Michael Dickel’s highly engaging fourth book gathers flash fiction written in recent years—from a series of surreal memoryscapes to flash thrillers to psychological experiments. This hybrid writing blurs genre lines across poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and cultural criticism in an entertaining montage of imagery.
What would you give up to be beautiful? I don’t mean attractive, or pretty or any other term you could conjure up to describe that thing most women seek to be or most men seek to be with. I mean staggeringly beautiful, men falling at your feet with hopeless adoration as they gaze upon you dumbfounded. What would you give for that?
Sometimes the best intentions have the worst timing. When Guardian Warrior Galen Alexiou finds his spiritmate, Calliope Vandeen, in the torturous hands of his enemies, he must unravel the mystery threatening not only her life, but his as well. As dark and evil forces swirl around them, can their love stop the dangerous and deadly engine of Fate?
Grandmamma’s brooch haunted Valentia’s dreams.
Even as she relaxed at afternoon tea with her mother, the lace doily reminded her of the delicate intertwining design of the brooch. That, in turn, reminded her of the task she had fixed her mind upon.
Clara keeps a secret for fear of persecution. She can see the future. When a vision prompts her to prevent a murder, she is thrown into a civil war brewing in her country. As she wades deeper into the chaos, she meets an old friend, makes a new one, and begins to unearth secrets better left buried.
“When you look at me?” she said in exasperated softness. A warm raindrop slid from her chest and disappeared into the crevice of her breasts. The droplets fell down her cheeks and across her angry lips.A strong desire to taste them was all I could comprehend. My mouth came down on her lips with electric greed.
Desdemona is trying to live a normal life, ignoring her past and the creatures she sees on a daily basis, creatures no one else can see. But when her mother falls ill and she’s drawn back to her hometown, Des learns that her life will never be normal. She has something others are willing to kill to obtain.
Following a battle against the Crackedskulls, Neiko is sent back in time to ancient Egypt during the reign of Ramesses the Great. This is only the beginning…
What if there were a way to destroy the world just by playing on humans’ most selfish desires? Necocyaotl, the ancient Aztec god of discord, has hijacked Silicon Valley technology to do just that.
Described as Beauty and the Beast meets Jekyll and Hyde, this story is filled with themes of destiny, war, blessings, curses, discrimination, religion, love, and hope, all encompassed in an epic paranormal tale with fantasy, science fiction, romance, and Biblical influences.