Occasional Demons by Rick Hautala

By Rick Hautala

This choice of brief tales from an acclaimed grasp of darkish Fiction contains twenty-nine stories with a few being instantly style entries, others mental terror, and eventually a couple of shorts that come with technological know-how fiction parts. the center part comprises 8 Untcigahunk tales and Myths of the Little Brothers that derive from the radical LITTLE BROTHERS, and at last 3 collaborations. A horror gem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rick Hautala has greater than thirty released books to his credits, together with the million replica, foreign best-seller Nightstone, in addition to Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has additionally released 4 novels—The White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Follow—using the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His greater than sixty released brief tales have seemed in nationwide and foreign anthologies and magazines. His brief tale assortment Bedbugs was once chosen as the most effective horror books of the yr in 2003.

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He looked up, managed half a smile, and then looked down again. ’ she asked. ’ Michael shook his head and stared into the soup he was stirring. He watched the chunks of vegetable spinning around and wished that she’d go away. He didn’t want to talk. He didn’t want to start a conversation because a conversation would inevitably lead to talking about what had happened to the rest of the world outside and at that moment in time that was the last thing he wanted to think about. Problem was, it was all that he could think about.

I’d stopped at the services to get a cup of coffee and something to eat and I was just coming off the motorway when the radio started playing up. Nothing unusual about that - the electric’s in the van had a mind of their own - but this was different. One minute there was the usual music and talking, the next nothing but silence. Not even static. Just silence. I tried to tune in to a couple of other stations but I couldn’t get anything. Like an idiot I kept driving and trying to sort out the radio at the same time.

Desperate to avoid being hit, as the first few cars around him had lost control he had taken the nearest turning he could find off the main road and had then taken an immediate right into an empty car park. He had stopped his car, got out and ran up the side of a muddy bank. Through metal railings he had helplessly watched the world around him fall apart in the space of a few minutes. He saw countless people drop to the ground without warning and die the most hideous choking death imaginable. Jeffries spent the next three hours sitting terrified in his hire car with the doors locked and the windows wound up tight.

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