The Rider

 

Art by Dan Rempel
Brian Evenson, "The Rider" in Weird Horror, Issue 5,  Fall 2022, Undertow Publications.



I am an admirer of Robert Aickman's style of strange stories. His voice is one-of-a-kind, and his unique sense of the weird can unsettle in delightful ways. I rarely read a story by another author that gives me that kind of experience. Evenson's "The Rider" captures my mind like an Aickman story does. If you are ever on the road needing petrol or you are having some car trouble, there are two places you don't want to end up: stay away from The Hospice and steer clear of the town of ... I can't remember what it's called... the name is just on the tip of my tongue...    


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