I've been waiting to have a reason to say this for quite some time… LOL
So, yes, “Wanderings on Darker Shores” has been "alive" for a bit more than a week now on Amazon.com, but I was waiting for the LookInside feature to be active and also for other online stores, like Amazon.ca, to include it in their listings.
Faithful readers of this blog will recognize many of these stories and poems, but I’ve also included four stories that have never been published before. These are bigger stories and together they make up for about 42% of the pages in the book, or a bit more than 46% of the total word count.
It is somehow difficult for me to categorize them since it is a rather eclectic collection. I call them strange stories, or weird stories, if you prefer. There are some ghosts in there, even some zombies, some aliens. There is no gore. No “real” horror, unless by suggestion. There are hints. There are shadows.
Actually, the working title was “The Quiet Fantastic” but I changed it to “Wanderings on Darker Shores” not only as an homage to Edgar Allan Poe, but also because I see these stories as incursions into the darker realms that lurk beyond the thin veil of reality....
The fantastic (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic or even better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastique) is actually the genre that I think applies best to this book.
Anyway, here it is for now:
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