Genres: Drama, Historical, Horror, Paranormal
Collections: Going Down in History, Touched by Death
Editor(s): Rylan Hunter
Cover Art Credits: Art from Sandralise at Pixmac.
Production Editor(s): Erika L. Firanc
Length: Short Story (4,600 Words)
Publication Date: March 14, 2012
Serialization Date: September 19, 2015
Archive(d) on September 26, 2015
Tags: f/m, graveyard, het, poe, Short Story, Touched by Death
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I continued to berate him. As I had lost my Quaker patience, I left off my Quaker speech.
“What could a dandy like you know of the love that lives beyond the grave? You have your drunken revels, your gambling, your harlots…yes, I am from Charleston, Mr. Poe. I know of you as you know of me. Your debts and your quarrels and your dissipation are legend in the city, even now, even to one like me who cares nothing for idle gossip.”
The bottomless eyes seemed to glow with dark fire.
“And you knew love, did you, Miss Grimke? Your angelic betrothed showed you its pleasure in full?”
I drew back my hand to strike him in indignation, but stopped short.
A tear glinted in the corner of his eye. In spite of myself, I felt a pang of sympathy. Had even this dissolute monster known the soothing angel of love? Had he his own cherished vision, torn from him by the hand of death?
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