"Vampire Lake" is the piece I blogged about the other week in The Roller Coaster's Heartbeat. It's a weird western, and was originally intended for the Subterranean Press anthology, Tales of Dark Fantasy 2. But things changed along the trail. As sometimes happens, the tale morphed into a full-fledged 14k novella... and one that's pretty hard-edged, too. Or, to put it another way: Yep. This one's several notches past a whisper of dark fantasy -- it's a barroom brawl of a horror story.
I'm pleased to announce that "Vampire Lake" will be part of an anthology of horror novellas coming from SubPress next year. Bill Schafer's lining up some impressive talent for the book. I'll keep quiet about that for now... but stay tuned. There's more news to come.