Apothecary of Curiosities
(Dark Fantasy/Fable Collection - Short Stories)
"Kiss of Death"
"Date With Death"
Death's apothecary contains a great number of curious things, but when a young and naive witch named Nell wanders into Death's shop late one wintry evening, she finds more than she bargained for amongst the wares. Intrigued by a particularly unique collection, she's drawn into a challenge against the reaper herself. Can she complete the task Death has offered her? More importantly, is it wise?
They never learn.
The Ball of Ages, thrown at a mysterious mansion within a high-walled estate, promises a devilish night of frivolity and freedom for the mortals in attendance, but when the Grim Reaper herself is invited to the soiree, things quickly go off the rails. Her siblings and fellow horsemen have a devious plan for an evening of chaos and destruction. While they'll enjoy it immensely, the unwitting guests are in for a shocking surprise. What exactly do the heralds of the Apocalypse have planned?