from Forgotten Tomb Press. The anthology promises there are many doorways to madness, one hundred of which exist between its covers. “100 scares. 100 authors. 100 ways…”

Just one, ‘Parafornication’ tells a tale of found video footage that will turn heads. Can reading it expose a portal to the ethereal dimension where restless spirits are clamoring to get through? Probably not, but you might get sucked in anyway.

Merideth Grue

New Word Order $

wpid-Soft-white.jpgShort fiction up on Voluted Tales from yours truly. ‘New Word Order’ is in the Voluted Dreams Volume 2 issue.

Writer and editor Christopher Nadeau said, “Perhaps the most startlingly original story comes from Meredith Grue, whose “New Word Order” spells out in no uncertain terms just how horrifying language can be underneath the surface of day-to-day communication.”

New Word Order is available now!

UFO turns out to be house

Ever see a sky so beautiful that you must take a picture? That was just how this pic came about. What I wasn’t expecting was the appearance an odd, unexplained shape seeming to be located in the sky.


original cropped image

I am decisively not a UFO sighting believer, at least not the aliens-are-running-Area-51 variety. I must admit that considering the vast amount of space, and galaxies and stars within, there is less chance of the planet Earth housing the only life in the universe than of this pathetic little blog landing me a pulitzer. To clarify, that means slimmer than slim. But that doesn’t mean that our little unidentified airborne blotch is anything other than an unidentified object, minus the flying. Oh, what the hey. Let’s zoom just a bit.



Well, it looks to me that it is nothing less than a flying house. I knew that they were remaking the Wizard of Oz, but in my area? Man, special effects are really getting lifelike.

Now that we’ve solved that mystery, we can rest easy. Until next time.

Merideth Grue

Necessity calls to question…

For my first post, I bring you a find from a recent excursion as captured by my Samsung phone cam. The place of business providing such inspiration shall remain unnamed. Let’s just say I needed to use the facilities once there.

Some questions arose as I was passed this gem, which is none other than a bathroom key attached to a skimmer. Most recognize the skimmer as a common kitchen utensil used to, well, skim objects from their liquidy surroundings. As the business end was extended to me, I promptly did a reach around and pinch-gripped the topmost part of the handle, all while fully realizing the level of desperation to which my day had sank.


Note the word “restroom” written in permanent marker across the skimming end of my key to salvation.

Oh! Of necessity and questioning. Anyone should understand the need to make a public restroom key easy to locate, or less difficult to – umm – retrieve. At which point the skimmer became a necessity in the bathroom key’s continuance remains unclear. Who first suggested the utility of such a pairing? Why was I still touching it as I was considering these and other things?

I may never (want to) know.

By the way, you may wish to turn your device’s shutter sound off before taking any in-bathroom photos. This action will belay those post bathroom visit leers you may receive otherwise.

Merideth Grue