Shedding Skin:

Two Tales of Horror and Identity

In the title story, a man’s girlfriend gives birth while visiting her sick aunt in New Mexico. When he goes to visit them and his newborn child, he discovers his girlfriend’s Native American heritage… and has a hallucinatory experience that will haunt their relationship for years to come.

Also included is “Inherited Things,” a short and disturbing vampire story starring two generations of the wealthy Sedgwick family.

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In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which publishes non-fiction and documentary films on comic books and promotes the medium as a legitimate form of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit. He currently lives in Illinois.

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The Slave Factory


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