Innocently Macabre

Ajinkya Goyal
Tales of the speculative, the gothic, and the weird and wonderful by Ajinkya Goyal
Created 21 Jul 2019
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  • A Flicker
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 7 6
    Illustration by Sambhavi Deepthi Do you ever feel like a shark? Like if you’d stop moving for even a second, if you stopped distracting yourself for but a moment, it would get too much, and you’d drow...
  • for your eyes only
    10 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    Season 1 of Due North is officially done! The theme of the first season was Welcome to Due North, with us meeting Berto, Bella, Alia, Tony, and Alecia, and taking a peek into their lives and the secre...
  • [Due North] Season 1
    10 Sep 2021 • 35 min read • 1 0
    Art by Edward Adveno Brooke Episode 0: Prologue Steadman Hirsch, premier and proudest realtor in all of Due North, stood in front of his latest job-well-done. Handy job, real estate. Supported his lif...
  • Due North [Episode 6]: The River's Song, Part II
    08 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Art by Edward Adveno Brooke Start at the Beginning Read Previous Episode Berto found himself staring at the face of one of those mornings. One of those days where you wake up irritated and annoyed at ...
  • Due North [Episode 5]: The River's Song, Part I
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Art by Edward Adveno Brooke Start at the Beginning Read Previous Episode Bella, solo this time, trudged through the forest trying her best to retrace their steps from the night before. For all the cra...
  • Due North [Episode 4]: Into the Thick of It, Part II
    23 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 5 0
    Art by Edward Adveno Brooke Start at the Beginning Read Previous Episode The last few nights had been good to Tony, and he’d began to get accustomed to winning and to a winner’s money. He suspected wo...
  • [BONUS STORY] Tell Me, Bad Decision
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Jr Korpa The day I met you, I warned myself not to fall for you. But you see, that’s just it. You were an unattainable ideal in whose embrace I desperately wanted to be enveloped. A fire that...
  • Due North [Episode 3]: Into the Thick of It, Part I
    14 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Art by Edward Adveno Brooke Start at the Beginning Read Previous Episode The quiet early morning moon washed Alecia Ossario in its silvery tinge. She was dressed in black from head to toe - turtleneck...
  • [BONUS STORY] Purple
    11 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 5 2
    Photo by Peter Oslanec This is the story of the day the sky burned a fierce purple. A colour otherwise docile, calm, accepting, and welcoming, lit up the sky in an eddy of hues, for it is the quiet on...
  • Due North [Episode 2]: Same Night, New Fight
    05 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Art by Edward Adveno Brooke Start at the Beginning Read Previous Episode Tony Hall walked into Due North’s one and only gym, strutting up to the ring in the centre, basking in the crowd’s cheers and l...
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