Video is Dead
The fading memories Jacob has of his deceased mother are buried on a few VHS home movies. Recently haunted by recurring dreams of her, he sets out to pick up a used VCR, and finds one at a local yard sale. However this is no ordinary VCR. According to the owner, this particular model not only plays movies, but it allows one to communicate with the dead. Fueled by curiosity, Jacob takes it home and soon discovers that what he possesses opens a doorway to darkness, death, and lust.
Miller is frustrated. Hours at the gym and nothing to show for it. But once a coworker introduces him to RECRüT, a sports energy drink that guarantees results, the gains come quick. It isn't long before Miller attains the godlike physique he's always wanted. Unfortunately, these 12 little ounces come with a side effect - a high price he never expected to pay. And the more RECRüT he drinks, the more his world begins to unravel, uncovering a sinister side of himself he never knew existed.
The Saltwater Marathon
Bryan buries himself at work, opting for late night shifts at the mall, often drinking himself to sleep in the back office of his once beloved job. But everything changes the morning they show up...strangers at his office door...screaming, pleading and begging him to open the door because they're being pursued and desperately need somewhere to hide. As he awakens from his drunken stupor, he begins to wonder if this some sick joke? Bryan wouldn't be sure until he let these strangers in. However once he does, he soon witnesses for himself what has these people so afraid, so panicked, that he finds it impossible to stay caught in his own spiral of self-loathing.
©2016 Jonathan Chateau (P)2016 Jonathan Chateau
This is an amazing quick read. Even after the end of one story you want to move on to the next to find out what else is in store. Jonathan Chateau captures your imagination and twists it hard. Great book!
I think it's very difficult to find something good among short stories, or someting good in the horror section. This book is both. And it's also very original, something different from stereotypes that are so common in horror literature.
The endings of the three stories are different from each other and from what you normally expect from that kind of book. More mature than the classic, shocking ones you can find in so many short horror stories from past and present. It was refreshing, and good.
The narrator has the perfect voice for the subject, and I can easily say that listen to it could be an even better experience than reading it.
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