Dark Dreams, Pale Horses
Cover art by David Gentry. Introduction by Brian Keene.
Dark Dreams: A plague decimates South America, and an infected survivor is hunted through the shanties of Rio de Janeiro; an asteroid strikes central Australia, triggering waves of unspeakable horror; a pink Cadillac, full of screams, rumbles toward the Promised Land.
Pale Horses: A girl dreams of escaping her black and white life, into a Technicolor world where she is the star; the Shepherd of Souls keeps vigil over a dying child, while civilization clings to faith on the edge of a ruined world; an elderly lady recalls her wondrous childhood, in a present where the walls are too close, and reality uncertain.
In his debut collection, Rio Youers presents six stories — glimpses of worlds, and lives, fraught with pain, love, and hope — where the things we trust are often fractured, and where the darkest places sometimes hold the brightest lights.
- This is the Summer of Love
- The Ghost of Lillian Bliss
- Alice Bleeding
- Promised Land Blues
PS Showcase is a series of short story mini-collections from some of genre fiction's best up-and-coming writers.
Publisher: PS Publishing.
PS Showcase consists of eleven works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.