Stories for people who hear music along the railway tracks, who pick up discarded cards from the sidewalk, and especially for you, in case one night you meet a spirit with impeccable manners wearing an old-fashioned tuxedo, who offers your heart’s desire.
THE SHE-WOLF OF SPAIN STREET
She went astray in Monte Carlo, and was rescued by She-wolves. The rest is lies. Especially that rotten rumor about the bananas.
THE FAUXBEAU NIX OF MISS RIVER
The Nix catches and drags you down. He walks leaving wet dank footprints through the city. He will be naked or beautifully dressed and he will stand on the riverbank calling the storm. Better that you block up your ears.
FEATHERED SERPENTS ON ELYSIAN FIELDS
In 1721, a boy goes out to the edge of New Orleans looking for his lost dog. Instead, he meets the feathered go-between-realms, otherwise known as a snake...
BEATRICE & THE DEVIL OF ST. FERDINAND
What if, as you walked along the railway tracks, you met a man who asked you for something rather small which you would hardly miss...
THE MISSING HOUSE ON FRANKLIN STREET
He promised her a house. She's still waiting. And sometimes when you walk along the old rope walk, you catch a hint of her perfume...