The Package from Desertshore
"The Package from Desertshore" is the first episode of Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.'s serial The Night Museum, available as an ongoing release from our Patreon. This is a limited edition chapbook (only 100 copies) of this novelette.
THE NIGHT MUSEUM
What is the Night Museum? It is the boundaryless repository of all things ever thought, experienced, made, imagined—all things dreamed of, discarded, found, won, lied over, both the faraway and nearby, that exist under the labyrinthine, black-shadowed skirts of Mother Night. The Night Museum is the home to the mysterious Boatman, to the writers Loftus and Bori, and to the curator Book, a steampunk projection who sometimes serves as an escort to those who come to the Night Museum without a field guide. And there are creatures aplenty: the Voy and Ogr the cricket, who serves as Mother Night’s eyes and ears, and the nightwolves and a spider that lives in Mortlook, the Janitor of Lunacy--(he and a character named Fable have a long night to share with you)—and a murderous ghost named Hild and many others. You'll see a murder mystery, a mysterious package arriving in the dead of night, and perhaps something from the bestiary and more, all told in the inimitable poetic prose of the author.