Venerable Bergstryker University prides itself on the diversity of its student body.
By which they mean humans, vampires, fae, phookas, banshees, and some creatures no one's quite sure about. Where "monsters and humans mingle" there are stories to tell. Here are two of the stranger ones.
The Face of an Angel: When someone or some thing plants a bulb of garlic in the Nosferatu Dormitory, it's up to the human Jeff and the vampire Amelia to find out who and why. A bulb of garlic is just a disgusting prank, but when a were-squirrel student winds up dead, the stakes get a lot higher.
The Voice of a Demon: Banshees and Phookas hate each other. Or at least that is the impression they give. When Gillie the phooka keeps pulling pranks on a banshee named Katie, Jeff naturally assumes the hapless phooka has some kind of deathwish. Or maybe he has quite a different goal in mind. Can Jeff keep him alive long enough to reach it?
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About the Author
Richard Parks is an ex-pat Mississippian now living in central New York with his wife and a varying number of cats. He is the author of the Yamada Monogatari series from Prime Books. His fiction has appeared in Asimov's SF, Realms of Fantasy, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Fantasy Magazine, Weird Tales, and numerous anthologies, including Year's Best Fantasy and Fantasy: The Best of the Year. His work has been a finalist for both the World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award.