New PDF release: Short & Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales

By Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville

ISBN-10: 0440418046

ISBN-13: 9780440418047

Thirty hair-raising stories, chosen from overseas ghostlore, were skillfully retold specifically for adolescents. Eerie black-and-white illustrations, ghastly info, and powerful, shuddery endings make those the type of tales younger readers crave. well-known tales like “The Robber Bridegroom” by means of the Brothers Grimm, “Tailypo,” and “The Golem” are integrated, in addition to retellings of reports by means of the various world’s maximum authors, together with Nathaniel Hawthorne and Washington Irving.

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Lyons • 43• CHAPTER TWO passionate pleasures PA S S I O N AT E P L E A S U R E S POEM FOR R. Above, it’s spring, I think, and kisses bloom over every inch of skin, each curve and lobe our rosy lips moisten and shine. Your body is a new country, hidden landscape in cotton and chambray that I want to travel with every vehicle I own: hands, tongue, slide of silk. Below, in the heat and rush of wet, we’re learning again how summer moves through the deep canyons, stirring grasses and honeying fruit.

In the open window the candle betrays the wind’s summer breath and the night settles down around us. Don’t move, not now, let’s be still, hold this moment before we open our bodies, and tell me, one more time, how you came to find me. stephen j. lyons • 43• CHAPTER TWO passionate pleasures PA S S I O N AT E P L E A S U R E S POEM FOR R. Above, it’s spring, I think, and kisses bloom over every inch of skin, each curve and lobe our rosy lips moisten and shine. Your body is a new country, hidden landscape in cotton and chambray that I want to travel with every vehicle I own: hands, tongue, slide of silk.

When I could speak I said, Let’s walk by the river. Then I asked, Will you be loving? and laughed at my words. ” and then you laughed too. A slip of the tongue, you said. Yes, I said, a slip of the tongue. patti tana • 31• Passionate Hearts PURPLE IS THE COLOR OF THE LONGING Purple is the color of the longing tucked into the folds of pulpy organs soft and vulnerable. A finger could pierce like a bullet this swollen pulse, an uncaring touch would tear to pieces the soft fiber of its nest. Defenseless it hides in the soft warm dark safe and alone and dreams silently of the most gentle hands, hands that part the flesh with trembling care inching open the egg, hands that breathe, warm and moist attentive to the quietest heartbeats, slow, patient hands that touch with no shadow of demand, fingers that explore hinted textures radiating wonder and discovery, bridges delicate enough to join one time • 32• T E N D E R AWA K E N I N G S under the noise of aching lives the being of one with the presence of another.

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