Bigger than life, 480-pound Marie becomes a star of Steiner’s Sideshow. As the Fat Lady, Marie’s voluptuous curves and beautiful personality draws in record crowds. Some are there to gawk, but Marie has a loyal following of men who are dazzled by her sexy manner and immense confidence.
Dizzy spells begin to plague Marie, but she’s sure it’s just a temporary malady. Once she starts losing weight, the health problems have Marie in a tizzy. She loves every ounce of her fabulous body and when it seems she is sweating the pounds off, she wants answers.
No one can figure out what is wrong, until one day when the Fat Lady wakes up to find that a slim new figure can be a nightmare. Marie’s creamy, lovely skin is hanging off her bones and she is in intense pain. What is happening to the Fat Lady of Steiner’s Sideshow and will she ever be her old zaftig self again?
Steiner thinks he’s got a line on an amazing new act for his sideshow. The problem is, the performer is a little eccentric. He is a hypnotist who believes he can move his spirit into someone else’s body,controlling them completely.
When Steiner empties the bank account of his star performer, Fat Lady Marie, something is obviously wrong. Marie and her driver, Jason the Alligator Man, call in one of Steiner’s old friends and the trio race to save their friend before he loses his sanity or even worse, his soul.
This story takes place following the story told in the short story “Marie.”
What’s sexy about zombies? 51 authors answered that question with wild, weird, and titillating tales. From love during the apocalypse, to love that goes beyond the grave and back again, to love that well, never dies, you’ll find these pages filled with desires demanding to be fufilled, hungers to be slaked, and lovers who won’t let a little thing like death (or undeath) come between them. Do zombies need sex as much as they need brains? What would you do to bring a lover back from the dead? What if you survived the apocalypse only to find yourself alone and sexually frustrated?
Light some candles, put on some mood music, and cozy up with 50 Shades of Decay. The zombie sexpocalypse has begun…
“Bill’s Birthday Gift” is written by Lori Safranek.
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We all have things to do…until we die.
When you die, your ‘to do’ list gets cancelled.
Unless your corpse is prepared for burial by Meg Hargrave.
For thirteen years, Meg has prepared corpses at the Peaceful Slumber Funeral Parlor. When she prepares the corpse of a World War II veteran something extraordinary happens. She becomes aware of a task that had been weighing heavily on the man’s mind and she feels compelled to finish it.
Next is a woman killed in a car crash while driving to see her suicidal brother. Meg soon finds herself determined to give him the will to live.
Each new corpse brings a new mission and she is powerless to stop it. It’s a bizarre, nightmarish curse until Meg realizes that she is the last hope for these souls to rest in peace. Until she embalms the corpse of a sociopath.
Detective Dave Steere is investigating night club owner Mike McMahon. When McMahon is murdered and the evidence points to Meg, Steere’s gut tells him that something isn’t right. Now he has to figure out if he’s tracked down a murderer, a victim… or something he can’t explain.