(This anthology would be based on H. P. Lovecraft stories/creatures that are in the public domain.)
The cults of the elder gods were used to the power and terror they wielded over an unbelieving world. They had immortality, the power to inflict madness, and the ability to command unspeakable terrors to do their bidding.
But for various reasons, the elder gods from the world. One by one, they are vanishing.
Follow this band of cultists / elder god conservationists as they attempt to keep terror alive.
Some detectives have a strong desire to see justice done and the innocent protected. Others seek truth through the power of an unparalleled intellect.
But a few crimes are so horrific that sanity, reason, and even good will can be a hindrance.
For those, A third kind of sleuth is needed: one who sees the world through blood-tinted lenses and laughs when others run in terror, one whose personal madness provides the only reliable lens in studying crimes of supernatural horror.
No, It changed. The most important symbol for witches and practitioners of the occult used to be a star with five points. Now the number of points is …
The number of angels that could dance on a pin used to be seven, now it is …
The Beatles used to have a song called “Eight Days a Week.” It was not enough to show they cared, so now it is …
Few know that our universe, as well as the realms of heaven, hell, fairy, and chaos are nothing more than the dream of a powerful entity at the center of reality. Not long ago, that Dreamer nearly awakened. Its eyes opened only a crack, but when Lucifers nine daughters helped sing it back to sleep, they unwittingly changed the very fabric of reality. Is it stronger, weaker, or about to unravel?
“The Sign of the Nine,” contains the new adventures of the devil’s nine daughters, their new magic, and the new threats they face.
In all the universes we inhabit, humans have lived in a precarious balance with nature. Some animals serve us with docility, some hunt us as food, and some are simply dangerous companions–powerful creatures that we rely upon for survival but which may, ultimately, turn against us.
Curious Tomes is now searching for contributions to an anthology called “Dangerous Companions,” stories about a human and a supernatural creature that they rely upon each other for survival on some mission or quest. Each story should mention a zoologist named Jiv, though that character need not appear explicitly in the tale.
Jiv is a world-walker, a person capable of opening a portal with her mind and walking from one reality to the next. She will provide a thread of continuity for the collection.
Stories should be less than 10,000 words. Send queries to steven at stevenrbrandt dot com. Set the subject line to “QUERY:” plus the title of your story.