Deadline: June 13th, 2017
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Theme: Death is permanent. This is the falsehood that we tell ourselves so that we can sleep at night. It's the lie that we tell our children so they don't carry their little kitten's corpse to the old cemetery deep in the forest, in the grove where nothing living grows. It's the myth that we wrap ourselves in so we can ignore the gut-wrenching terror of what really comes after all this rigmarole.
If the afterlife's so great, why do the dead keep getting up?
The Misbehaving Dead is an anthology about rebels--the dead that won't stay down. Maybe their business isn't finished, or maybe Hell spat them back out, but no matter how strong the grave, they just refuse to stay in it. These are the misfits of biology, abominations that aren't alive but don't care. They'll get shit done anyway. They'll get what they want.
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