Vampires Don't Sparkle!by Michael West
Would you...go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you...spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a
What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life?
Would you...go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you...spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would you...do something else? Anything else?
The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be "vampyre."
Edited by Michael West
Foreword by Michael West
"A New Life" by J. F. Gonzalez
"What Once was Flesh" by Tim Waggoner
"The Darkton Circus Mystery" by Elizabeth Massie
"Robot Vampire" by R. J. Sullivan
"Beneath a Templar Cross" by Gord Rollo
"The Weapon of Memory" by Kyle S. Johnson
"The Excavation" by Stephen Zimmer
"Skraeling" by Joel A. Sutherland
"Dreams of Winter" by Bob Freeman
"Dracula's Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues" by Gregory L. Hall
"I Fuck Your Sunshine" by Lucy A. Snyder
"A Soldier's Story" by Maurice Broaddus
" by Douglas F. Warrick
"Vampire Nation" by Jerry Gordon
"Curtain Call" by Gary A. Braunbeck
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This anthology of vampire stories is coolly scary and entertaining, ranging from convincingly traditional to jarringly modern, through everything in between. A fantastic old-fashioned and wholly new Curtain Call from Gary Braunbeck leaves readers haunted as the last page closes, while petty thieves and the depressed bereaved share intervening tales with horror, humor, mystery and fun. Two stories that truly stand out for me are Douglas Warrick’s terrifying Rattenkonig, for its haunting sense of fear and evil enchantment, and Tim Wagonner’s What Once Was Flesh for the clever sting in a beautifully constructed tale. Dracula’s Winkee by Gregory Hall offers a thoroughly modern late-night comedy touch, and Lucy Snyder’s unsweet Sunshine is not for the kids or the squeamish. There’s nary a sparkle in sight, but that doesn’t stop these vampires offering plenty of new shocks and awesome horrors to keep readers awake at night and through the day. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy when I hosted the anthology on my blog, and I’m just sorry it took me so long to get around to reading it.