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The Nightmare Chronicles

The Nightmare Chronicles is a collection of stories written by Douglas Clegg. It was first published in 1999.


It begins in an old tenement with a horrifying crime. It continues after midnight, when a young boy, held captive in a basement, is filled with unearthly visions of fantastic and frightening worlds. How could his kidnappers know that the ransom would be their own souls? For, as the hours pass, the boy's nightmares invade his captors like parasites-and soon, they become real.


  • Underworld
  • White Chapel
  • O, Rare and Most Exquisite
  • Only Connect
  • The Fruit of Her Womb
  • The Rendering Man
  • The Night Before Alec Got Married
  • The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon
  • Chosen
  • "The Little Mermaid"
  • Damned If You Do
  • The Hurting Season
  • I Am Infinite; I Contain Multitudes