Skull and bird, in ink, from the cover of Eighteen

Eighteen: Stories of Mischief & Mayhem

Eighteen: Stories of Mischief & Mayhem, edited by Mark Teppo, published March 2020 by Underland Press. Includes my story “Like Gold Upon Her Tongue.”

The eighteenth Tarot card is the Moon, and those who raise their arms to her know she offers Mercy and Severity in equal measure. This is the great river at night, where wolves howl and all doors are open. All futures are possible, and every truth is elusive. This is the source and passion of Eighteen: Stories of Mischief & Mayhem. These twenty-four stories from voices—old and new—celebrate the inevitability of fate, the horror of prophecy, and the shivering delight of not knowing what comes next.

Cross over the threshold with us, and explore the strange, the weird, and the fantastic. Do not fear what lies ahead. It is the same as what came before. The only difference is you. This is Eighteen, and nothing will be the same.

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