Along with my partners in Wicked Ink Books, I am super proud to present our newest anthology, OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song. Last year, we released our first book, TICK TOCK: Seven Tales of Time, which contained seven stories, all with an element of time woven into the stories.
For 2017, the theme is stories inspired by song. Inside you’ll find short stories from the original Wicked Ink Authors, (Corinne O’Flynn, Kristi Helvig, Rebecca Taylor, Sue Duff, Shawn McGuire, Wendy Terrien, and A.G. Henley) plus two additional stories picked from a series of submissions by R.B. Wood and Calypso Kane.
Of course, we’re super proud of this book and very excited to share it with you!
Presenting: OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song
About OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song
Inspired by favorite songs, nine fantasy and science fiction authors spin tales of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and horror.
- A boy follows his girlfriend’s suicide note to its disturbing conclusion.
- A man must pass on an ancient curse of immortality before his time finally runs out.
- Two lost beings fight for life, for each other, and to find a way home.
- A serial killer from the future, banished to present day, must control her homicidal urges in order to survive.
- A thief and a sex worker find their paths unexpectedly entwined in ways that threaten both of their lives.
- For a caged girl, one hand gives, but the other takes away all she’s ever known.
- To gain their freedom, quarreling townsfolk must find a way to cross a bottomless ravine.
- A man interrupts a monster at work and is determined to entertain the creature long enough to stay alive.
- When his father’s ghost appears, a businessman is forced to reflect on his life.