Reality slides into madness again in these eleven tales from some of New England's finest storytellers. Feel your heartbeat quicken as your senses drift to dark places: the howls of horror, terrifying visions, a hint of mystery in the air, and the bitter taste of death. You may never sleep with the lights off again.
"Great set of short stories!"
Here you will find twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit. If you like your stories dark and scary, come take a stroll through this asylum, hearing ominous whispers or the shrieks of the unhinged echoing in your ears. You'll find yourself glancing nervously over your shoulder, or wondering about that odd-looking person at the bus stop - or even in the mirror. Come in, enjoy the trip, but step carefully, and watch the shadows, for you may never be the same again.
"Creepy & Insightful - Scary Combination!"
When Russian soldiers invade Eastern Europe during WWII, they ravage the countryside and terrorize the people. After her mother is murdered, young Ludmelia Kudirka flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisan resistance in a David-and-Goliath struggle against Stalin's mighty war machine. A Soviet military officer ordered to crush the Lithuanian resistance is enraged by Ludmelia's escape.
Lonely Lily Phelps is orphaned and in debt at 17 - but that's not the worst of her problems. Her dark past, hidden even to her, causes her to see ghosts. This scared, naïve girl must grow up fast in a rural community if she is to find work, love, and build a future. She learns to cope, but the weight of the past threatens everything she loves. Because of her terrible secret, Lily must protect her family from the worst danger of all - herself.