"As they ran, things around them began to change. Where before there was nothing too far out of the ordinary, except for the lack of moving vehicles and people, now Mark saw all sorts of incongruous things out of the corner of his eyes. Storm damage everywhere, of course, but other things, harder to explain.
There, a stack, a pyramid of skulls, stripped of flesh, bleached white, piled near the side of the road next to a plain, rusted black mailbox.
A crowd of buzzards, huge, ugly birds with crooked beaks, ripping into a slurry of offal, human or animal he couldn't be sure. The organs glistened a wet, deep rust red, smelled of cooking liver.
A naked and wildly gesticulating...what? A mud-spackled old man, perhaps, capering around a chain of people bound together by loops of their own intestines pulled through wounds in their guts, tied around the midsection of the person in front of them. Each bent forward, bleeding, hopping bow-legged as they circled the gibbering creature that cackled madly at their center.
How was it possible they had missed these things before?" #johnfdtaff #thefearing ☠
Hey friends! Remember my gushing review for Fire & Rain, the first installment in John F.D. Taff's The Fearing series? Well the second book, Water & Wind, is fucking brilliant as well! Massive thanks to the rad folks over at @greymatterpress for sending me a copy! This is out today!
I began this during a gloomy, grey afternoon. The wind was howling outside. Branches hitting the window, wind chimes adding to the beautifully haunting soundtrack. I was delighted that the weather here decided to cooperate with the theme, because if this book is anything, it is deliciously atmospheric!
The Fearing has all the perfect ingredients for an apocalyptic read - brutal manifestations of people’s fucked up nightmares & phobias; catastrophic disasters; stormy weather; questionable characters.
Needless to say, I fucking love this series! HARD.
My full review is up on the blog if you are interested! Link is in my profile!
Day 20 of the August #grimdragon challenge.
In the pit of despair.
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