Love Letters to Poe: Vol. 1, Issue 4 (Everlasting Life)
To invigorate you for the new year, I’ve got three stories and a poem offering distinctly unique gothic facets of life eternal.
We start off with Emeline Marie Beauchêne’s “Embers’ Last Light, Reflected.” While not strictly a vampire tale, you’ll quickly see why its chilling vibes have earned its place in this issue.
Tim Sturk’s “His Embrace” is a wonderland of the senses and will pull you under with its bouquet of aromatic and gothic seduction.
A counter to Sturk’s story, Ethan Nahté’s “Rose & Thorns” is a tongue-in-cheek, heady poem, at once sensual and whimsical.
Wrapping up the issue is Aeryn Rudel’s “The Night, Forever, and Us,” a story that makes you reexamine the traditional role vampirism plays in fiction.