Horrifying illusions. Classified government operations. Heavily guarded secrets. Cryptic rumors. Dangerous prisoners. Irresistible passion. Demonic magic.
Piers Anthony weaves this and more into Writer's Retweet, a collection of five short stories abounding in the adventure, magic, and naughtiness that fans have come to know and love from this author. In "Experiment", "Discovery", and "Mission", painfully average Bigelow Bilge and Paula Plaintiff are thrust unwillingly into a world fraught with terrifying, victim-specific illusions. Who - or what - is the source of these horrifying encounters? Why have Bigelow and Paula been targeted? A newspaper reporter in "Dull Street Incident" gets wind of a delicious scandal rumored to have punctuated a stale suburban street. Menacing prisoners, conniving teenage girls, and one well-kept secret leads this reporter to the story of a lifetime. But who will believe it? In "Forbidden Fruit", dowdy, middle-aged Edith happens upon a mysterious fruit that completely alters her life - and the life of Kent, an attractive young neighbor. Seduced by her newfound magical abilities and rediscovered sex appeal, Edith plunges into a world filled with demons, pleasure, and unthinkable risk.