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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:91
  • eBook ISBN:9780964737723

Vampire Granny and Other Surprising Stories

by Lura Dymond

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This charming collection of contemporary science fiction short stories will entertain you and touch your heart. Vampires hiding in plain sight, tree sprites who take on a developer to save their hill, a family stranded when the Disney-style Wildernessland ride breaks down, and an amateur genealogist who is able to "visit" her ancestors and learn their secrets are some of the characters you will meet.
Meet the entertaining characters of this short story collection and follow them on their action-filled adventures. The dozen stories are contemporary science fiction with a twist, except for the last one. Granny Evans is a sweet old lady who bakes cookies and babysits. None of her neighbors know that she was made a vampire more than 175 years ago in New Orleans. Then her too-handsome vampire son comes for a visit and wreaks havoc in the neighborhood. Sindra is an initiative in the Cult of the Virgin, using a portal to travel between worlds, when the universe sends her flying in another direction and she ends up at the cookie store in the West Temple Mall. She has to evade an evil flute player and find the arches that will take her home. Janey and Timmy are playing tag across time one Sunday when they become embroiled in the 1381 Peasants Revolt and Janey has a baby named after her in the fourteenth century. As for the story that isn't science fiction? It'll break your heart.
About the author
Lura Dymond has had a long career as an editor and writer for publishers, universities, and corporations. She is the author of a history book and many magazine articles. She honed her short stories during many years in a science fiction writers' group. Lura loves the freedom of contemporary science fiction—the ability to turn a story upside down and surprise the reader.