My Dearest Jezebel : Tales of Horror and the Macabre
"The angel was beautiful, without a doubt. Long silver-blue-white hair, like waterfall woven into threads. A glowing halo ring hovered over its head. Its wings spread out almost across the entire length of the tiny bedroom, scraping against the stucco ceiling." - From "The Blood of Heaven" My Dearest Jezebel collects six short tales of horror, suspense, and the macabre into one quick-to-read anthology. The stories explore the darker side of love, where nostalgia leads to terror, passion turns to pain, fame tears friendships apart, and family loss eats away at the world's morality. Six tales, six protagonists, six nightmares come to life. "I took hold of her arm and put my mouth to the cut. I tasted her third-grade choir recital. I tasted the sunshine in her backyard as she played in her daddy's arms, spinning round and round like a carousel." - From "Wrist Carvings" In the title story, a man learns some memories are better off dead when he reconnects with an old flame with a secret she's dying to share. "Wrist Carvings" introduces a man who feasts on love betrayed and razorblades on skin. In "Lethean," a woman discovers her husband of many years may not actually be real. In the dream-like "Medusa Sheds Her Skin," a woman becomes infected with a mythic disease that transforms her body and soul. A legendary musician commits suicide in "We All Have Wings," but death is not the end of his career. And in the dark fantasy, "The Blood of Heaven," a Southern orphan boy hunts the last angels through a trailer park at the end of the world. "And then came the needle. Long and sharp. Appearing among them, almost as if floating through their bodies, held by a pale hand on the end of a lab coat arm. Reaching out for her. She saw it in her peripheral vision. Felt the sting like an insect bite. Watched as the plunger went down." - From "Lethean"
- Paperback | 54 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.05mm | 127.01g
- 23 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Robert Vasan
Robert Vasan is a writer and filmmaker with a passion for the strange, the surreal, and the sinister. He writes primarily horror and crime thrillers, but he doesn't mind exploring the darker corners of other genres. He has published under various pen names in various periodicals, and has produced and premiered short films in Texas, Arkansas, and New Mexico. Although he has lived as a vagabond throughout much of the United States, Robert calls the deepest part of his subconscious home.