The pic says it all - Dream: Tales From the Pikes Peak Writers is now available at retailers everywhere! I'm honored to have been chosen to participate in the second annual anthology alongside 26 other very talented members of the Pikes Peak Writers.
My humble contribution is the short story, "Dream Eater", featuring Iolanthe, a creature known as a baku who feeds on the nightmares of dreamers. Her routine hunt for a tasty meal goes awry when she encounters an unusual situation, one that tempts her to do the unthinkable--become involved in human affairs.
Check out the blurb:
Your climate control is broken, the engine is overheating again, and the
traffic has come to a dead stop amidst a swarm of horns. To top it off
you're late for work. In a heartbeat, you find yourself in another
place, another time. Just for a moment, your mind takes a break. Your
subconscious decides to get out of the traffic and set sail along a
coast of white sandy beaches and palm trees. Later that night, you wake
with a jolt but don’t remember what startled you. Your thoughts are
racing as sweat beads on your forehead. What was it? Is someone there?
Are you afraid to go back to sleep?
Whether you are awake or asleep, dreams take your mind and open it to a kaleidoscope of dreamscapes you never knew could exist. In a blink, the dream can transform from a bloody war to a little boy escaping his troubled childhood with his action figures.
In this second anthology from the Pikes Peak Writers, you will take a journey through the creative minds of the twenty-seven writers who penned the following works based on a simple one-word prompt - Dream. Let yourself experience worlds in a spirit-filled house, on a pirate ship, or teeter on the precipice of Hell. Then, with the turn of a page, walk through the beauty of far-off lands, watch purple ducks on a yellow pond, or run with terror through a town filled with monsters. Enjoy this stroll down a crooked path that could hold your worst nightmare or your most beloved wish. Be careful what you wish for, a genie may be lurking in the labyrinth of your mind waiting to be set free.
Click HERE to purchase now.