Series: Complete Fantasy Horror Science Fiction

Dark Beliefs Quartet

By H.L. Fullerton
Jun 10, 2020 · 7,457 words · 28 minutes

Photo by Josh Boot via Unsplash.

From the author: A collection of reprints about dark beliefs and the roads they lead down: "The Abbott's Tussock"; "The Secret of Love is Perfect Timing"; "New Baby on Board"; and "In the Orchard of the Father/God".

4 Chapters

The Abbott's Tussock

Updated Jun 10, 2020 · 1,576 words (6 minutes) · 151 views

A doll escapes a sweatshop only to find worse horrors waiting. Designed intelligence meets the divine rights of mad circuitry. Originally appeared in Lakeside Circus.

The Lost Doll

The Secret of Love is Perfect Timing

Updated Jun 10, 2020 · 907 words (4 minutes)

Sometimes love is the darkest god of all. Originally appeared in Bete Noire.

New Baby on Board

Updated Jun 10, 2020 · 892 words (4 minutes)

The afterlife sometimes gets things wrong. Originally appeared in Bards and Sages Quarterly.

Psychiatric Institute

In the Orchard of the Father/God

Updated Jun 10, 2020 · 4,082 words (15 minutes)

The orchard is the only world Mavari has ever known. But being the favorite of the Father/God comes with a price she isn't certain she wants to pay. When outsiders shows up on the weavers' doorstep, Mavari must choose between serving the Father/God or revealing her secret. Originally appeared in Gaia: Shadow & Breath Vol. 3.

And when light is right,
orchard trees start to dance —
and shivering leaves
clap an applause.