Alien landscapes and mythic societies. Creatures of the night and terrifying monsters of the human psyche. Be warned: Ghosts Can Bleed… but it’s not just the blood you should be worried about.
By turns terrifying, darkly comic, surreal and stomach-churning, these forty-one stories and poems from award-winning author Tracie McBride open the veins of the world to show humanity in a different – and much darker – light.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is a collection of most of my published speculative fiction works from the early years of my writing career. The inspiration for individual pieces are many and varied.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Many of the characters are inspired by real people, but only very slightly – the rest is pure imagination.
Nadia does not say exactly when her prophecy will be fulfilled, but then, she never does. I will not see you again, she said. My first, crazed, impulse is to thwart her prophecy by merely avoiding her company, but I cannot bear the thought of living out my remaining days hiding in cowardice from a frail and harmless woman. So I seek a glorious death, taking a small hunting party with horses, hawks and nets into the mountains in search of gryphons.
It is said that if a gryphon finds you captivating enough, it will not kill you, but will only take a little of your blood, and might even grant you a wish in return, and in one desperate corner of my mind I hope that a gryphon’s blessing might be powerful enough to over-ride Nadia’s prophecy. I tense my neck at every sudden sound, expecting at any moment to feel talons tearing into my flesh, but the day ends without so much as a glimpse of a gryphon.
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