With an Introduction by Megan Abbott and an Afterword by Michael Connelly
Florida Gothic Stories contains 11 of Vicki Hendricks' best, some previously published and some new to this volume. Hendricks' stories are riveting and unsettling — some offer surreal sojourns into the dark side of magical realism while others are pure Florida noir, with a full menu of characters twisted and damaged, yet with a gritty determination to survive. Hendricks' imagination knows no boundaries and plumbs the depths of both the human and nonhuman psyche, where the unexpected waits at every plot twist and animal instincts can kick into action at the snap of a twig.
“Vicki Hendricks takes us into her Florida, peninsula of dream and steam, full of beautiful, dangerous human beasts. Watch out: something unexpected always lurks in that most Gothic of hiding places, the heart.”
— Lynne Barrett, author of Magpies.
Dangerous Sex: Three Stories
Three short, sexually graphic stories stories with a twist.
1) Women turn the tables on a randy cable repairman and events become violent.
2) A woman with her own penis can't stop using it.
3) A goofy young guy learns a painful lesson about love from a middle-aged woman.