A Seeming Glass
A Collection of Reflected Tales
'How can I read the futures if I cannot see your skin?'
Six mysterious swans glide on a holographic pond in a totalitarian capital city. A terrified girl awaits her part in a ritual that could change the future... and the past. A dancer in ancient Jerusalem mourns her maimed sister and prepares for the performance of her life. A sword of legend sends its wielder back through the fiercest battles in history. A freshly qualified vampire hunter experiences the practical side of his vocation. Fourteen Intriguing, dramatic, humourous and unsettling tales, inspired by existing stories and reflecting the breadth of storytelling from Greek myth to Hammer Horror, via fairytales and Arthurian legend.
(From the back cover.)
About the book:
'A Seeming Glass' is an anthology of short, and not so short stories, based around the theme of 'a mirror refection'. In other words, subtly different or not quite how they appear to be.
Fairy Tales and Myth are not the neat clean affairs we are led to expect. Before some heavy editing by the Victorians, they were often dark, nasty and usually left you with a creeping feeling at the base of your spine. With that in mind - and a pretty keen interest in myths, legends, folklore and Fairy Tales - The Random Writers have put together this book of dark delights. Every story is inspired by the original form of an older tale and each one has been given a neat, dark twist like the flick of a straight razor - or a reflection seen in a darkened mirror...