Bitter Distillations — a collection of disquieting, disorientating and otherwise uncategorizable tales for which poison provides the inspiration — is now for sale, in a limited edition of just 340 copies.
All 18 pieces are newly written and previously unpublished.
The full table of contents is as follows:
A NIGHT AT THE MINISTRY by Damian Murphy
THE BLISSFUL TINCTURES by Jonathan Wood
THE TARTEST OF FLAVOURS by Rose Biggin
THE DEVIL’S SNARE by Timothy J. Jarvis
THE POISON GIRLS by Rosanne Rabinowitz
THE INVISIBLE WORM by Ron Weighell
CHATTERTON, EUSTON, 2018 by Nina Antonia
OUT AT THE SHILLINGATE ISLES by Lisa L. Hannett
THE OTHER PRAGUE by George Berguño
THE JEWELED NECROPOLIS by Sheryl Humphrey
NOT TO BE TAKEN by Kathleen Jennings
THE GARDEN OF DR MONTORIO by Louis Marvick
OF MANDRAKE AND HENBANE by Stephen J. Clark
BEYOND SEEING by Joseph Dawson
I IN THE EYE by Yarrow Paisley
CANNED HEAT by Jason E. Rolfe
WORDS by Alison Littlewood
AN EMBRACE OF POISONOUS INTENT by Carina Bissett
Edited by Mark Beech
My story is called “NOT TO BE TAKEN”, and it is about poison bottles and a deliveryman, birds and flowers, a protagonist who is a collector, and the light that falls through coloured glass.