The Last Plague Doctor and Other Tales of Illness & Isolation – Free Reprint Collection

It’s strange days, friends. Whether you’re under quarantine, subject to stay at home orders, or just feeling a general anxiety and overwhelming dread, these are tough times.  Luckily, we’ve got something to help you through.

Horror/weird fiction authors Rebecca J. Allred and Gordon B. White have teamed up to provide a limited time “reprint EP” of six dark tales that explore disease, desolation, and desperation through a dark speculative lens – THE LAST PLAGUE DOCTOR AND OTHER TALES OF ILLNESS & ISOLATION.

Download the MOBI version here.

Download the EPUB version here.

The six hard-to-find and out-of-print stories collected here are:

  1. “The Albatrossity Exhibition, or Why I Want to Fuck the Ancient Mariner” (GBW)
  2. “Ecdysis” (RJA)
  3. “Asterion the Beautiful” (GBW)
  4. “The Forever Home” (GBW)
  5. “Mother’s Mouth, Full of Dirt” (RJA)
  6. “The Last Plague Doctor”* (RJA)

*originally published in the Stoker Award-winning anthology BORDERLANDS 6

We’re happy to provide free entertainment for those who need it.  In lieu of payment, however, we ask that – if you are in a position to do so – you consider making a donation to one of the many worthy organization offering Covid-19 assistance to those in need.  

Stay safe, stay sane, and stay scary – not scared! 


Rebecca J Allred is a speculative fiction writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in a number of venues, including LampLight Magazine;Horror Library, Volume 6Nightscript IIIWalk on the Weird Side; and the Bram Stoker Award® winning anthology Borderlands 6. In addition to writing, Rebecca enjoys painting, horror movies, comic books, and homemade pasta. She is also technically the member of a circus.  Her website is

Gordon B. White has lived in North Carolina, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of the collection As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions (Trepidatio Publishing 2020).  A graduate of the Clarion West Writing Workshop, Gordon’s stories have appeared in dozens of venues, including The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 12 and the Bram Stoker Award® winning anthology Borderlands 6.  He also contributes reviews and interviews to outlets including Nightmare, Lightspeed, Hellnotes, and The Outer Dark podcast. You can find him online at