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Face to Face single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Face to Face
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'Laura is sitting up late with her old friend Maurice, a poet, deeply engaged in discussion when he is moved to reveal the great tragic secret of his youth: the woman he loved was driven by financial need to marry a cruel man who isolated and tormented her and destroyed her writing, which in Maurice’s opinion was quite fine. At last, with her child’s death, Claire took her own life, leaving behind a manuscript, which was found scattered on the floor near her husband’s corpse as he lay with his face “frozen into an expression of indescribable terror, and entirely blanched, as if vitriol had been flung across the features.” This manuscript eventually came into Maurice’s possession, and it has haunted him ever since, although he has never been able to finish reading it.'

Source: Locus Magazine (www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2011/08/lois-tilton-reviews-short-fiction-late-august-2/). (Sighted: 30/11/2016)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Ghosts By Gaslight : Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense Jack Dann (editor), Nick Gevers (editor), New York (City) : Voyager , 2011 Z1810708 2011 anthology short story 'Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.'
    Source: Back cover
    New York (City) : Voyager , 2011
    pg. 184-195
  • Appears in:
    y The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 Liz Grzyb (editor), Talie Helene (editor), Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2012 Z1904931 2012 anthology short story horror fantasy

    The second annual compilation of the best fantasy and horror, covering work produced by Australian writers in 2011.

    Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2012
    pg. 243-254
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