Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales

By Jeff Chapman

Fantasy, Horror, Short stories | eBook


Collects six short stories of fantasy and weirdness. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Greek mythology, and biblical-inspired fantasy will find something interesting. "Blood and Beauty" tells the tragic love story of a satyr and a dryad. "Sutter's Well" records the weird encounter between two boys and a Lovecraftian monster in Appalachia. "Morphine and Chocolate" draws inspiration from the medieval poem Pearl as it follows a father's search for his missing daughter from one weird landscape to another. "The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" takes inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and records the horrific consequences of artificially extending life in a steampunk world. "Shafts to Hell" returns to the Old West and takes the reader inside the mind of an insane miner. "Good King David" combines the tales of Hamlet and Absalom in a Biblical fantasy world.


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Collects six short stories of fantasy and weirdness. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Greek mythology, and biblical-inspired fantasy will find something interesting. "Blood and Beauty" tells the tragic love story of a satyr and a dryad. "Sutter's Well" records the weird encounter between two boys and a Lovecraftian monster in Appalachia. "Morphine and Chocolate" draws inspiration from the medieval poem Pearl as it follows a father's search for his missing daughter from one weird landscape to another. "The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" takes inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and records the horrific consequences of artificially extending life in a steampunk world. "Shafts to Hell" returns to the Old West and takes the reader inside the mind of an insane miner. "...


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Jeff Chapman writes software by day and speculative fiction when he should be sleeping. Fueled by dark hot chocolate, his imagination churns out dark, creepy, comic fiction ranging from fairy tales to fantasy to horror and ghost stories.




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