And then there's the other.
The one lurking in the shadows, ready to appear when patience runs thin and blood starts to boil. The one who revels in the aftertaste of destruction. The one we try to hide.
What happens when we invite the darkness to come out and play?
Twenty-one authors. Twenty-one stories. One theme: Wrath.
Banana Creme Pie by Elizabeth Archer: When Elizabeth's friend asks her to look out for the new pastor's daughter, nothing prepares her for Julia Peary.
Getting Even by Holly Atwood: A German soldier killed Ivy's brother, but she knows who's really to blame.
Portuguese Proverbs by Teresa Bassett: Nothing has gone right for Liz's friend, Carole, since her father lost his job. When a foreign girl arrives at their school, Carole's hidden resentments bubble to the surface with shocking consequences.
Rest in Peace by Callie Bradford: A ghost hunter risks her own mental health to help others find peace.
Gone Missing by Dakota Canon: On a trip to Walmart with her foster mother and brother, Lydia finds a charm that might salvage her greatest loss.
Katanga's Courage and the Wrath of Nissool by Susan Conner: Stretch has a crush on Corinna, but Corinna likes Zach and Zach likes Megan. Throw in a jealous rage, a twisted legend, and some overpriced carnival potions and the result is-well-carnage.
Victorless by A. R. Curry: After being kidnapped and forced to fight in the coliseum to the death, a young warrior finds himself pitted against an opponent he can't bear to harm.
No More Fruit Cake by Matthew Dewar: Kendra's first shift as a geriatric care-giver doesn't go to plan when the reality of dementia first hits home, and then her.
The Tattoo Artist by J. Grabarek: Fed up with nagging reminders from his Ma, Billy sets out for the city and meets a tattoo artist who teaches him the power of words.
Seeing Red by Chris Kennedy: Maudie was built to be clever, smarter than any human. So far so good, but if you try to learn from humans, you're bound to pick up some very bad habits.
Zach's Awakening by Tonia Markou: For Zach, the Greek gods are nothing more than an entertaining myth. But when strange things start happening to him, he's forced to change his mind and accept the impossible.
Out in the Sticks by Geraldine McCarthy: Arianna desperately wants to go abroad on the school tour, but first she must get her parent's approval.
Wrath: An Archaeological Case-Study by C.P. Mulé: Every few years the world becomes just a tad bit dimmer. Well, bloody wankers-who cares anymore?
Soaring Hearts by Yvette O'Kay: Three people carve out their own brand of justice on the world.
A Lion's Wrath by M. Polo: A teenage boy talks to his therapist about a brutal school incident, but it pales in comparison to their own troubled relationship.
Suppression by M.X. Selles: A teenage boy must suppress the rage from his past to escape his captors.
Crazy Stupid by K.T. Stephens: A young witch can't control her rage and desperately needs help. Her only alternative is to conjure killers from the past, so she understands what NOT to do. Is she crazy or simply stupid?
My Monster, My Friend by M.J. Travis: Standing up to two mean girls, Julie makes a mistake that could prove to be fatal.
Dying of the Light by Elle Turpitt: After the death of her sister Chloe, Eliza sets out to seek revenge on the killers.
Retribution by D.A. Weaver: A homeless woman struggles to teach a self-absorbed teenager how to respect the environment.
Bully by Daniel I. Weaver: Everyone has a breaking point. Two teenage boys at odds over a girl come face to face with a monster. One boy is a bully. One controls