Escaping Lucidity is the complete short works of Ty Schwamberger. Within this tome, you'll be taken on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard, and dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse, and fighting crime on the mean city streets.
Jake Jennings thought a camping trip would be a great way to reconnect with his family. But when he mysteriously disappears after heading off in search of firewood, his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Alexis, are left all alone in the woods, searching, hoping, and for the time being, surviving. Four college friends are on their way to spend a weekend in the woods for a college research project and, of course, a little partying. But as they near their destination, they are run off the road by another car.
"utter, unadulterated tripe"
Rodney's life started to spiral out of control after the untimely death of his beloved wife. He ended up on the rough streets: fighting for his sanity, his next fix, and his next meal. But it was his hunger for getting high and trying to forget his former life that was the hardest for him to control. Or at least he thought. Then came the night when he and another junkie walked into Parkside Cemetery, dug up the dead body of Becky Smithshire and...bit into her cold body. That's when Rodney's life really changed....
"Sick ... but in a good way."
Kristen always wanted to be part of the "in crowd". Her social worries intensified after transferring from a small, public school to private, upscale Smithshire Academy in the middle of her high school career. She wanted so badly to be part of the social network in her new school that she didn't think twice when one of the existing members of the popular girl's group, The K-Club, invited her over one night for a sleepover....
Gabe, Alan and Eric have just finished their junior year of college. What better way to celebrate than one last night out as a trio? Doing the same as always, they visit a bar. This time, however, they decide to try somewhere new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember. During their time at the shabby bar they come face-to-face with seedy bar patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone.
"The worst of the worst. Do NOT waste your time!"
Billy Fletcher learned to farm the family's tobacco fields - and beat slaves - by the hands of his father. Now, his father is dead, the slaves have long since been freed, and the once-lush fields are dying. Salvation by the name of Abraham knocks on the farmhouse door, bringing wild ideas. He can help Billy Save the plantation and return the fields to their former glory... by raising his father's slaves from the dead. Can the resurrected slaves breathe life back into the Fletcher farm?
"Serpent and the Rainbow meets Gone with The Wind!!"
In Ty Schwamberger's first short-story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard, and dark streets where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse, and fighting crime on the mean city streets. Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in the horror genre, today?
"A GREAT COLLECTION, A MUST HEAR!!"