A rather old Cupid has discovered a way of disposing of his long-suffering wife, Psyche. Find out if he succeeds in ‘What You Wish For’, an exceedingly dark tale of matters of the heart, published in ‘Trysts of Fate’ magazine by Alban Lake Publishing. Available here.
Unable to resist the sound of the sea rolling onto the shore, Flynn has returned to Dwynllyr. But the tide had washed up a secret, which has now become part of that small Cornish town; a secret best forgotten.
“Just outside the limits of the human condition they lurk. Creatures of lore and legend, creatures of the cautionary tale, always at the ready to spring their trap upon men who would tread upon the dark recesses where those worlds intersect. Once revealed, they hack and slash into their prey of mankind leaving not a trace of where they came from or where they went. Those unlucky few who have faced them and lived bear the very real physical and emotional scars of their experience wrapped up in the sour realization that no one may ever believe them. Still, these men and women walk away with a gift, the ability to look into the darkness and see more than just swirling shadows, and to meet the gaze of the eyes that would look out from the abyss.”
Appearing in Speculative Valentine Drabbles 2015 (edited by Roy C Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes), The Banshee’s Gift is a one hundred word love story that is overflowing with passion and desire. Warning: not for the faint-hearted.
This piece of drabble is featured in the 22 More Quick Shivers anthology from DailyNightmare.com. As the story is only a hundred words writing a synopsis, I think, would act as a spoiler so I’ll leave you with the title. It is a terrifying, yet visually beautiful book, and is available in soft-cover from Amazon and .pdf from Gumroad.
The first in the anthology series, 13 Quick Shivers, can also be bought at Amazon (soft-cover) and Gumroad (.pdf).