There are the stories we never tell anyone. The ones we keep deep in the recesses of our minds. Dreams we create out of the darkness in which we live in. Sometimes the dreams can be so profound, so powerful, they manifest into reality. Sometimes we survive to tell the tale.
Take a deep breath, and dive into these 13 fables, etched in verse. Maybe you will find your own dark dreams in there.
This abridged version of Dark Dreams features the cover art of comic book artist Brian Hurtt and 11 of the 19 original poems published in 2006 by Naked Snake Press, the remaining of which have been deemed too dark to republish. 2 new poems "Sleep Takes a Vacation" and "Just as Papa Said" have been included to this revised edition to reflect new and current dreams that afflict the poet.
Dark Dreams contains 13 of Christina Sng's best work from 2002-2006, including “Crimes of Our Youth” and “The Bone Carver”, which received Honourable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th and 17th Annual Editions in 2003 and 2004 respectively, as well as “Medusa in LA” which received a 2006 Rhysling Poetry Award nomination in the short poem category.
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About the Author
Christina Sng is the author of poetry collections The Darkside of Eden (Allegra Press, 2002), Angelflesh (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2002), and Dark Dreams (Naked Snake Press, 2006; Smashwords, 2011). Since 2000, her poems have sold to numerous North American, British, and Australian publications including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aoife’s Kiss, Bare Bone, Black Petals, Blood Rose, ChiZine, Dark Animus, Dreams and Nightmares, Electric Velocipede, Flesh & Blood, Hadrosaur Tales, The Journal, Lunatic Chameleon, The Martian Wave, Mythic Delirium, The Pedestal Magazine, Penumbric, Poe Little Thing, Space & Time, Star*Line, Story House, Tales of the Talisman, Wicked Hollow, and Yellow Bat Review, among many others. She was Featured Poet in The Edge: Tales of Suspense and Black Petals, and Twilight Tales’ International Author of the Month. In late 2001, she was commissioned by award-winning artist Frank Wu to pen several poems for his work. Some of her collaborators in fiction and poetry include British novelist Mike Philbin, and American poet and journalist Mike Allen. In 2002, 2003, and 2004, her poems “The Marvel of Flight” and “Crimes of Our Youth” (Wicked Hollow #1 and #4), “The Bone Carver” (ChiZine), “The Art of Weaving” (Flesh & Blood #14), and “Asunder” with Mike Allen (Star*Line), received Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Annual Editions, respectively. In 2007 and 2014, her poems “Medusa in LA” and “Allegra” (Tales of the Talisman Vol. 1 Issue 1 and Vol. 10 Issue 3), were nominated for the Rhysling Award in the short and long poem categories.