Look at this picture. Tell me what you see…
The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past—especially its houses. In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion. They were given two requirements—the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale. And they delivered.
From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that lie beneath the dust are disturbed—and our worst nightmares begin.
Darkness lurks behind every corner, especially dead ends.
I adore single point inspiration stories. You know, those ones that all start from the same image, or thought, or trigger? Dead Ends, edited by JT Ellison, is just such a collection. I read the first and immediately realized that this is a collection to be savored. Trotted out for those occasions when you need good story, often accompanied by good wine, to take you away. This collection is that and more. I will be savoring these stories in special moments.
Contributors Include: Jeff Abbott | David Bell | Laura Benedict | Patti Callahan Henry | Dana Chamblee Carpenter | Paige Crutcher | Helen Ellis | J.T. Ellison | Ariel Lawhon | Lisa Morton | Bryon Quertermous | Amanda Stevens | Dave White