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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Something Close to Grace
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    y separately published work icon Murder Ballads Mark Beech (editor), United Kingdom (UK) : Egaeus Press , 2017 13861399 2017 anthology short story

    'A collection of seventeen dark tales & novellas, in which some of today’s finest weird story writers provide previously unpublished work inspired by traditional murder ballads. The results are sometimes enigmatic, sometimes witty, sometimes desperately grim; just like the songs they often appear to belong outside — either before or after — recorded time, in some malleable epoch of blood-drenched mythology. They channel not only these ballads, but also that certain brand of outmoded publication which once revelled so joyfully in all manner of luridness; publications such as The Newgate Calendar, The Illustrated Police News and of course the Victorian Penny Dreadful.'

    Source: Egaeus Press.

    United Kingdom (UK) : Egaeus Press , 2017
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    y separately published work icon Songs for Dark Seasons Lisa L. Hannett , Nedlands : Ticonderoga Publications , 2020 18569990 2020 selected work short story

    'With a twang in its heart and a song for luck on its tongue, Songs for Dark Seasons takes readers back to the lonesome dream counties introduced in the World Fantasy Award-nominated collection, Bluegrass Symphony.

    'Trailer parks and graves are only temporary homes for souls in these tales, where gods dwell in churches and parking lot groves. Friday night football stars mingle with sirens; hunters’ wives help their kids not to shoot, but to fly; Chanticleers spar their way into local government; and rash-afflicted men take dryads for lovers. In backwater towns, some witches have the know-how to pin pageant queens pretty, while others relieve girls of highfalutin aspirations. Local crow-boys and bloodthirsty Ursines are the best miners around.

    'In these thirteen stories, forests are imbued with the deepest, saddest strains of country music, cornfield horizons stretch as long as a lone fiddle’s wail, and distant hills make mandolin promises: sweet and catchy and short-lived.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Nedlands : Ticonderoga Publications , 2020
    pg. 79-98
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