As dark as Abercrombie ever was and as beautifully written as Rothfuss the Prose is almost like poetry except that I liked it. This is a short story and only took me about 20 min to read it but I will be thinking about it for days I am sure. I honestly think it was one of the best short stories I have ever read. I will be checking often for more from Laura M. Hughes. I give Danse Macabre 5 out of 5 stars. You owe it to yourself to read this haunting story. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can pick this up for free as of 10/13/2016.