The dark side of this genre and gender bending author has long been known. But here, in A Double Pass to Aberration we witness Kelly toying playfully with vampires and zombies in alternative ways in two humour-laced genre and gender-bending tales. . In the first tale, The Mortician's Kiss, Kelly adheres to the traditional Stoker formula of old houses, disease, wily cannibal doctors and blood-sucking countesses but throws in lesbianism as inducement. In the second, Standing on a Bridge with Richey Edwards, Kelly leaps into the present, the present of council estate tedium, pop culture and ridiculousness; juxtaposing the reincarnation of the Manic Street Preachers' suicided lead singer with bathtub existence and life on the dole. Both different, both enchanting, Kelly's mind warp continues to expand along a bent curvature. Try her and see for yourself: push the door, begin; after all, the first step is not the hardest, the last is.