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    The Peculiar – Stefan Bachmann

    “Feathers fell from the sky.  Like black snow, they drifted onto an old city called Bath. They whirled down the roofs, gathered in the corners of the alleys, and turned everything dark and silent, like a winters day.  The townsfolk though it odd. Some locked themselves in their cellars. Some hurried to church. Most opened umbrellas and went about their business. At four o’clock in the afternoon, a group of bird catchers set off on the road to Kentish Town, pulling their cages in a cart behind them. They were the last to see Bath as it had been, the last to leave it.” In the Faery slums of Bath,…

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    Stolen Away – Alyxandra Harvey

    “’I hate this town’ Jo complained. ‘There isn’t a single hot guy anywhere.’ ‘Hey,’ Devin protested mildly, out of habit. We weren’t really listening; we’d heard Jo give this same speech about a hundred times, and frankly, my mint chocolate chip ice cream was more interesting.” During the heat wave, in October, Eloise is approached by a handsome, mysterious guy wearing old fashioned clothing, demanding she follows him. When she doesn’t and he walks away she puts it down to a one off but then when she gets home to find the same guy on her balcony she starts to freak out, but Lucas isn’t there to scare her, he’s…