Mary's story, Gargouille, is one of sixteen stories in this paranormal anthology.
"A solid collection of stories . . . ideal as a sampler tray for paranormal readers." --Kirkus
Readers are saying about Gargouille: "You can feel the passion and sorrow rising off the page " --365 Days of Reading "Romantic and full of meaning. And adventure, too. I absolutely loved it." --Stories From My Bookshelf "Fresh and creative and romantic and very bittersweet . . . the ending was stunning." --The Book Garden "This story was heart-wrenching love and if it were a book I would be all over it!" --Novel Goddess “My favorite . . . a wonderful story . . . I enjoyed it from the first sentence." --A Bookish Libraria
Tor Books, November 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4668-0155-4, ISBN10: 1-4668-0155-7, eBook Original, 13 pages
Presenting a new original science fiction story, The Rotten Beast, by author Mary E. Pearson, which takes place in the same near-future world of The Jenna Fox Chronicles.
Sixteen-year-old Allys, living in the near-future U.S., is vehemently opposed to the way scientists are meddling with human and artificial life. In fact, she blames such scientific overreaching for the illness which is killing her. When she awakens one day to find that her parents have gone against her wishes and had an illegal operation performed to save her life and restore her body, she is furious and must come to terms with this new chance at life, which she didn’t ask for and didn’t think she wanted.
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