Pilimancy’s just one thing on tap in ANTHOLOGY YEAR THREE: DISTANT DYING EMBER

 

Year Three Anthology Cover

Anthology Year Three: A Distant Dying Ember, published by The Four Horsemen — who have produced AnthoCon in Portsmouth, New Hampshire since 2011 — is now available in Kindle format (print edition is forthcoming). It features my flash fiction piece “skin&hair teeth&bones.” Although I’d written it as an assignment in the J. Eckleburg Workshops’ Magical Realism course in December 2013, the inspiration for the story came from a jar of baby teeth (yes, they were mine) and an envelope of my juvenile hair (from my first haircut) I found while cleaning out the basement. Divination — the art of looking into the future — can be practiced with just about anything. Pilimancy, for example, is the art of divining by studying patterns in clumps of hair; odontomancy is the art of diving by observing patterns in tossed-like-dice teeth; hakata uses bones or dice. What would happen if someone were in charge of the family’s divination tool — but she didn’t want it?

Skin Flake Divination

Even dried flakes of skin can be used for divination — in the same way as throwing bones, dice or teeth.

This anthology, which includes artwork, poetry, and short fiction, has a wonderful Table of Contents, and once again, I’m joining many of my favorite people. Here’s the full Table of Contents:

FOMORIAN, by Ogmios

KNOCK AT THE DOOR, by Jacob Haddon

OZARK, by Scott Christian Carr

THREE LITTLE WORDS, by Michele Mixell

RASPBERRY SUMMER, by Diana Catt

THE MILLER’S TASK, by Jonathan Dubey

NORTHERN LIGHTS, by Rob Smales

THE ROAD HOME, by Sheldon Higdon

BATTLE OF WILLS, by Tracie Orsi

THE ELEVATION OF OLIVER BLACK, by Errick Nunnally

SPACE STATION OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC, by Esther M. Leiper– Estabrooks

THE SUN STRUCK, by Gregory L. Norris

RUSH, by Andrew Wolter

CROSSBACK, by Barry Lee Dejasu

ONE SHOE, by Laura J. Hickman

DARK HIGHWAYS, by Dan Foley

A CHORUS OF PLASTIC SONGS, by Scott T. Goudsward

TSUNAMI, by T.T. Zuma

A TALE OF CHIVALRY, by Ogmios

FUND-RAISER, by Thom Erb

THE LOOMING TREES, by Penny Fey

skin& hair teeth& bones, by Kristi Petersen Schoonover

how you killed me, by doungjai gam

INVIDIA, by Marianne Halbert

DEAD THUNDER, by D.B Poirier

ENCROACHMENT, by Craig D.B. Patton

DOLLY, DO I HAVE A SOUL? by Philip C. Perron

REDEMPTION, by Timothy P. Flynn

GOT YOUR BACK, by John McIlveen

The Kindle edition is available here: http://amzn.com/B00RVNF3Z6

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About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, is a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her horror novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

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