The Knife and the Wound It Deals

The Knife and the Wound It Deals

 

I am the knife and the wound it deals…
     I’m excited to announce the write-up and Table of Contents for my short story collection The Knife and the Wound It Deals–Thirteen tales of gothic terror, chilling suspense, and uncanny occurrences, The Knife and the Wound It Deals leaves no strange stone unturned in the journey down the extreme and disturbing pathways of the human psyche. The subtly shocking opening story introduces the terrible monsters that can determine our fate, from external realities like death and time to internal demons like madness, lust, and revenge.  With a diverse range of settings, subjects, and themes, this collection connects the traditions of the gothic past to our equally disturbing present: a murder victim who refuses to stay buried; a World War II era wedding dress with a score to settle; the defeat and strange triumphs of death and bodily decay; a routine operation that reveals a horrifying secret world; an ancient burial ground that unearths a most bizarre set of corpses; the compulsions and consequences of desire, ambition, and dread… The Knife and the Wound It Dealsa dark and disturbing exploration of the lurid obsessions, strange twists of fate, and mysterious forces that haunt our darkest midnight hours, plus a sneak preview of B.E. Scully’s controversial new novel All Things Truly Wicked.

The cover art is by Ben Baldwin–more of his amazing work can be found at his web site Ben Baldwin Art & Illustration

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  1. This Thing Lives
  2. Champ’s Last Round
  3. Animal Undertaking
  4. Grief Assassins
  5. The Devil’s in the Details
  6. Released
  7. Age Will Be Responsible
  8. The Suffering Other
  9. A Simple Game of Chess
  10. Earth Shall Return Them
  11. Fire Devils
  12. The Mirror Tells a Different Tale
  13. Lucky 13