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Today is June 3rd, and that means you only have 27 more days to pre-order the special edition of CHROMOPHOBIA. You can place your order HERE.
We shared the table of contents a few months ago and, for this countdown, we thought the best idea was to preview each author and story a second time. So, in case you missed out the first time, let us introduce you to a wonderful book full of wonderful stories!
Today’s showcase is of the first story in the collection:
“Hei Xian (The Black Thread)”
by Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito
And, an excerpt:
She hesitated, not meeting his eyes.
“Do you actually know anyone with a fate thread?”
She shook her head. “But I’ve heard the stories, we all have. A black thread leads you to . . . death.”
“K, please.” Xing-Yun had been born in America unlike his fiancée, and it was times like these he wished she hadn’t brought so much of the old world superstitions with her from Taiwan. He’d heard lots of the same stories as a child from his grandparents— the red string that tied destined lovers and the black that linked fated killers. Two people tied by a red thread would always end up together. But the black thread meant inescapable death.
This is a great, creepy story to kick off the book, and the dread looms large.
We really look forward to unveiling these stories over the next several weeks, and we hope you enjoy getting a look at what’s appearing in the book. Pre-orders for the hardcover will be available until the end of June, and you can secure your copy HERE!
Thanks for reading, and thanks for the support!
In the meantime…