13DARK ISSUE#1: DEAD VOICES
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A dead goddess walks, an obsessive voyeur witnesses a miracle, a brave soul ventures into the dark of the Undertow... DEAD VOICES is the first installment of 13Dark, a publication dedicated to showcasing writers committed to exploring dark, spiritual themes. Combing horror, fantasy and much more, these stories will get to the heart of the big questions about our existence. Featuring three tales from new voices in the field, accompanied by gorgeous artwork produced by Shawn Langley, DEAD VOICES demonstrates what unfettered creativity can really achieve.
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Mar 30, 2018Light and dark. Sacred and profane. Comprised of short dark stories by three authors, each with an intro by editor Joseph Sale, 13 Dark also gives each tale searingly gorgeous artwork packaged with an eerie cover. A bit about each… Bethesda by Ross Jeffrey Jeffrey uses atmosphere to present differences so well in this story. The beach is our setting, but it doesn’t have the sun-warmed sands we think of for a vacation. It is cold; the wind is damp and clinging. I shivered when reading, feeling the cold slant through me. In a windbreaker with the vibrant colors of Jamaica, the pale man — in his three-piece suit — looks out to sea. As he has done every day… Bethesda is about a man who has given up hope, who is floundering with the hardest thing he’s ever dealt with, while beachgoers walk by him each day. Never stopping, never looking, never really seeing. Until he finally makes a desperate decision. He lifts a frail, wasted young man into his arms and begins walking into the sea. At once... More > heartbreaking and uplifting, Jeffrey has written about sacrifice, love, and miracles. Under Soil by Tice Cin Cin’s writing style flourishes with this dark tale. The language is like bouquet of flowers, each one chosen specially to convey a feeling that is almost beyond words. The hopefulness of love comes with a crack, a sharp sting that our protagonist relishes. Feeds on. Quickly, love and lust weave together, become something unrecognizable, unwanted. Simultaneously sensual and unnerving, Under Soil shows that Gothic has moved from mist-shrouded castles to wear a new, and modern face. Undertow by Samuel Parr Mirabel enters the sewer-like Undertow to save her brother. But she is no ordinary girl. Parr has created a quest in this story, one where a young magic-user encounters creatures of the grotesque as barriers to her goal. They are at once fearful of and hungry for her, but she has armed herself well. With a soul to barter. Another tale with a narrator watching from afar, Undertow creates a vision of Hell that will stick with me for a long time. Fearsome monsters clamor for the new, the fresh. It’s what they see so little of, and what they desire most. Parr seamlessly moves through this world and its sinister beasties, allowing the narrator to come ever closer to Mirabel, revealing a unusual nature, and finally becoming part of her story. It’s a fascinating, engrossing read. A tale of redemption, of resistance, of sacrifice.< Less
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- Standard Copyright License
- September 19, 2017
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Full color
- 0.17 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.27 tall
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