Dark Screams, Volume 3: “The Lone and Level Sands Stretch Far Away”

by Brian on May 12, 2015

in Fiction

Here’s a different approach to publishing an anthology.

DarkScreams(Sm)Dark Screams is a joint project between Cemetery Dance Publications and Random House. First, Random releases it in 5 ebook installments, in a variety of formats. Then CD will issue the whole thing in a print edition that will probably be big enough to choke a hippo.

Today brings Volume 3, which I share with Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Jacquelyn Frank, and Darynda Jones. My chunk of it is a 12,000-word novelette titled “The Lone and Level Sands Stretch Far Away.” Yes, I stole the last line of Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias.”

It’s just another “apocalypse-obsessed girl-next-door triggers a marital five-year-itch, gets you into parkour and urban exploration, and reality falls horribly apart” story. I know, I’m going to have to quit milking that storyline sooner or later.

If you’re collecting the full quintet: Volumes 1 and 2 are already out, obviously. Volume 4 is scheduled for August 4, and Volume 5 for October 6. The print edition? Don’t ask hard questions.


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