Apex Publications has revealed the cover for Sing Me Your Scars, my forthcoming short fiction collection. They opted to go with a black and white design which gives it a lovely, vintage feel. The back cover, the spine, and the interior are amazing as well, but I can’t reveal those yet.
I can, however, reveal the table of contents. Sing Me Your Scars contains a mix of reprints and new fiction; the asterisks indicate the previously unpublished stories.
Table of Contents:
Sing Me Your Scars*
All the Pieces We Leave Behind*
Girl, With Coin
Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion)
Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods
Sugar, Sin, and Nonsuch Henry*
Running Empty in a Land of Decay
The Taste of Tears in a Raindrop*
Always, They Whisper
Dysphonia in D Minor
Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?
Immolation: A Love Story*
Melancholia in Bloom
Iron and Wood, Nail and Bone*
And All the World Says Hush*
They Make of You a Monster
Paper Thin Roses of Maybe*
Grey in the Gauge of His Storm
Like Origami in Water
“Sing Me Your Scars revolves in the mind’s eye in a kaleidoscope of darkness and wonder. Walters is impressive.”
Laird Barron, author of The Croning and The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
“Damien Angelica Walters writes prose as sharp as a scalpel. With surgical precision, she slices through her characters’ veneers to lay bare the secret scars underneath, the knots of fear and desire twisting them. The women and men in these stories struggle against their own, oddly-beautiful damage, and even when they succumb to it, the narrative is never less than compelling. Anatomist of dreams and nightmares, Walters is a writer to watch.”
John Langan, author of The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
Apex will begin taking preorders tomorrow, and the release date is March 10, 2015.