Check out the podcast of my tale, "Apotropaics," over at Psuedopod: the Sound of Horror. Along with "Guignoir," this was an early tale that really grabbed the attention of editors when I was breaking into the business. The story originally appeared in Cemetery Dance #11 in 1992, and I've always thought of it as a signature CD story -- in those days we called it "dark suspense," and it was the kind of story that set Rich's magazine apart from the others. Apart from that, "Apotropaics" is a story about observations, about what we know and what we think we know... and where those things can take us.
So listen. Enjoy. And, while you're at it, feed the pod!
You know what, there's even a t-shirt!