Musings on the Dark: Nineteen Tales

Xlibris Corporation
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Musings on the Dark is inspired in myth, superstition, and old wives' tales. Add a pinch of truth; fact and fiction coexist in this collection of fantastic accounts. Author Silvia Font sifts the mediocre to find the exquisite, be it darkly humorous or frankly macabre. She believes that wandering away from the light of reality into the dim unknown may actually protect our sanity, or at least provide some poetry in a world of inescapable bad news and pitiless technology. So beauty will marry the beast, and they will have a child. Some of these stories will make you smile. Others, more often than not, will creep you out.
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About the author

Born a thousand years ago.
Since early childhood, she has a been
a tireless reader and listener. Raised by
a family of soothsayers and storytellers
(not as in liars but as in raconteurs), she
was blessed with (semi)considerable
wit, along with the gift of sarcasm and a
good eye for the absurd.
She soon committed to writing what
she learned—or tried to—but she never
published. Too chicken.
Journalism was possibly a huge mistake
for a somewhat mystic, spooky girl, but
she made a living. And on the sly, she
focused on the interesting stuff.
She made her bones as a news and
feature writer, editor, and translator,
especially of literature.
Font screams in her sleep, disturbed by
eerie nightmares. They can be funny
or horrific. She fears yet loves the dark,
hates Daylight Saving Time (because it's
stupid), but kind of likes the light.

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Xlibris Corporation
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Dec 19, 2016
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Fiction / Fantasy / General
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