May 31, 2012

Tales of the unnatural

Creepy, yet oddly beautiful stories can be found in Cat in Glass and Other Tales of the Unnatural by Nancy Etchemendy.

Consider these intriguing plots: 

Two children are tempted by a man with a hot-air balloon, who shows them other worlds and helps them get rid of a despised aunt (Clotaire’s Balloon). A woman returns to Earth to reunite with the son that she left behind (Shore Leave Blacks). A woman is unaware she’s having lunch with corpses (Lunch at Etienne’s). And a patch of slime threatens a boy's family (The Tuckahoe).

Good for reading around the campfire at sunset.

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