“Theo thought of the pain in his veins as the clawing of bats, the smell in his nose their guano, the rawness of his throat torn by their smoke.”
from “Death’s Door Cafe” in Shadows and Tall Trees, edited by Michael Kelly. Lots of good stories in this one, from Robert Shearman, F. Brett Cox and more.
“Terry needed a fresh ghost, so he dressed warmly and headed out, camera around his neck, syringes safely packed into the bag over his shoulder.”
from “Bridge of Sighs” in Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow. An AMAZING anthology.