Synopses & Reviews
A tattoo can be a work of art…or a curse. The devil is in the details.
The fearsome griffin inked on Jason’s arm looks real enough to climb off and take flight. Jason thinks his new tattoo is perfect. Until he wakes up one night to find his arm temporarily ink free. Until he finds a brick wall where the tattoo shop should be.
As Jason’s world spins out of control, he comes to realize a truth is as sharp as the griffin’s talons. The tattoo is alive, it’s hungry, and if Jason tries to kill it, he’ll die. The artist will remove it for a price, but he’s not interested in money or Jason’s soul. He wants something far worse…
"Damien Walters Grintalis writes with a distinct voice, yet one which contains whispers of Sturgeon, Bradbury and Ellison.”
—Jamie Todd Rubin, Writer & SF Signal Contributor
“As soon as I read this one, I immediately wished that I thought of the idea — but if I had, I doubt I could have executed it half so well.”
—Matthew Bennardo, co-editor of Machine of Death on “Like Origami in Water”
About the Author
Damien Walters Grintalis was imprinted with a love of reading at a young age by her father. At the age of eleven, she saw the movie Alien and read Stephen King’s The Shining and her attraction to all things dark and scary turned into true love. Rumor has it she still peeks behind the shower curtain on occasion to make sure no monsters are lurking there. She lives in Towson, Maryland, with her husband, two former shelter cats, and two rescued pit bulls. Ink is her first novel.