THE END TIMES SURVIVE GUIDE
Ricardo Kelmer – Miragem Editorial, 2020
Translation: Luciano Espírito Santo
short stories (fantastic – horror – science fiction)
What to do when the unexplainable suddenly barges into our reality and old truths are rendered useless? Where are we to go when the end of the world is upon us? In the nine short stories included in this book, none of them short of mystery and supernatural, people are amazed at events that challenge their understanding of reality and of themselves and trigger crisis situations so intense that people’s own survival is put at stake. This is a book about collective and personal apocalypses.
(script for a movie soon)
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The incubus – Incubi were demons who breached women’s sleep to copulate with them, a widespread belief in medieval ages. But… what if they still exist?
When men don’t come back home – A woman hires the services of a psychic to find her boyfriend who was lured into a painting by a beautiful princess.
The blue light cylinder – Struggling to survive in an apocalyptic world of violence and oppression, a man and a woman find strange cylinders washing on the shore.
The vertigo – There is a rumor that Pepeo, the town’s dimwit, keeps two magical little creatures who can find lost things and make people meet each other as if by chance. But he is old and has to pass on the duty of looking after the creatures.
A little incident in Hukat – A member of the Sapiens Planet Watch Project finds irregularities that jeopardize the evolution of the human race and gets involved in a rebellion against God, the psycomputer.
Crimes of passion – A detective investigates strange crimes that involve notorious habitués of the nightlife in Iracema Beach and discovers that someone is plotting to kill the night.
Mariana’s gift – Cabocla Mariana, an umbanda entity, proposes to engage young Diddy. She promises financial stability but demands complete faithfulness in return.
Something rotten in the 202 – When they were children, the two cousins used to keep a terrible secret about the dawn. But they’re grownups now. What could happen?
The strip-tease – Creatures from the future travel back in time to prevent themselves from canceling their own future. They are the Observers.