R U SCARED? // WE R SCARED.
Weird crime, conspiracies, paranoia, folklore, the occult, modern myth, bizarre philosophy, fringe tech and genre-exploding fiction. CREEPER is the sort of magazine that could never exist in the mainstream, so we had to make it ourselves!
Art and words from: Ganzeer, Helena Papageorgiou, Elytron Frass, Sean Oscar, Tom Syverson, Sophie Sauzier, Corey J. White, Ben Nichols, Jon Weber, Ben Mcleay, Benoît Debuisser, I. Caniveau, Murdoch Stafford, Lachlan Barker, Bart Kelly, J Clement and more!
One Hour Later
“You wake in your bunk, rivers of sweat pouring down your forehead, invading your eye sockets like a storm surge, clouding your vision. The room, far too warm. Wiping your eyes, you see your hands turned bloody; your quarters are awash in the deep red of emergency lighting. Serpentine wisps of smoke infiltrate the room from air vents. “
By Corey J. White
“The first Gulf War is contained within a reticle—a rectangular crosshair laid over grainy aerial footage. If reporters on the ground in Vietnam helped turn public consciousness against that War, video footage direct from the nose of state-of-the-art missiles had the opposite effect. How could America ever lose another war with this kind of technology?”
by Austin Armatys
“The beach has two faces. I realise this at age 13, my skinny arms buried in the sand to counteract the poison coursing through my veins. I've been stung by physalia utriculus, which in Australia we just call “blue bottles”, and the little jellyfish have left angry red lines that throb where their tentacles lashed my skin.” ***
THe Business of the Future
By Ben McLeay
“While the mechanism for premonition is still understood in only the vaguest of terms today, in the 1960s it was a complete mystery. The British government knew one thing and one thing alone: with a large enough sample, premonition reliably demonstrated accuracy greater than you would expect from random chance.”
Sex in Pieces
By Tom Syverson
“The logic of male desire operates according to an erotic mapping of the female body, forming an anatomical catalogue used to separate a woman’s subject from the sum of her body parts. In this sense, objectification occurs in two stages: first, to split the feminine subject from her body, and then to split the body from itself.”
Endohost & exoviator
By Elytron Frass
“The rift in my relationship with Yetra was illuminated during our campaign against the Starfish-Tragedians of Artaud. We’d been stationed on an unnamed island formed entirely from coral. Its perilous surfaces were monochrome pink, slippery, and jagged. Our mission: exterminate the natives of Artaud, incinerate their nesting sites and supervise the drop of thirteen mechacolonies. “