Apex Book Company: Scenting the Dark

Apex has my short story Scenting the Dark up in their new online issue. For those who aren’t familiar with Apex, they do SF Horror.

Here’s the teaser on mine.

Lifting the stopper from the vial to his nose, Penn inhaled slowly. Against the neutral backdrop of his ship’s cleanroom, he picked out aromas of quince, elderberry, and bright Martian soil that hinted of blood, with undercurrents of cinnamon and Zeta Epsilon’s fragrantly sweet longgrass. He sighed, blowing the scents out again. The perfume was still out of balance.

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3 Responses

  1. Mike F

    Nice story. I read it last night and left a comment over there, too. I liked how we couldn’t “see” the monster since the protag was blind. It’s like most good scary movies; want you can’t see can be much more scary. At least in my opinion.