Buyer Beware! If you’ve recently approached a strange emporium of oddities or antiquities, I hope you’ve taken a few things into consideration… What urge brought you there? Were you drawn to a particular item on display? Did it call out to you? Though everything inside was for sale, did you consider how much you were willing to spend? Perhaps you proffered the listed price, or perhaps you haggled the price down a bit. But did you consider the imperceptible fine print? You may just find you’ve paid a great deal more than what your parcel is worth. The following twenty-seven works chronicle such transactions.
My short story, 10:30, is available in Barbwire Butterfly Books’ Cursed Curiosities anthology at Lulu.com. Come along on a journey where what you buy may just come back to haunt you.