Stories by Alethea Lyons
Short Stories by Alethea Lyons
For Want of a Soul
This is too Tense
Bag of Bones Press
An anthology of second person present horror featuring For Want of a Soul.
A short story about the inner turmoil of a brain-washed child. Forced to use his empathic gift to aid his country's questioning of so-called subversives, he feels his own soul and memories slip away.
Proceeds from this anthology and its sister book 'Well, This is Tense' all go to children's charities.
Amazon.co.uk - https://amzn.to/3c66NaH
Amazon.com - https://amzn.to/3CkSutx
The Price of Admission
Eerie River Publishing
Eerie are doing a series of anthologies on the elements. Their Fire anthology will feature The Price of Admission, a dark fantasy short story.
The Carnivale Incendio inspires awe and fear. Travelling the realms, it brings light and heat with its fire magic, but leaves heartbreak and horror in its wake.
Pyromancers Stella and Mona summoned the carnival to provide entertainment for their wedding. It took Mona and disappeared.
A year and a day later, Stella tracks down the Carnival and enters its dark domain, determined to be reunited with her lover and become the person she's always wanted to be.
Amazon.co.uk - amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BLG5GHXG
Amazon.com - amazon.com/dp/B0BLG5GHXG
The Selkie's Mother
Apologue of the Immortals
This anthology of moral stories featuring immortals was a perfect fit for The Selkie's Mother.
There was once a time when humans hunted selkies, shape-shifting sealfolk who appeared human when they came ashore and shed their skin. If a human could hide the skin, the selkie was trapped in human form and doomed to be their wife.
After a human kidnaps her daughter, an immortal leaves her home and ventures ashore to rescue her child and seek revenge for all the harm humans have done to the sea.