Shards up for pre-order

“This is how flash fiction should be written – sharp, brilliant images conjured by amazingly few words. Cummings’ aptitude for flash fiction is evident in every carefully chosen phrase.”
– Stephanie Gunn, HorrorScope.

SHARDS is the debut collection of dark flash fiction from Ditmar Award winner and multi-award nominee Shane Jiraiya Cummings.

SHARDS features forty short, sharp tales, including stories that have appeared in Shadowed Realms, Apex Digest, Dark Wisdom, Horror Literature Quarterly, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Borderlands, Shadow Box, Book of Shadows, Simulacrum, and, plus ten originals so jagged, they’ll shave a layer off your eyeballs when you read them!

EVERY story in SHARDS is accompanied by the darkly imaginative illustrations of Andrew J McKiernan.

SHARDS is now available for pre-order from Ticonderoga Publications (in limited and ultra exclusive numbered editions). The limited edition is available for a short time at the ridiculously low price of less than $20.

SHARDS is also available in a special pre-order bundle along with Sean Williams’ ‘best of’ collection MAGIC DIRT and Lewis Shiner’s upcoming collection LOVE IN VAIN. Save a fistful of cash by order all three in one hit!

The collection is expected to be published in October 2008.*

*Note: publication was delayed last year, so those patient people who have already pre-ordered can expect a much more polished collection when Shards is released later this year.