New Short Story, “Leaving the #9”
My first short story, “Leaving the #9,” will make its debut in Tales for the Camp Fire. This diverse psychological horror story follows Adelia, a working class cook who dreams of a better life. Her sense of reality is shaken when strange occurrences begin to disrupt her attempts to achieve her dream.
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A promise imprisoned him.
Betrayal will set him free.
Wandering mercenary Eutau Vidal promised his dying sister that he would care for her child—an infant with dark, dangerous powers. Will Eutau find meaning in the promise he made amid the ashes of war, or will he turn his back on the innocent?
No one is innocent.
No one is safe.
The Purging is over, the Deadbringers are gone, Eutau and Kira have survived. But for how much longer? Told from multiple POVs, The Deadbringer is a story of damaged heroes, imperfect villains, and of a Land scarred by its people's choices.
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"A fantastic action-adventure, tinged with Mexican folklore, that will appeal to fans of A Game of Thrones." —Booklist (Praise for The Deadbringer)
About E.M. Markoff
Latinx author and publisher E.M. Markoff writes about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Growing up, she spent many days exploring her hometown cemetery, where her love of all things dark began. Upon coming of age, she decided to pursue a career as a microbiologist and spent a few years channeling her inner mad scientist. Her works include The Deadbringer, To Nurture & Kill, and her recent short story “Leaving the #9.” She recently published the charity anthology Tales for the Camp Fire under her imprint, Tomes & Coffee Press, to raise money for California wildfire recovery and relief efforts. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and is mostly made up of coffee, cat hair, and whiskey.