The Song of the Sea

      Mari Biella / Horror / History & Fiction
The Song of the Sea

Deaf, mute Jacob Worsley is regarded as a harmless oddity in the small fishing village where he lives. Few people suspect that he is haunted by the memory of what happened to him twenty years ago, when he went out to sea with his brother Isaac and encountered a primal evil... A short story of 2,700 words, THE SONG OF THE SEA revisits an ancient legend and weaves an atmosphere of mystery and dread.Deaf, mute Jacob Worsley is regarded as a harmless oddity in the small fishing village where he lives. Few people suspect that he is haunted by the memory of what happened to him twenty years ago, when he went out to sea with his brother Isaac and encountered a primal evil...A short story of 2,700 words, THE SONG OF THE SEA revisits an ancient legend and weaves an atmosphere of mystery and dread.
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    Pietra

      Mari Biella / Horror
Pietra

When a mortally-ill traveller arrives in Venice, he finds that a string of inexplicable deaths and disappearances have caused a wave of panic in the city. These events pale into insignificance, though, when he encounters a mysterious woman - Pietra - one night. He soon becomes aware, however, that a malign being has singled him out for attention - and that Pietra might not be all that she seems."I was living in a world of monsters, and the darkness brought death on its wings."When a mortally-ill traveller arrives in Venice, he finds the city in the grip of terror. A string of inexplicable deaths and disappearances have caused a wave of panic, and the authorities have no idea who – or what – is responsible. These events pale into insignificance, though, when he encounters a mysterious woman one night. Pietra is beautiful, intriguing and secretive, and he longs to know more about her.He soon becomes aware, however, that a malign being has singled him out for attention – and that Pietra might not be all that she seems.PIETRA is a vampire novelette of approximately 9,500 words.
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