By John Everson
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his is the second book collection
of my short fiction, and it focuses more on dark fantasy than extreme horror,
as my first collection Cage of Bones featured.
The collection includes 15 dark fantasy and horror tales, including the title
story, written especially for this collection and "Lovesong" a 5th
Place winner in the 2000 World Horror Convention Fiction Contest. Included are
tales reprinted from the anthologies TransVersions and Freaks,
Geeks & Sideshow Floozies, and the magazines Sirius
Visions, Crossroads, Eulogy and Plot, as
well as a number of original works.
of Love is available through Frugal
Muse Books (Darien,
IL), Pandemonium Books (Cambridge,
MA), Shocklines, Twilight
Tales and many other fine stores.
Table of Contents :
of the Moon
She answered the calling of the moon. But not before he felt its touch.
She lured him into the arms of alternative music. He lured her to face the room
at the top of the stairs.
Time for Music
A fairy flute can make dangerous music.
All he wanted was a little company for the holiday.
the Fifth Step
Sometimes, walking the tightrope isn't just a balancing act.
Bellinda liked to plant things. And Penelope was happy to give her the seeds.
"I don't kill, I preserve," the taxidermist said. But Richard wanted
Sometimes, wearing a heart on your sleeve can be tough. But giving it away can
be even worse.
When David left the plane to live with the frost sprite, he thought his problems
She'd disappeared without a trace. And then he found the post-it note.
Lack of Signs
If you really know what you want, sometimes, you can find it.
The Hard Way
There's a reason for every tradition, even if you have magic.
Christmas dinner can lead to unsavory philosophical debates.
Jack's career as a jingle writer was on the deep skids after his breakup. But
Eddie knew, all he needed was the right instrument.
They came in silence from the swamps by the light of the full moon. They left
only bloodstains on the sheets. Ribaud knew that it would take a voodoo queen
to reverse the curse.