The Nightside Codex: horror anthology including my latest story

The Nightside Codex, the latest anthology release from Silent Motorist Media has been recently released which includes my story “The Redneck Library”, alongside those from Stephen Graham Jones, Brian Evenson, Richard Thomas, and others. A collection of tales of the written and [un]written words—cursed tomes, lost words, and infernal music scores—The Nightside Codex is a book about books, the creative and destructive power of language.

Thanks to editor Justin Burnett of Silent Motorist Media for publishing and providing the editing to my story and all the others. This is SMM’s second anthology, a follow up to 2019’s Mannequin, which was Rue Morgue Magazines 2019 anthology of the year. Hopefully, The Nightside Codex will be equally successful.


The Nightside Codex, edited by Justin A. Burnett, Silent Motorist Media, 2020. Cover art by Matthew Revert, info:

Editor’s Introduction – Justin A. Burnett
The Book of Black Dreams – K.A. Opperman
In His House – Richard Thomas
I Cannot Remember – Brian Evenson
Les Belles Infideles – Nadia Bulkin
Pulpit Fiction – Jessica McHugh
The Past is a Foreign Count – Alistair Rey
Schattenlenker’s Hidden Treasure – Michael Fassbender
Monster of the Mind – Scott J. Couturier
The Red King – Selene de Packh
The Redneck Library – S.E. Casey
Tongue Tied – Devora Gray
As I Sit to Write This Story – Philip Fracassi
My Eyes are Closed to Your Light – Luciano Marano
For Bobby – Christine Morgan
Ouroboros – Sarah Walker
Rhys Hughes – Between the Circles
Vanity – Austin James
The Hero of Flight 247 – Stephen Graham Jones

[Featured image by Nino Carè at Pixabay]

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S.E. Casey

S.E. Casey grew up near a lighthouse. He always dreamed of smashing the lighthouse and building something grotesque with the rubble. This is his writing method for his weird, existential tales. Published in many magazines and anthologies, links to his stories can be found at