The Dissolution of Small Worlds
by Kurt Fawver
Eerie and unnerving events are welcome reads for horror and weird fiction aficionados, and Kurt Fawver's new collection delivers: a group of work-study students grow obsessed with a particular, otherworldly room at the university library; a monster's mother wants her to assume a traditional life; and a mysterious calling haunts an elderly man at a nursing home; strange Halloween traditions draw a writer to a remote town.
"...takes the traditional motifs of Lovecraft country—shunned farms, cryptic locals, curses from out of time and space—and makes them scream again with both fear and wonder. This is a satisfying exploration of 'seething, conscious torment.'” -Publishers Weekly
"The Myth of You"
"A Silence of Starlings"
"The Cone of Heaven"
"From the Ground, the Souls Burnt Clean"
"The Gods in Their Seats, Unblinking"
"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
"All That is Thrown Away"
"The Kindness of Surrender"
"The Final Correspondence of Sabrina Locker"
"An Interview with Samuel X. Slayden"
"Every Weekend at Seven and Seven-Thirty"
"The Convexity of Youth"
Paperback, 288 words