Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera.
A shadow tells a tale of schoolyard bullies. A long-vanished monster returns from the cold dark. Make-up makes up a life. Alchemy, Atlantis, and apocalypse. These 26 tales bring both chaos and closure to dark and elusively fantastic geographies.
Contributing authors include:
~ BD Wilson ~ Jonathan C. Parrish ~ Alexandra Seidel ~ Pete Aldin ~ Beth Cato ~ L.S. Johnson ~ Marge Simon ~ Simon Kewin ~ Samantha Kymmell-Harvey ~ C.S. MacCath ~ Suzanne van Rooyen ~ KV Taylor ~ Sara Cleto ~ Michael M. Jones ~ Michael Fosburg ~ Milo James Fowler ~ Laura VanArendonk Baugh ~ Megan Arkenberg ~ Michael B. Tager ~ Gabrielle Harbowy ~ Steve Bornstein ~ Lilah Wild ~ Amanda C. Davis ~ Megan Engelhardt ~ Michael Kellar ~ Brittany Warman ~
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Note: I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm a fan of Rhonda Parrish's anthologies, and, as always, this one is great. The format is like the previous two (A is for Apocalypse, B is for Broken), where each author writes a story around a word beginning with their given letter. What I really love is that the word isn't given until the very end. Sometimes the word is obvious. Sometimes not so much. A couple of the stories left me scratching my head in confusion, but since there are twenty-six in total, that's a pretty good ratio. My favorites were M by Lilah Wild and R by L.S. Johnson. M was evocative, plunging me into the hustle and bustle of an overly busy store at Christmas as the main character has a brush with the supernatural. R was fascinating because I had four guesses as to what the word might be, and none of them were correct. Both were heart-breaking in their own ways, truly capturing the essence of the anthology. If you can get your hands on it, I would recommend this anthology.