A Gothic Fantasy short story by R.M. Prioleau.
A master of the dark arts is on the verge of making a groundbreaking discovery about death and undeath. But after another failed attempt at proving this theory, he goes out to gather a key ingredient to try again. During his trip, however, he finds not only the ingredient, but an ideal test subject who is perhaps the key to unlocking a new discovery.
A story of betrayal, vengeance, and a twisting turn of events, “Vicarious Fate” chronicles events preceding R.M. Prioleau’s award-winning novella, “The Necromancer’s Apprentice.”
Cover art by Fiona Jayde.
Published by Chikara Press
Praise for Vicarious Fate
“Good short story! Had me hooked and intrigued for more!” –Amazon review
“This short story was great! Even the ending was good. It kept my attention from the beginning to the end. …” –Goodreads review
“[A] different kind of short story. More like a tale you would tell around the camp fire.” –Goodreads review