Three kids awaken a dark presence in an abandoned house, and find themselves fighting for their lives as adults. A young girl faces off against a demon on an otherwise ordinary day in music class. A skeptic historian is forced to confront Civil War ghosts at Gettysburg.
These are some of the tales in Steve Ogden's collection Headstones and Monuments, which perfectly captures the fears of our here and now, and the nightmares of all our yesteryears, complete with some true ghost stories from Ogden's youth. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will be eager to listen to this, yet Ogden brings a voice to the genre which is all his own.
This is a wonderful listen, full of suspense, scares, and amazing characters. Those who have followed Steve Ogden's work in comics already know him as a talented storyteller, and will not be surprised to find this prose is suspense writing at its best - rather than cheap scares or grisly tales of man's inhumanity to man, this collection is comprised of sympathetic characters confronted by spooky and unsettling situations.
In Headstones and Monuments, Steve Ogden shows that he is capable of remembering the truly terrifying parts of the best years of our lives.