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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two and Twenty Dark Tales is Here!

If you haven't heard about the awesome anthology from Month 9 Books, called Two and Twenty Dark Tales, it's time to check it out.  Remember as a kid, that chill you got from things that went bump in the night?  Well, here's the grown up version!

In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young.

Now, I'm particularly partial to this anthology because one of my stories is in it.  My nursery rhyme?  Hey Diddle, Diddle.  If you've ever wondered why that dog was laughing, the cat was playing a fiddle, and a cow jumped over the moon -- well, all shall be explained in "I Come Bearing Souls."  For more clues and to see some of my inspiration images, check out my Pinterest Board.

In the meantime, please consider picking up your copy now.  These spooky tales are perfect to get you in the Halloween spirit - PLUS, proceeds from the first 5,000 will be donated to charity.  So let's make sure those first 5,000 copies FLY off the shelves, okay?

What was your favorite Mother Goose rhyme?  If you could write your own dark retelling, which rhyme would you choose?

6 comments:

E. Arroyo said...

Sounds right up my alley. =)

Kelly Hashway said...

So happy for you and everyone else in this amazing anthology. :)

Beth said...

I almost said I didn't know any mother goose nursery rhymes then i realized every nursery rhyme I know is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme. LOL. Congrats on having your story published.

Eliza Tilton said...

I entered the contest for this, and even though I didn't win, I loved my Little Boy Blue re-telling. I'm sure this book is filled with little treasures and how great that the first proceeds go to charity!

Catherine Stine said...

This is awesome, I will check it out!

States of Decay said...

I'm definitely going to get this anthology! I've read a lot of dark fairytale retellings, but no Mother Goose rhymes. Such an awesome line-up of authors!

Also, thank you so much for the the Destined pin and signed bookmarks from the Literati Literature Lovers contest!! :)

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