Four Legs in the Morning: A Short Story [NOOK Book]

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This eBook includes the first of three Dr. Sibley stories contained in the print edition from Cemetery Dance Publications:

Four Legs...
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Four Legs in the Morning: A Short Story

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Overview

This eBook includes the first of three Dr. Sibley stories contained in the print edition from Cemetery Dance Publications:

Four Legs in the Morning
By Norman Prentiss
Featuring Illustrations by Steven C. Gilberts

A Signed Limited Edition
Available in 2011 from Cemetery Dance Publications
www.cemeterydance.com


Dr. Sibley, long-standing Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University, has outlasted many of his detractors. In this collection of three linked stories, mysterious consequences await those who defy or disappoint him:

• a new colleague, whose avant-guard theories offend Sibley’s traditional critical sensibilities, uncovers a new answer to an ancient riddle (“Four Legs in the Morning” THIS STORY APPEARS IN ITS ENTIRETY IN THIS EBOOK)

• a student plagiarist learns to regret his dishonesty (“Flannel Board” THIS STORY APPEARS IN THE PRINT EDITION AND IS NOT IN THIS EBOOK EDITION)

• a young administrator attempts to curtail some of Sibley’s power, until he discovers the fate of his predecessor (“The Mask of Tragedies” THIS STORY APPEARS IN THE PRINT EDITION AND IS NOT IN THIS EBOOK EDITION)

All of these characters eventually learn—sometimes too late—that Dr. Sibley may be far more powerful than he seems.
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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Conlon
“In his ingenious Four Legs in the Morning Norman Prentiss introduces us to Dr. Bennet Sibley, Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University—an aging academic who never, ever fails to get what he wants. What is his secret? These three interconnected tales, alternately humorous and horrifying, go some distance in answering that question, and offer further evidence (if any is needed) that Norman Prentiss is one of the most important new writers t
Michael McBride
“Four Legs in the Morning is a subtle, yet suspenseful, collection in the tradition of the classics. The stories are rich and complex, the characters genuine and engaging, and with Doctor Sibley, Prentiss has created an antagonist of Machiavellian proportions. Intelligent, clever, and imaginative; Prentiss is the thinking man’s horror writer.”
—Michael McBride, author of IMMUN3 and Innocents Lost
Norman Partridge
“Norman Prentiss wields a hammer made of whispers. Keep an eye on him, and save a yard of bookshelf space while you’re at it. I have a feeling this talented writer is just getting warmed up.”
—Norman Partridge, Author of Johnny Halloween
Vincente Garcia
“Prentiss drenches his stories in heavy mood and atmosphere, creating shorts that hit hard, yet go down like a fine wine. Every one is to be savored, and none are to be quickly forgotten upon conclusion.”
—Horror Drive-In
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013070868
  • Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
  • Publication date: 8/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 79 KB

Meet the Author

NORMAN PRENTISS won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for Invisible Fences, published by Cemetery Dance (www.cemeterydance.com). He also won a 2009 Stoker for his short story, “In the Porches of My Ears,” published in Postscripts 18. His latest book is Four Legs in the Morning, a collection of three linked stories from Cemetery Dance. Other fiction has appeared in Black Static, Commutability, Tales from the Gorezone, Damned Nation, Best Horror of the Year, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, and in three editions of the Shivers anthology series. His poetry has appeared in Writer Online, Southern Poetry Review, Baltimore's City Paper, and A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock.
Visit him online at www.normanprentiss.com.
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