Along the Monster's Spine - a short story collection. AVAILABLE NOW!
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Description from the book's cover:
The sixteen stories in this collection capture the unknown and the familiar.
A young boy's bed becomes sentient when the child asks it to take him to secret locations. A woman's every intense thought is projected into the minds of those around her - and her resulting loneliness becomes an unlikely magnet. A young woman enters adulthood in a swampland as she reconciles a life path different than her peers - one in which she is literally immersed into her love of the swamp. A young man lives in an aimless world where adults have given up on teenagers - allowing them to do whatever they want, until he finds direction from someone who is imminently due to vanish out of existence.
In these stories you will find people who struggle with the transition to adulthood, find love, and face mortality. And in these stories small towns exist on the back of gigantic monsters, rain rises instead of falls, and mummies aimlessly wander cities like wild animals.
Perfect for readers of Kelly Link, George Saunders, and Aimee Bender. The stories in this collection reveal a magical concoction of human truths in bizarre worlds. A marvelous and heady brew of the weird, the strange, and the all-too-real.
Many, but not all, of these stories have been previously published in literary magazines and journals. Here are links to some of the stories included in this collection:
Professor Tinderbrooks' Hauntingly Horrific Extravaganza - in Goreyesque (a tribute to Edward Gorey)
The Minotaur - in A cappella Zoo (Issue 12)