Glimmer and Other Stories (Unabridged)
by Nicola McDonagh
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A riveting compilation of surreal, supernatural and mysterious tales. Seven compelling stories of obsession, loss, redemption and hope are brought together in this unsettling and original anthology. From ethereal speculation to rekindling forgotten love, these beautifully crafted tales explore human nature in all its diversity. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes inspirational, they all have a metaphorical richness that will take you into an uncanny world that straddles the line between the real and the imagined. "Scarecrow": The rain had stopped and the sky was clear. The moon shone bright and made drops of water that clung onto the cobwebs shimmer like diamonds. To Katy they looked like necklaces left out to dry by ghosts. "Daub": The nightlight on the bedside table cast elongated shadows across the floor. The dark lines crawled along the skirting boards and up the walls like dirty fingers groping for something clean. "Rousseau's Suburban Jungle": Esther drew a tree with bright green leaves that curled up and around the canvas snake-like and cruel. She gave it a head, red eyes and ivory fangs, its mouth open, ready to bite anyone who came too close. If you enjoy authors such as Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, H.P. Lovecraft and M.R. James, then this anthology is for you.