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Shadows on the Water Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy)

Shadows on the Water Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy)

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Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Flame Tree Collections
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Flame Tree's new collection of stories from submissions and tales from myth and fairy tales, with intriguing tales of the supernatural, from rivers, lakes and the wide open seas.

A wonderful new book with short stories from open submissions and a curated selection of ancient myths and folk tales from Polynesia, Scotland, the Ancient Greeks and tales from the high sea. The mysteries of the rivers, the secrets of the lochs, the whispers across the vast stretches of the ocean, there are so many stories from the beginnings of civilisation, through myth and folklore, to the dark fantasies, and supernatural tales of the modern storyteller. The treasures under the sea, the siren call of the mermaid, the liberating spirits of the fountains and waterfalls, all feature here alongside iconic stories of creation, ancestor worship and the seductive shadows across the waters of life.

New, contemporary and notable writers featured are: Gustavo Bondoni, Melinda Brasher, Ramsey Campbell, Lyndsey Croal, Jess Gofton, J.E. Hannaford, M.K. Hardy, Derek Heath, R.J. Howell, Mackenzie Hurlbert, Rachael K. Jones, Amanda Cecelia Lang, Frazer Lee, Samara Lo, J.M. Merryt, Wendy Nikel, Jessica Peter, Marisca Pichette, D.S. Ravenhurst, Y.M. Resnik, Abhijeet Sathe, Amal Singh, and Lucy Zhang. These appear alongside classic work by Homer, Victor Hugo, Jack London, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and more, including folklore and myths from around the world.

The gorgeous editions of Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

About the Author

Created and developed at Flame Tree Publishing, independent publisher and creator of fine books, journals, notebooks and art calendars, with a focus on myths, gothic fantasy and great works.

Steve Mentz is Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City. He writes about the blue humanities, maritime culture, and Renaissance literature. Books include An Introduction to the Blue Humanities (2023), Ocean (2020), Break Up the Anthropocene (2019). His poetry chapbook, Swim Poems, appeared in 2022 (Ghostbird Press). Occasional reviews, poems, and blue ruminations can be found at The Bookfish,