I’m delighted to have my short story ‘Sweet Subtleties’ (originally published in Clarkesworld) reprinted in The Five Senses of Horror, a fascinating anthology of horror and dark fantasy stories that explores the relationship between fiction and the five senses — and includes short stories by well-known authors such as Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, and Richard Christian Matheson. Best of all, the book is coming out today!
It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me well or has even taken a quick glance at my Instagram feed, that my story is all about food … so you’ll find it in the section focused on taste.
Hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste: Our impressions of the world are formed by our five senses, and so too are our fears, our imaginations, and our captivation in reading fiction stories that embrace these senses.
Whether hearing the song of infernal caverns, tasting the erotic kiss of treachery, or smelling the lush fragrance of a fiend, enclosed within this anthology are fifteen horror and dark fantasy tales that will quicken the beat of fear, sweeten the flavor of wonder, sharpen the spike of thrills, and otherwise brighten the marvel of storytelling that is found resonant!
Editor Eric J. Guignard and psychologist Jessica Bayliss, PhD also include companion discourse throughout, offering academic and literary insight as well as psychological commentary examining the physiology of our senses, why each of our senses are engaged by dark fiction stories, and how it all inspires writers to continually churn out ideas in uncommon and invigorating ways.
You can get copies on Amazon or at www.darkmoonbooks.com.