Friday, April 27, 2012

The New Frankenstein (WT 98)

_ _ Jonah Carnahan, a detective inspector with the Atlantipolis City Police Force and a bicycling enthusiast, is involved in a car accident that leads to revelations of murder, ghosts, abominations of nature and cyborgs at All Souls Charity Hospital. There is no hope for the living to survive a fate worse than dying in this hospital.
_ _ In the words of Mary Shelley: "I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion."
_ _ And this cyborg does not fear Death.

Published in "HOSPITAL" an anthology edited by Sean Monaghan
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Caterwauling Kitties of Castle O'Rourke (WT 49)

There's the tooth fairy. There's your fairy godmother. And there's Rory, the Cat Fairy who haunts Castle O'Rourke. He made the mistake of disturbing the peace and hating cats. Hey you cat lovers, here's one for you.

Published in Short Sips, Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection Volume 2, edited by Jessica A. Weiss.
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Short Sips is a collection of short stories for you to read over a cup of coffee.

And With a Sigh Winter Says Goodbye (WT 110)

The cold night of winter overstayed. It was thus in Jules Anson's heart, if not Central city as a whole until a theft could be discovered, wrongs brought to justice and curses lifted. Anson knew that once magic was invoked in the name of Fire, Earth, Air or Water, that magic must run its course.

Published in COBWEBS AND ANTIQUITIES, an anthology of cursed and/or magic objects

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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Shrovetide Affair (WT 52)

After Mardi Gras, a man returns to his friends as a zombie, dead as a doornail, heart ripped from his chest  and asks them to help him get his heart back by finding the voodoo master who took it. This is a deal made with the devil and no good can come of it.

Published in Deals With The Devil, an anthology edited by Stephanie Morrell
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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In the Dark, by an Icy Ocean (WT 89)

Two astronauts on a terraforming mission in the Oort Cloud find artifacts that are more than merely a rock or a piece of metal. There are memories of lives from a billion years before that insist on being remembered.

Published in "Shadows Within Shadows 2" and available at AMAZON

The Neighbors Are Almost Dead (WT 112)

Jared Gade, rookie detective and highborn, uber-rich socialite has a problem. His rich "uncles" are vampires. When three murdered crooks turn up at their townhouse, Jared must come clean to his detective boss, a banned magician and the ghosts who witnessed the murder. Worse yet, his "uncles" and the Magician are two thousand years old and hate each other. Can Jared resist the lure of being eternally undead or will he be a good patrician and open a vein for his "uncles" to suck?

Published in URBAN NIGHTMARES, an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies
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