EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH BLOOD.
A virtual-reality getaway stirs up latent malice. A lingering illness hides a truly monstrous malady. A young girl realizes her new stepmother is something other than human, while a dying man’s last wish bestows his ghoulish lover with the most intimate of gifts. A solitary occultist wakes to find his summoning ritual gone horribly awry, a mother’s grief leads her into a resort’s troubled past, and a teenage girl’s growing pains mark the beginning of an otherworldly change.
These and other stories await in Bleedthrough and Other Small Horrors, the debut collection of dark short fiction from Scarlett R. Algee.
“A startlingly beautiful debut collection from a major rising talent in the horror genre. In these pages, you’ll find gore, pain, love, and the weird, all tied up in perfectly creepy little packages. Keep an eye on Scarlett R. Algee; she’s only getting started.” –Gwendolyn Kiste, Bram Stoker Award®-winning author of The Rust Maidens
“It’s tempting to read these exquisite story morsels quickly, but don’t let their length fool you. They pack a full-sized punch, with enough world and character to make you fall in love before they break your heart. These tales are as smooth, dark, and small as a poisoned lozenge.” –Sarah Read, Bram Stoker Award®-winning author of The Bone Weaver’s Orchard
May 26, 2020 (178 pages)