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Written in Blood
by A.F. Stewart
Thousands of words bound in leather, ink stained scribbles transcribing our pain. He collects them, as he collects us. “Life is transitory,” he says, “I want your existence down on paper for eternity.” So he can relive our torment when we die.
But it is peaceful here, in his wicked library, a brief respite from the horror of our lives. He doesn’t know I come here; I never sneak away when he is home. Here, I read of the others before me, before us, volumes of their thoughts, the methods of their end. I have learned much, among the books.
Including the way to kill him…
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband.
Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death.
All that and more await within the pages.
Ten stories. Ten women.
Who will survive? Who will fall? And who will succumb to their inner evil?
Find out in Visions and Nightmares.
Warning: This book contains disturbing scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
Nothing more dangerous than books- love how much manace you’ve packed into so few words.
Wow! Your ending socks it to us! Love the contrast in tone from quiet, peace — to a more dangerous place.