A Taste Sweet and Salty (ebook)


The man known only as Stranger lived and died in a town with no name. Each day he lived. And each night he died…


Fantasy, surreal (short story)


“...absolutely masterful...a kind of much, much creepier Quantum Leap: the amnesiac protagonist awakes in a new body each morning only to die in it by nightfall.” —Strange Horizons

Another superb story … unpredictable and with a great ending, this story is another highlight of the [Chimerascope] collection (A++).” —Fantasy Book Critic

“...wonderful...has a taste that lingers...” —SF Crowsnest

“A charming tale about a man cursed to die every day and be reborn as someone else.” —SFRevu

“A fascinating fabulist premise...” — Internet Review of SF

Publication History

This story first appeared in Weird Tales (May/June 2006 issue, #340), and was reprinted in Cicada (Carus Publishing, May/June 2007 issue). It is included in Doug's collection Chimerascope (ChiZine Publications, Jan 2010; ISBN 978-0-9813746-1-1; 978-0-9812978-5-9).

Available Download Formats

Buyers may download either or both of the following formats:

.mobi (Kindle)
.epub (Nook, Sony, iPad, Kobo, and most ereaders)
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