The other new information I have for you is that I've finally managed to get all of my short stories together and make a few themed collections so that it'll be easier for you to find the ones you like all in one place. I was very happy to find that there were so many to work with after all this time and that they had a nice little home in their given areas by the time I was done sorting and arranging them, I hope you'll enjoy them and consider giving them an honest review once you've gotten to work your way through them. In case you were wondering about my already released titles, rest assured you can still find my novels Eyes Like Blue Fire, Water Like Crimson Sorrow, Cool Green Waters, Other Dangers: Slipped Through, the mosaic novel Feral Hearts, the novella Wendy Won't Go, and numerous short stories and anthologies at J. Ellington Ashton. I'll keep you updated on where things are with new releases and hopefully you'll be seeing more new projects from me in the near future!
In the dark heart of our imagination, and the haunted corners our past there are places we fear to tread. As much as we might try to outrun them, as much as we might try to deny their truths, we are owned by their shape, molded by their claws. The story of our being, they form a Sacrum Umbra, a sacred shadow of improbable origin- our own dark heart.
In Sacrum Umbra you were treated to tales from the shadows, the literary darkness that lives within all of us. Here you will find tales of another sort, the type you might find in the less wholesome end of the collective unconscious and the very depths of the gut. From stories of childhood gone horribly wrong to sex and madness with an impossible cost, this is where you'll find the more gruesome end of the spectrum.
While Sacrum Umbra showed us the darkness of our own shadow, and In Ventre Tuo the guts of our inner monster, The Lesser Apocrypha is still another beast altogether. Meant to gather together the stranger stories, it contains some of the more surreal and ephemeral stories, the ones that just are without much rhyme or reason. Stories like an odd moment in the park, the strange child who won't stop haunting you, an alien invasion that gets very personal, an AI born of a lolcat, monsters in the woods, and a spell gone terribly wrong.