Boondocks Fantasy

From vampires within the Appalachians and leprechauns within the Smokies to mermaids within the Mississippi and bloodthirsty trolls in an Alabama trailer park the South makes a different atmosphere for the 20 tales during this anthology of redneck vampires, werewolves, wizards, elves, and different creatures.

Featuring unique tales by way of Gene Wolfe, Timothy Zahn, Chris Pierson, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Steven Savile, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, Jay Lake, Anton Strout, and plenty of extra.

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From vampires within the Appalachians and leprechauns within the Smokies to mermaids within the Mississippi and bloodthirsty trolls in an Alabama trailer park the South makes a different surroundings for the 20 tales during this anthology of redneck vampires, werewolves, wizards, elves, and different creatures.

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A mystery Casanova 19
An Affair 23
Women Are All the comparable 29
Men Are All the comparable 37
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Trio 63
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Four red roebuck at a white water the cruel bugle sang before. Horn at hip went my love riding riding the echo down into the silver dawn. four lean hounds crouched low and smiling the level meadows ran before. Softer be they than slippered sleep the lean lithe deer the fleet flown deer. Four fleet does at a gold valley the famished arrow sang before. Bow at belt went my love riding riding the mountain down into the silver dawn. four lean hounds crouched low and smiling the sheer peaks ran before.

Like little kittens are all the leaves which open in the rain. little kittens who are called spring, is what we stroke maybe asleep? or maybe did something go away ever so quietly when we weren't looking. 3i V Tumbling-hair picker of buttercups violets dandelions And the big bullying daisies through the field wonderful with eyes a little sorry Another comes also picking flowers 32 ORIENTALE I i spoke to thee with a smile and thou didst not answer thy mouth is as a chord of crimson music Come hither O thou,is life not a smile?

Never my soul so fortunate is(past the luck of all dead men and loving)as invisibly when upon her palpable solitude a furtive occult fragrance steals, a gesture of immaculate perfume—whereby(with fear aglow) my soul is wont wholly to know the poignant instantaneous fern whose scrupulous enchanted fronds toward all things intrinsic yearn, the immanent subliminal fern of her delicious voice (of her voice which always dwells beside the vivid magical impetuous and utter ponds of dream;and very secret food its leaves inimitable find beyond the white authentic springs, beyond the sweet instinctive wells, which make toflourishthe minute spontaneous meadow of her mind) —the vocal fern,always which feels the keen ecstatic actual tread (and thereto perfectly responds) of all things exquisite and dead, all living things and beautiful.

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