Aiden finds himself home alone come Halloween night. He spends every Halloween in the same way, except that, on this particular year, he's been let down. Enter the enigmatic Dante, a doctor at the hospital Aiden works at.
The story is short and to the point, easy to read in a single sitting. The setting is suitably dark and haunting, perfect for reading curled up on a stormy night with nothing but a candle for company. The characters are interesting and different, although Dante did confuse me slightly. I got the impression that he's a demon masquerading as a doctor but he's described in several different ways which aren't entirely clear. I suppose the restraints of a short story… Read more
After falling in love with Vegas on a recent visit, I was eager to read this short story. It was a brilliant take on the good and evil in the city, the darkness that clasps it and the light that tries to free it. Of course, you can't go to Vegas without experiencing the pleasures of the flesh and this story doesn't disappoint as an angel gives into his temptations of messing with his demon lover. Would have loved a little more sex but, all in all, this tale didn't disappoint when it came to an angel's fall from grace in Sin City.
Tomorrow's Ghosts is a book containing two short stories with deal with ghosts, paranormal, the apocalypse, witches, Goths, strange music, the Devil, Nibiru, and a myriad of other strange and wonderful subjects and beings.
Charles Christian has a wonderful way with short stories. He can take a subject that many people would probably make a bit of a hash of and turn it into something amazing and interesting. His quick wit and punchy dialogue make his work easy and pleasurable to read. With Tomorrow's Ghosts it's also obvious that he's turned to some of the internet's stranger places for some of his subject matter, which makes me feel all the more better for going to those places… Read more