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By Gerri Leen, Christi Krug, Tim Lieder

You don't want to be Jewish or Christian to understand She Nailed a Stake via His Head: stories of Biblical Terror. nonetheless, you could end up groping for a non secular icon for cover given the unholy locations those bizarre stories will take you. The anthology opens with Gerri Leen's eerie reversal of the story of Ruth and Naomi, in which Ruth's devotion to her partner's mother isn't a blessing yet a immense curse. now not all of those tales are set within the historical heart East, even though, as Daniel Kaysen's "Babylon's Burning" proves. Meandering among wilderness sands and skyscrapers, among prior, current and trade timelines, She Nailed a Stake via His Head is a gallery of horrors encouraged via the main nightmarish photographs of close to japanese cultures. There are wild-eyed, drug-crazed prophets, witches drawing the useless from the depths of the Underworld, sacred prostitutes with one soul in our bodies, an English Delilah trapped in a home falling down round her, epic beheadings, and a residing tomb within the foul and slimy physique of a whale using the prophet deeper into madness. the gathering is bookended with a story encouraged by way of the hot testomony: a vampire's tackle the physique and blood of the Christian savior. despite faith (or lack thereof), fanatics of speculative fiction will swallow up those provocative tales. -- Erin O'Riordan, writer of Beltane and Midsummer evening Pagan Spirits =======================================================================----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This booklet takes the Bible again from these right-wing fascists who are looking to rewrite it as a tedious ebook of loving and being concerned. those are tales as bawdy and lustful and frightening because the unique solid ebook -- wild intercourse, savage violence, terrible curses...and, in fact, vampires. -- Matthue Roth, writer. functionality poet. torah badass

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His shaky finger wove. "Look nearer, sister. " "I'm now not your sister. " She scowled on the malnourished early life, whose rheumy eyes argued, sure, you're. Tamar raised her voice in the course of an extremely painful crescendo. "Trust me, Sol, i have had my fill of half-brothers. that is not a job you must play. " She waved towards level. "Do you actually need that damage for a father? " He giggled by means of her part. "No selection. " No. not likely. Tamar shot a look at Solomon's sallow face and on the sticks that handed for legs and arms. His bony finger saved pointing. He wore his linen ephod over a threadbare rayon blouse and blue denims ripped on the knees. Tamar regarded away, yet Solomon's hand lower back her gaze to his imaginative and prescient, no matter what it was once. What prophet did not aspect? For that topic, what prophet wasn't relating to her? Solomon used to be most likely correct approximately their shared blood, contemplating all of the girls who David into his trailer among units, clutching bottles of inexpensive wine. In entrance, hundreds and hundreds of our bodies rubbed opposed to one another like millet in a hopper. They gyrated to the waves of distortion tearing from her father's onyx lyre. Tamar may perhaps see just a fuzzy level glow from the some distance finish of the warehouse. If she squinted, she can make out David's tiny, hyperactive silhouette. Solomon attempted to shout above the din. Tamar hunched all the way down to pay attention him higher. "He cannot open the way," the child was once asserting. "Between the worlds," she stated. She'd visited usually adequate to grasp the lingo. Solomon's finger drew a line within the air as he nodded. "Slit's nonetheless stable and tight. " The lyre's scream intensified as blood roared in Tamar's head. Solomon's choking introduced her out of her haze of rage. She hadn't remembered grabbing his faded neck. She stared on the welts her thumbs left prior to the boy doubled over, coughing. She rasped down at him, "Very undesirable number of phrases. " He shook his head, tears streaming from his eyes. Her rape was once no nice mystery, yet merely Tamar and Amnon had heard that filthy croon. Amnon had now not spoke of rips within the universe whilst he sang these phrases. He'd been too busy ripping into her. "Did the Mayor of Ramah inform you to claim that? " The ephod bunched in Tamar's tapered arms. Solomon clutched her hands, wheezing. His head swung facet to aspect. "No. Yahweh…" She driven him away. depart it to the Deity to taunt her. at the very least Tamar stood too a ways again to work out the panties thrown onstage as her wasted father tortured his software. *** The din light as Tamar descended to the bar. Her steel-toed boots clanged opposed to Naioth's curved stairs, steel scaffolding chilly as a snake's backbone. Her personal violence had shaken her. back. the sunshine of Yahweh could shine from Solomon's eyes, yet he was once nonetheless only a boy. She'd kill him if she wasn't cautious. And the kid was once innocent. He'd by no means laid a finger on her. He acknowledged what he used to be informed to claim; he observed what Yahweh sought after him to determine. that is all. If Tamar killed an individual, it's going to be the Mayor of Ramah. If Yahweh have been actually a simply god, Amnon will be useless rather than lounging in his urban corridor, conceited less than his cloak of respectability.

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