Tales the Crows Taught Me
Seventeen Supernatural Tales to Make Your Skin Crawl
Fans of Ray Bradbury and the Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, and Lord of the Flies have reason to rejoice!
Here are 17 tales with a twist–many of them award-winning: a traveling sideshow, a shadowy something waiting in a deep Oregon forest, an ancient fishing village where there’s a price to pay for magic, a strange parcel dragged for miles over ice and snow, a Florida boarding house full of residents who would VERY much like to meet you…
The Uncanny waits to make your acquaintance.
Protection: Probably best not to earn a Gypsy’s curse…but maybe you can bargain your way out?
Tap: Maybe Grandmother hears better than we think she does.
Stir: Young hot-shot lawyer takes his stage 4 cancer down to Florida, to live out his days fishing in peace. But someone else sees the opportunity of a lifetime…
Small Onya: Two children in a sideshow weigh their options.
Churn: A mushroom-picking young girl holds a secret that will change a man’s destiny.
Remission: Young Aggie finds a mostly-dead body washed up on her island’s shore…but there is something unsettling about the visitor.
Island Tale: This witch hunt might not be over…
Festival: Villagers burn a man while a woman hides a parcel beneath ice and snow far, far away.
Moving On: A couple is pursued by a shadowy movement in the forests of Oregon.
Barking Town: An almost-ghost town’s elderly resident knows something. If only she could remember it long enough to tell someone…
Shoelace: Beware the little old ladies.
A Fisherman’s Tale: In an ancient Scandinavian fishing village, a couple seeks magic to save their family from starving. But there is and always shall be a price to pay for your magic…
Drink deep from the darkness, my children.