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First published February 28, 2020
If you freak her out like this, you're going to scare her off and who knows who we'll end up with. So if you could please do me the courtesy of acting like a normal house, I would appreciate it.
I thought she had to know, to somehow sense the frantic animal inside of me, but she simply smiled and offered me her hand. I took it.
I've never tested it out, but apparently, I possess the ability to be so distracting that male sailors will become bad enough at their jobs to anger the sea gods.
They found her body on my wedding night.
She was floating face-up, they said, her unbound hair spread around her like flames.
Marion wondered if perhaps it wasn't murder which had bound them here but something much more beautiful.
"Don't ever do that to me again." The warning would not matter in a few hours, but she spoke it nonetheless.
Unspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you're looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.