Monday, August 01, 2011

Free Story from Midnight in Rosary

I haven’t talked much about my vampire/werewolf/ghost collection lately. That’s Midnight in Rosary, the title of which the blogosphere helped me decide on. I thought I might post a sample story from the collection, one called “The Poetry of Blood.” It’s not quite vampire. I’m not sure exactly what it is. But it’s short, which I think it needs to be for this sort of thing.

There are erotic elements to the story, and mostly the “threat” of violence. That’s why I didn’t put it up directly as a blog post. If you find those elements distasteful then you may not want to click on my link. If I’ve done my figuring right, however, clicking on This Link should take you to the story. I hope you enjoy.

The book is available at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with the links below.



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22 comments:

Deka Black said...

Wow. I mean, wow, that's... if i've understanded right.. is a very scary story.

oceangirl said...

it reads like a poetry charles, so sweet. for a scary story it was almost beautiful.

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka, thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Oceangirl, I really like poetic writing. I love to read it. I think in some ways this piece is a prose poem.

Travis Erwin said...

As a fan of your talents I will be sure and make the purchase soon.

Tom Doolan said...

Very haunting. I think the minimalist visuals make it that much more appealing, as it allows the reader to focus on the players. The ending was a bit of a shock (in a good way). Had to read that part more than once. I will be buying this collection for my wife. She is really into this kind of thing. :)

SzélsőFa said...

wow, Charles, first of all, thank you for giving a kind warning :)
yes, i am one of those that needed it, but i followed the link anyway :))))
well, i liked the poetic tone, the twist. it came out alive, quite chilling!

laughingwolf said...

looking...

Tyhitia Green said...

Wow. Really haunting and an unexpected ending.

Erik Donald France said...

I left a time travel comment in year 2009 . . .

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Erwin, cool, man.

Tom, I was thinking this sort of collection might appeal to women more than many men. I'd love to hear what she thinks.

Szelsofa, I don't like to spring things on folks too much. Glad you enjoyed the experience.

Laughingwolf, thankee.

Tyhitia, thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed.

Erik, indeed. Time travel ain't all that hard these days.

Chris Benjamin said...

well done, charles. scary yet reminds strangely reminiscent of a savage love column. very well written.

Charles Gramlich said...

Chris, thanks. I worked quite a while on the prose for this one.

Leigh Russell said...

The threat of violence can be more menacing than violence itself. Just waiting... not knowing when it will strike...

eric1313 said...

Some very fine work there, glad that you shared it with us.

Vesper said...

Charles, yes, I've read this story in your book... fascinating, like all the others... I've almost finished the book - I read it slowly, to extend the pleasure your writing language gives me, to immerse myself in its poetry...

Charles Gramlich said...

Leigh, absolutely. I agree.

Eric1313, glad you enjoyed.

Vesper, I'm glad you are enjoying the book. Good to hear someone is reading it. :)

Cloudia said...

Congrats!

Charles Gramlich said...

cloudia, thanks.

The Golden Eagle said...

Unexpected ending to the story . . . I really like the way you wrote it.

Charles Gramlich said...

Golden Eagle, thankee. I appreciate that.

Jodi MacArthur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and dark. Reminds me of how much I enjoy your writing. 'Midnight in Rosary' is on my next order of amazon books, but I've been broke lately and getting library books. Really looking forward to reading the whole collection.

Charles Gramlich said...

Jodi, I understand being broke, although I'm OK at the moment I've certainly been there before. Glad you enjoyed.