Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
In the third of a six-part serial horror saga, Rebecca Morrison
purchases the perfect "welcome home" gift for her cousin Andrea, an
exotic cigarette lighter in the form of a dragon, a gift that inflames
the darkest passions of the human heart.