By Harry Shannon
"Everyone incorporates a shadow," wrote analyst Carl Jung, "and the fewer it really is embodied within the individual's wide awake lifestyles, the blacker and denser it is."
Few people see the shadow with any readability. flip round for a peek, it slips away. Our violent, sexually tinged fantasies are indulged on a regular basis in darkened theaters, savored in eerie prose, celebrated in tune, occasionally reluctantly encountered in the depths of a reoccurring nightmare. after we do glance demanding at one, lengthy sufficient to acknowledge it as our personal, the adventure can problem fact. we will be able to then decide to turn into wiser therefore - or spin completely out of control...
what percentage fragments of a shattered reflect may perhaps you research and nonetheless survive?
during this assortment, his first in approximately ten years, award profitable writer Harry Shannon supplies us twenty 3 brief tales, a few released right here for the 1st time.
"Master craftsmanship." - CEMETERY DANCE
"Shannon is a author who's now not afraid to stroll into the Shadows and drag the issues residing there kicking and screaming into the light." - Brian Keene
"Harry Shannon takes age-old issues and offers them a brand new and fearsome chew. Vividly discovered, his writing is managed, guaranteed, and packed with the type of spooky surroundings that used to make you conceal your head lower than the mattress covers on wind-wracked nights." - Tom Piccirilli
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