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About Kiri Callaghan
Kiri Callaghan currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
To stay updated on her upcoming projects and events or more or less peek into the madness that lies within, you may find her at the following locations:
Following her best friend’s suicide, Alyson Carroll descends into the realm of Dreams and Nightmares. In her quest to find home, she discovers that Charlie might not truly be gone after all, but when she meets Oswin, the prince of Terra Mirum, Alys must face her own fears and raise an army against The Nightmare Queen, or surrender as the world of dreams is consumed by terror and darkness forever.
Follow the dark adventures in this introduction to the other-world of Uphoria, wondrous realm in which all can be had for the price of one happiest thought. Pixies, pirates, mermaids, minotaurs and more, all as close as an outstretched hand. But is the cost worth the wish?
Contains the following tales:
"Lost", by Ren Cummins
"Avast", by Ren Cummins
"The Lily or the Tiger", by Kiri Callaghan
"Hollow", by Ren Cummins
"Labyrinth", by Ren Cummins
"The Mermaid's Tale", by Kiri Callaghan
"What Dreams...", by Ren Cummins
"All that Glitters", by Kiri Callaghan
"Shadow", by Ren Cummins
"A Hawk from a Handsaw", by Kiri Callaghan
"Into the Dust" is a 50,000 word dark fantasy anthology.
Campañita, the little bell, is simply trying to survive in a post Uphoric-world... by any means she can.
“You don’t make enough selling Dust?”
“I try not to,” Campañita muttered. An admission he didn’t understand—an admission he’d likely never understand. She didn’t mind. Confiding in strangers meant never having to face the consequence of honesty.
“I don’t… Do you like it?”
“Being a hooker?”
He flinched again. You’d think the word caused him some sort of physical harm.
“No,” She shoved her hands into the pockets of her coat. “But there are worse things I could do.” She felt more aware of the way the safety pin bounced against her chest when she walked.
"All that Glitters" is a short story of over 5,000 words.
Beauty. I have little memory of the world that was but I do remember beauty. Like a sweet, intoxicating wine that left a bitter taste in your mouth if you ever stopped drinking—not that you ever wanted to stop drinking. Beauty toppled kingdoms, incited jealous curses and even charmed the gods themselves.
It was important.
It was coveted.
It was power.
But like everything on the world that was, it was also fleeting. Rare, delicate and brutally transient, beauty had never been something one could actually hold onto. You could be something of beauty… but you could not possess it.
Or so they thought.
From Kiri Callaghan, bard and author of the One-Act Play "Funeral Potatoes", and Ren Cummins, author of the young adult Steampunk series "Chronicles of Aesirium", comes this series of childhood dreams, adult remorse and all the fantastic adventures which lie between.
"The Mermaid's Tale" is the sixth story in the "Into the Dust" series, and numbers to over 5,000 words.
God, I wanted to fall in love.
Amidst the flurry of the romantic revolution--that’s when the rumors started. We heard about them at school: whispers of people reconnecting with their dreams after waking. A way back down the rabbit hole; back into that childhood state of mind where if you could think it--if you truly believed it--it was.
They called it ‘Dust’.
Approx 15-20 minute run time
In the last month of her life, Kismet contemplates friendship, cheesy potatoes and what makes the day to day worth it if it's going to all end so abruptly.