By Tom Piccirilli
This lyrical story of evil, loss, and redemption is a beautiful addition to the Southern gothic culture of Flannery O’Connor and Harry Crews.
A Choir of ailing Children is the startling tale of country Come, a decaying, swamp backwater that pulls the misplaced, ill-fated, and damned.
Since his mother’s disappearance and his father’s suicide, Thomas has cared for his 3 brothers—conjoined triplets with separate our bodies yet one shared brain—and the town’s merely undefined, the Mill.
Because of his family’s prominence, Thomas is feared and revered via the superstitious swamp people. Granny witches forged hexes whereas Thomas’s youth sweetheart drifts via his sensible a vengeful ghost and his ally, a reverend struggling with the facility of tongues, is conquer with this curse as he attempts to warn of coming near near threat. All Thomas learns is that “the carnival is coming.”
Torn by means of accountability and rage, Thomas needs to face his tormented earlier in addition to the mysterious forces surging towards the city he loves and despises.
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With the thought, she felt herself softening. Damn it! Fight it. You can't survive another heartbreak, and that's all he has to offer. Heartbreak. She dropped the brush on the sink and as it clattered ominously, tugged the dress over her head. The soft material stroked her skin, and she moaned. She'd never dressed herself this way, but maybe she should have. So decadent... The panties were equally soft, which elicited another moan. The heels, she left alone, donning her old boots instead. Better to beat a heartless man into submission with.
What? Gideon pulled himself from the dark mire of his thoughts. " Red suffused the god's cheeks, and the color wasn't from embarrassment. No, it was fury that decorated his expression. "I will not repeat myself. You will either give me the daily reports I demanded, or you will not receive those amulets. " The reports, the amulets. Of course. Was the temper tantrum really necessary? " Finally Cronus stilled, nostrils flaring as he tempered his breathing. His golden gaze locked on Gideon. Gold again, he realized.
But really, this wasn't entirely his fault, he reminded himself. Something had happened to his memories. Not that the knowledge eased his guilt. Actually, his memories were another thing to discuss with Cronus. " he found himself shouting a second time. And just as before, Scarlet began struggling for freedom. "I told you I don't want him here. I told you--" But the rest of her words were lost to him. One moment Gideon was at the wheel, cuffed to Scarlet and motoring down the long, winding roads, the next he was in the heavens, puffy white clouds surrounding him, Scarlet nowhere to be seen.
A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli