“Face to Face” by John Harwood
John Harwood, who was born in Tasmania, is no stranger to dark fiction set in the Victorian era. His novel The Séance won the Borealis Award for best horror novel in 2008 and his earlier novel, Children of the Night won a slew of awards, including “Best Gothic Novel” in 2004 from the Dracula society. The story takes place at “the last Christmas of the old century,” by which we assume Harwood means the 19th century. “Face to Face” also appears in the supernatural steampunk anthology Ghosts by Gaslight.
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