Sleeping Beauties: The Deluxe Special Edition
A Collectible Limited ONE TIME PRINTING of this Chilling New Epic Novel by Stephen King and Owen King!
Artwork: Jana Heidersdorf
About this Deluxe Special Edition:
Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce our Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King and Owen King’s collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties. In this spectacular father/son collaboration, the authors tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the…
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A Revelation of Cormorants
Mark Valentine, 20xx
*Cormorant, from the Latin for “sea-raven”. The Tudors saw the bird as a symbol for gluttony: Shakespeare refers to “hungry Time” as a cormorant. It may have gained this reputation because of its proficiency at catching fish. Milton, however, invested the bird with a dark glamour: he likened Lucifer sitting in the Tree of Life to a cormorant, no doubt because of the bird’s habit of standing with its black wings spread out to dry. The satanic image stuck. The occultist and poet Ludovic Horne wrote of his “Cormorant days/dark and sleek” Atheist essayist Llewelyn Powys refers to the birds as “satanic saints” in Parian niches on the chalk cliffs of Dorset, but he celebrated them too as manifesting the ecstasy of the moment, as they plunge into the sea after the silver-scaled fish of their dreams. Conan Doyle alludes to…
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Welcome, friend, to my writing and poetry blog…words of darkness and light…The Sanguine Woods.
I wanted a place to share writing and poetry, excerpts and quotes, the dark and horrifying, and the light and inspirational : my own and the words of others, past and present.
From the Romantic Poets, to poets of today; nature and war poetry, heartbreaking poetry, poetry of hope—-and poetry and prose that focus on LGBTI themes, that population of brothers and sisters most dear to my heart.
And from the vast array of writers of all things weird and macabre…fiction, essays, excerpts, opinions on the craft of writing…there are great pieces out there about the philosophy of using words to make art. And one of my favorite areas of writing: the great horror stories in the short form (story, tale, sketch, novelette, novella)…ghosts and ghouls, demons and monsters, creeping fungi and frightening things we haven’t yet…
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