13 Forevers: Stories and Reflections on Death and Love
There are two things that can last into eternity. 13 Forevers: Stories and Reflections on Death and Love is a collection of short works (mostly stories) which dives deep into dual themes, both in all of their emotional complexity.
· Meet a cannibal who’s starved for affection in “Consumption.”
· Experience a mystical connection forged through our memorial rituals in “Flowers at Funerals.”
· Discover how mind-blowing sex can lead to murder in “The Position.”
· Listen in on a first date between serial killers in “Bloody Bloody” and the interactions of two interred corpses in “Love Afterlife.”
Combining liberal doses of dark satire and gruesome farce with heartfelt grief, staggering affection, and a sprinkling of hard-won wisdom, 13 Forevers is a wide-ranging yet thematically coherent collection of stories, poems, and essays as keen and compelling as a switchblade. In Kevin Chaba’s own words, the book explores his “borderline obsession with the single worst—and single best—aspects of life.”