Monday, December 7, 2015

The Dew of Heaven, Like Ashes

Does anyone have a short-story-to-novel-converter handy? Anyone?

I could use one. Or a secret formula.

Hard work and a planet-sized bucket of time, you say? Yeah. I know. You're right. You're all right. Anything less and no one would be fooled for a minute.

I have quite a few short stories I'd love to give the conversion treatment. My story, "The Dew of Heaven, Like Ashes," for example. It's currently enjoying the grand finale position in Flame Tree Publishing's Chilling Horror Short Stories, part of their Gothic Fantasy Series, but of all the tales I've crafted it's definitely causing me the most sleepless nights.

I included a good portion of the Table of Contents in a previous post but here is the entire kit and caboodle.

"Ecdysis" by Rebecca J. Allred
"The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce
"Beyond the Wall" by Ambrose Bierce
"Mirror’s Keeper" by Michael Bondies
"The Watcher by the Threshold" by John Buchan
"The Dying Art" by Glen Damien Campbell
"The Yellow Sign" by Robert W. Chambers
"Breach by Justin Coates
"The Dead Smile" by F. Marion Crawford
"The Screaming Skull" by F. Marion Crawford
"The Child's Story" by Charles Dickens
"The Leather Funnel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
"In Search of a New Wilhelm" by John H. Dromey
"Leonora" by Elise Forier Edie
"A Game of Conquest" by David A. Elsensohn
"Thing in the Bucket" by Eric Esser
"The Murdered Cousin" by Sheridan Le Fanu
"The Grey Woman" by Elizabeth Gaskell
"Worth the Having by Michael Paul Gonzalez
"Extraneus Invokat by Ed Grabianowski
"The Three Strangers" by Thomas Hardy
"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The Gateway of the Monster" by William Hope Hodgson
"The Challenge from Beyond" by Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt and C.L. Moore
"The Man in the Ambry" by Gwendolyn Kiste
"Start with Color" by Bill Kte’pi
"The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence
"The Magnificat of Devils" by James Lecky
"The Dunwich Horror" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant
"The Woman of the Wood" by A. Merritt
"The Vampire" by Jan Neruda
"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Premature Burial" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Trial and Error" by Frank Roger
"The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley
"The Body Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Dracula's Guest" by Bram Stoker
"Blessed Be the Bound" by Lucy Taylor
"Dead End" by Kristopher Triana
"Justified" by DJ Tyrer
"Afterward" by Edith Wharton
"Deep-sixed Without a Depth Gauge" by Andrew J. Wilson
"The Dew of Heaven, Like Ashes" by William R.D. Wood

In all, 480 pages of foiled, hardcover goodness, friends.

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