Swamp Witch and the Tea-Drinking Man

Swamp witch looks after her town like a terrarium full of beloved newts–and the only thing she asks of them is one Saturday night free, to see her man Albert Farmer. But all things must change, and when the mysterious tea-drinking man shows up with a bag full of regrets, swamp witch and her steed dragonfly get ready to fight for what’s hers. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Award-winner David Nickle’s collection of short fiction about love in all its horrific proportions.

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David Nickle is the author of numerous short stories and several novels, including Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Rasputin’s Bastards, and The ‘Geisters. He lives in Toronto, where he works as a journalist, covering Toronto City Hall for Metroland Media Toronto.

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