Four Legs in the Morning: A Short Story (eBook)
Four Legs in the Morning: The Short Story (A Dr. Sibley Curiosity)
About the eBook:
In this story, a colleague's avant-guard theories offend Sibley's traditional critical sensibilities. While studying at Sibley's cabin, he uncovers some strange artifacts — along with a new, sinister answer to an ancient riddle.
This colleague will learn — perhaps too late — that Dr. Sibley may be far more powerful than he seems.
Norman Prentiss won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for his first book, Invisible Fences. Previously he won a Stoker in the Short Fiction category for “In the Porches of My Ears,” which originally appeared in Postscripts 18. Other publications include his mini-collection Four Legs in the Morning, a chapter in the round-robin novella The Crane House: A Halloween Story, and anthology appearances in Blood Lite 3, Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War, Horror Drive-In: An All-Night Short Story Marathon, Black Static, Commutability, Damned Nation, Tales from the Gorezone, Best Horror of the Year, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, and three editions of the Shivers anthology series. His poetry has appeared in Writer Online, Southern Poetry Review, Baltimore's City Paper, and A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock. Visit him online at www.normanprentiss.com.
Praise for the Dr. Sibley stories (originally published in limited edition as part of the acclaimed Signature Series from Cemetery Dance):
“Some wonderfully creepy stuff.”
"Reviewers have compared Norman Prentiss to the late Charles Grant, but he's so much more than just an imitator. A superb stylist in his own right, Norman is marking out a place of his very own in genre fiction. Four Legs in the Morning is quiet, haunting, and as Prentiss dangles unknowable secrets just beyond our reach (which may be for the best), we wait anxiously for a new morning after the long, quiet night. And even if that morning never comes, we wait for it still, in breathless anticipation."
“Prentiss drenches his stories in heavy mood and atmosphere, creating shorts that hit hard, yet go down like a fine wine.”
"Norman Prentiss wields a hammer made of whispers. Keep an eye on him, and save a yard of bookshelf space while you're at it. I have a feeling this talented writer is just getting warmed up."