I read this story in the 1990s.

  • A little boy goes into a graveyard and meets a woman.

  • He goes into a crypt. This is house of ghouls. The boy is in fact a ghoul(!).

  • The boy's father collected finger bones

  • There was a girl with black hair and a little bat woven into her hair.

  • The woman from the graveyard goes into crypt. The boy mesmerizes her and his family eat the woman.

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It sounds like a book by Caitlin R. Kiernan. There are ghoul families like this in her "Daughter of Hounds" trilogy.

Maybe she has written short fiction in the same setting?

  • Thank you, I'll check, but Kiernan first published in 1995. I think I read this story in the early 1990s. In any case, thank you. Jul 18, 2015 at 0:40

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