Fran Jacobs

Fantasy and Horror Author

The Child-Eaters Society and Other Stories

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A collection of eight horror and urban fantasy short stories bringing the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome into the modern world.

Oliver enters the world of dreams, searching for his comatose wife; Helen buys a love potion from an old acquaintance; David attends the funeral of his murdered nephew and Holly is having bad dreams again and her dreams have a habit of coming true.

And that's just the start . . .

 

 

The collection includes:

One Last Song: Oliver goes looking for his comatose wife, in the land of dreams. This story was inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Community Service: Stuart has been sentenced to clean up the local pond, as part of his community service, and there he meets Kat. This is based on the story of Hylas and the nymphs.

The Child-Eaters' Society: Mourning the death of her baby, Karen has started having unsettling dreams about a friend's newborn. This is inspired by the myth of Lamia.

A Nice Cup of Tea: Tony has a job, fixing a young woman's boiler. This is a flash fiction story, inspired by Circe's island.

A Long Day: David attends the funeral of his nephew. This story is based on an event in the Hecuba's journey to her new home, as a slave of Odyessus, after the fall of Troy.

The Wizard of the King's Arms: Helen seeks out an old aquaintance for a love potion to use on her husband. This is based on the story of Deineria, wife of Heracles.

The Screaming Tree: Amy and John find a strange tree in the woods. Inspired by the story of Dryope in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Just a Dream: Holly is having bad dreams again and her dreams have a habit of coming true. This is based on the story of Cassandra.

 

Available from Amazon.com and co.uk and European Amazons in print and kindle format. And through the website, when i get stock.