Boondocks Fantasy

From vampires within the Appalachians and leprechauns within the Smokies to mermaids within the Mississippi and bloodthirsty trolls in an Alabama trailer park the South makes a distinct surroundings for the 20 tales during this anthology of redneck vampires, werewolves, wizards, elves, and different creatures.

Featuring unique tales via Gene Wolfe, Timothy Zahn, Chris Pierson, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Steven Savile, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, Jay Lake, Anton Strout, and plenty of extra.

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Trying to say something, he smacked his lips ab­ surdly and bellowed. Chelkash, watching him intently, twisted his mustaches, and kept on smiling morosely. The eating-house roared with drunken clamor. The red­ headed sailor was asleep, with his elbows on the table. ” said Chelkash, getting up. Gavrila tried' to get up, but could not, and with a vigor­ ous oath, he laughed a meaningless, drunken laugh. ” said Chelkash, sitting down again op­ posite him. Gavrila still guffawed, staring with dull eyes at his new employer.

He asked, at last, seeing that Chelkash was not going to begin the conversa­ tion. ” said Chelkash, holding out to Gavrila some­ thing he had pulled out of his pocket. Gavrila saw the vari-colored notes and everything danced in brilliant rainbow tints before his eyes. CHELKASH 35 “I say! Why, I thought you were bragging! ” muttered Gavrila, with greedy eyes, watching the five hundred and forty rubles as they were put back again in Chelkash’s pocket. “Well, I never! ” and he sighed dejectedly.

The rain was falling more heavily, the river roared; a long-drawnout, mocking whistle sounded from far away, as though some fearless giant were hissing all earthly institutions and this wretchcd autumn evening, and us, its two heroes. The ONE AUTUM N E V E N IN G 47 whistling made my heart ache; nevertheless I ate greedily, and so did the girl, who walked to the left of me. ” I asked her, not knowing why. “Natasha,” she answered, chewing noisily. I looked at her, and pain wrenched my heart.

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