The Keys: A Gothic ReTelling of Bluebeard with Zombies

Written by on January 9, 2021

Beware the Scent of Tuberose and the Maniacal Music of the Keys!

At six years old, Lissette attends a concert by the handsome and dazzling concert pianist, Armand Guy de Rais. She is instantly infatuated. Ten years later, their lives destroyed by the French Revolution, Lissette’s mother marries her off to a wealthy aristocrat living on a Caribbean island. Could Lissette’s childhood fantasy be coming true? Or is there more than a whiff of decay in the flowers, in the house, in the music of the keys?

This is a Gothic Faery Tale of about 6,000 words.

By Alyne de Winter

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