Relentlessly cheerful and dedicated to the proposition that all people deserve happiness, Andrea picked up the name Bliss early in her college career, and it has stuck with her in the many years since to the point that she's far more likely to answer to it in a crowd.
Mil-spec work was kind of a pain, but Winnifred Gurry was happy to take it on because it helped fund her research on her own pet project: a humanoid clank-bot to learn multiple tasks and serve as her shop assistant. She never expected a metal construct to be the catalyst for change in her work with military liaison Major Dewar - or for her assistant to be commandeered.
Despite knowing there were zombies, Charlotte is a little unprepared for the arrival of one in the middle of her routine post-apocalyptic survivalist day at the family cabin - and taken entirely by surprise by the truth the undead creature brings with it.
It's the kind of night that's a young woman's dream - pretty dresses, delicious food, amazing music, an unexpected gorgeous dance partner, and explosions.
Okay, maybe her dream didn't include the explosions.
Nightmare Fuel is twenty short horror fictions, plucked from the mind of the author in a wild attempt to stave off an annual influx of sleep-deprivation-inducing nightmares. From werewolves to walking statues to the question of humanity in tiny alien cephalapods, there's fuel aplenty for your own nightmares from under the bed.