Mythic Indy, a new collection edited by Corey Michael Dalton, reimagines the familiar landscape of Indianapolis into something weirder, funnier, scarier, and stranger than the Indianapolis you already know. The anthology, whose proceeds support Second Story, features stories about aliens in the Indianapolis Zoo, cannibals in Tomlinson Hall, and the little-known tale of the Glendale penguins. But…
“By all accounts, Briley Bryant was a beautiful child, a coffee-colored cupid crowned with a halo of dark curls. But it wasn’t just his beauty that impressed, it was his soul.” A Mythic Indy story by Corey Michael Dalton.
“One day, the shaman approached Meri uneasily. He was hesitant at first, but finally told her about one power they had yet to tap…” A Mythic Indy story by Jason de Koff.
“I have platted a new adition adision in Indianapolis, th new State Capitel of Indiana. I want to honour William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, grate suporter of our new Nation…” A Mythic Indy story by Kevin McKelvey.
“The brilliant steel lines of Eskenazi Hospital arched upward as if reaching for the sun. Its futuristic glass angles shone with reflections of orange clouds. I might be stuck here in Indiana, but at least I was working in a new hospital.” A Mythic Indy story by David S. Chang.
“Death was quite a surprise to James. There was no heaven, no freedom. Instead, he found himself rooted to the cemetery, free to travel within its bounds, but always ending up at the same place.” A Mythic Indy story by Jason Roscoe.
“The first two figures knelt, bowed beneath their limestone blocks and the façade they supported, but the third stood half-standing, gripping the block with head partly upturned. His empty stone eyes were fixed on the crane.” A Mythic Indy story by Laura VanArendonk Baugh.
“Knuckles’ stared at the little bell in her palm. It wasn’t much silver, but it was more than he’d expected from her. ‘There are ferocious bears that stalk these woods,’ she told him earnestly. ‘They will rip a man to shreds.’” A MythicIndy story by Carol Divish.
“Cracking the door, the three men observed upwards of ten rats, awake but barely moving, gathered around the glasses of beer and completely oblivious to the humans who had entered the room.” A Mythic Indy story by Carrie Gaffney>