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Prospero's Ghost: (A Cautionary Short Story)

Prospero's Ghost: (A Cautionary Short Story)

by Mark Leslie
     
 

Renowned Shakespearean scholar Dr. Marshall Emerson whose specialty was the bard’s The Tempest could never be spotted walking the grounds of McMaster University without the precious 1861 folio edition of Shakespeare’s works clutched in his hands.

Decades after his death, when McMaster University library and bookstore staff begin producing replica

Overview

Renowned Shakespearean scholar Dr. Marshall Emerson whose specialty was the bard’s The Tempest could never be spotted walking the grounds of McMaster University without the precious 1861 folio edition of Shakespeare’s works clutched in his hands.

Decades after his death, when McMaster University library and bookstore staff begin producing replica versions of the text on a newly acquired Espresso Book Machine, Emerson, who was also known as Professor Prospero, returns, intent to put a stop to this “desecration” of his precious text.

This short story of approximately 6000 words originally appeared in the book CAMPUS CHILLS (2009) and was written by McMaster Graduate Kimberly Foottit and Mark Leslie, whose alter ego ran the Espresso Book Machine at the McMaster bookstore from 2008 until 2011.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044679016
Publisher:
Mark Leslie
Publication date:
06/23/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
365,346
File size:
309 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Leslie is a writer, editor and bookseller living in Hamilton, Ontario. Mark's writing falls most closely into the "Twilight Zone" camp of fiction - he calls himself a horror writer but his tales include horror, elements of science fiction and fantasy. Mark's first published horror story "Phantom Mitch" appeared in Wicked Mystic magazine in October of 1993 and received honourable mention in The Year's Best Fantasty & Horror #7 (Datlow & Windling). Since then, Mark has had dozens of speculative stories published in various magazines and anthologies including Stardust (edited by Julie E. Czerneda), Bound for Evil (edited by Tom English), Bluffs (edited by Lawrence Steven) and Fear of the Dark (edited by Maria Cavicchiolo & Jason Rolfe). In 2004, Mark collected some of his previously published works in One Hand Screaming. He has North of Infinity II (2006), an anthology of speculative stories for Mosaic Press, Campus Chills, a themed anthology featuring horror tales set on colleges & universities across Canada (2009) and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012), a science fiction, fantasy and horror anthology. Mark's first non-fiction exploration of the paranormal, Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle & Other Steeltown Shivers, came out in 2012, he co-wrote Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained in 2013 and 2014 will see Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries. Mark's first horror novel, I, Death is also due out in 2014.

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