Horror anthology in collaboration with the JL Writers of Scribophile.
Even when we think we’re safe, our biggest fears can be revealed, our worst nightmares brought to life.
For some, death is inevitable: a suspended detective and killer play a bloody game of cat and mouse; a girl risks her life to save her friends from an urban legend; a doctor’s daughter works to uncover the curse on their wayward ship; and an old lady’s cats are hungry…very hungry.
For others, death would have been an easier fate: a reflection isn’t meant to talk, let alone free itself; a priestess must renew her people’s magic, but that ritual carries a terrible price; and a famous boy rejects a lovesick girl…and lives to regret it.
Through life and death, the only constant is our fear of the unknown: bloody footprints continue to walk around a lighthouse; Grandma’s warnings of the Autumn People are finally heard loud and clear; and a girl moves into a new house to find a bloodstained carpet…that no one else can see.
Keep the lights on and brace yourself for ten creepy tales of horror and misfortune.
Publication Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
The Hymns of Creation
Over a thousand years ago three people rose from a silent world to sacrifice themselves for Paean, the musical magic. It binds humanity to the Composer above, and people to one another. It permeates the lowliest pebble, to the farthest star in the heavens, and into the deepest, darkest corners of the human soul.
When Trisha Clearwater, the most skilled user of Paean on this side of the world, is found murdered on her wedding night, her husband finds himself framed for her murder. Determined to discover why, Trenton Evensong launches himself into a quest to discover the truth and brings together an unlikely group of people as a conspiracy spanning generations looms over the Leonese Empire. Some seek to understand the divine. Others embrace it. And still others seek to destroy it.
Attuned to the universal tune sprung forth from the single Hymn of Creation that engendered a spiritual connection all the Spheres of Creation, a world on the cusp of an age of enlightenment must face the impending realization that free will may not exist. For the only way to move forward is to is to face the crimes of humanity’s ancestors, and explore the unknown.