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DescriptionTouched by Darkness
Twelve Tales of Evil, Inside and Out
Twelve tales of horror that delve into the shadows secreted within...and the darkness that stalks beyond.
“Trust” by Peter Giglio
“Attachment” by Dee Pratt
“Dreaming, Not Sleeping” by Julia Kavan
“Evelyn Thayer” by Ronn E Taylor
“In My Lady's Chamber” by Catherine Cavendish
“Masked” by Matthew Cherry
“Black Habits” by Elson Meehan
“Be Seeing You” by Keith Melton
“Stew” by Patrick Anderson Jr.
“Teaching Man” by Nell DuVall
“The Dead Hate the Living” by Thomas Gueli
“We Shadows Have Offended” by K.W. Taylor
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Excerpt:"Attachment"Dee PrattBetrayal can take your breath away.Happily married Melanie never suspected that her husband of thirteen years could be hiding a dark secret…or how deep and cold her capacity for revenge really was."Masked"Matthew CherryWhen longtime friends Oliver, Nelsen, and Harry stumble across a funny but disturbing set of horse head masks online, they can’t resist buying them for a practical joke to scare their friend Aaron. But the masks seem to share a dark connection with Aaron’s old house, and Oliver can’t seem to shake the compulsion to keep putting the mask on… "Trust"Peter GiglioWho can you turn to when there’s no one left to trust?Amy knows her best friend Caleb is “different,” but he’s always been there for her, ever since they were kids. But when she picks up an old man hitch hiking in a storm, she never expects Caleb to betray her quite so thoroughly..."Teaching Man"Nell DuVall"The Devil comes calling on Halloween..."Stew"Patrick Anderson Jr.Murder’s always a little hard to swallow.Steve’s wife is due home any minute, and he’s been slaving away in the kitchen on a special dinner for a special night—a lovely, romantic evening for two…or one, if things go as planned…"Black Habits"Elson MeehanMother Superior has a terrible secret.Accused by her parents of unchaste behavior, Tsula Montenegro is sent to the convent to put aside her whoreishness. But the nuns have something much darker in store. The convent and its herd of miniature ponies are both falling into ruin, and Mother Superior has been providing an alternative feed to the herd…"Evelyn Thayer"Ronn E. TaylorRevenge is a dish best served with wheat toast and coffee…When Marget Smalls sets her seductress’s eye on Evelyn Thayer’s husband, Evelyn isn’t about to about to look the other way. Instead, she invites Margret to breakfast…"The Dead Hate the Living"Thomas GueliUnfortunately, death isn’t the final resting place.When a man awakens on a cold, steel table, unable to move, speak, or breathe, he learns a terrible truth. He’s dead. And he’s being prepped for an autopsy. But it is what happens after the autopsy that makes him realize just how painful death can be...and the dead are hungry."In My Lady's Chamber"Catherine CavendishUpstairs, Downstairs, and in My Lady’s Chamber…As soon as Lydia sees Goose Green Farm, she knows something’s wrong. Why would John bring her to a derelict farmhouse miles from anywhere in the middle of the Yorkshire Moors? Refusing her pleas to go home, she can see that something is happening to him. As they enter the house, he seems possessed by a sinister presence that draws him to it and threatens his very existence. A terrified Lydia knows she will have to do whatever she can to rescue him from the clutches of a spirit who is hell-bent on revenge."We Shadows Have Offended"K.W. TaylorAfter the death of a mutual friend, Sam, Bill, and Roger can no longer hide from the memories of what they all did that day... the day they killed the little girl. The little girl who wasn’t a little girl. Now it’s back, and it’s looking for them, leaving death and destruction in its wake, hell-bent on revenge. Can Sam summon the strength and courage to make a sacrifice that will save his friends and family?"Dreaming, Not Sleeping"Julia KavanHer nightmares were simply too good to resist.A woman is tempted away from the safety of her husband’s arms by a skillful nighttime visitor. But they both find nothing is what it seems…"Be Seeing You"Keith MeltonShe’d been dead for two hours when she smiled at me...
Touched by DarknessBy: Keith Melton, Julia Kavan, Catherine Cavendish, Peter Giglio, Nell Duvall, Thomas Gueli, K.W. Taylor, Dee Pratt, Ronn E Taylor, Matthew Cherry, Elson Meehan, Patrick Anderson Jr.