By Ronald Kelly, Brad Smith, Crossroad Press

From the grasp of Southern-Fried Horror comes a set of news that can in simple terms beat at the hours of darkness, diseased middle of Dixie...- An deserted furnace, full of shadow and haunted by way of tormented ghosts, stands as a grim testomony to a time while cruelty and the abuse of human flesh was once woefully commonplace...- A man's obsession with mysterious roadkill on a lonesome nation street awakens a scary starvation that can't be satisfied...- boys allow interest get the higher of them and detect collector of monster motion picture memorabilia is whatever greater than a retired grasp of greasepaint and latex...- A dimwitted projectionist at a small-town drive-in theatre upsets a Saturday evening crowd whilst he unwilling releases a depressing mystery from a dusty and forgotten movie can...- A grandfather's Christmas Eve tale of a unfinished trip by way of a drunken peddler captivates a tender boy and brings in regards to the supply of a xmas reward as soon as regarded as endlessly lost...- It began as not anything greater than a shortcut home... a detour via a shadowy stretch of woodland referred to as Tanglewood. yet what awaited an unsuspecting motive force, amid the comb and bramble, made an easy flat tire look like a frightening trip into madness... 22 terrifying stories of Southern darkness and depravity from Ronald Kelly, the acclaimed writer of worry, Blood relatives, Hell hole, and nighttime Grinding & different Twilight Terrors.

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A place more real to her than the drab town of Harmony had ever been. Her baby sister continued to cry. Slowly, the girl left the bed and took the skinny bottle from the bureau. She knelt beside the cradle. ” she asked. The baby continued to wail. She uncorked the bottle and unleashed a single drop. The infant rolled the dark liquid around on her tiny, pink tongue for a moment. Then grew silent. No more middle child, the girl thought. Only me. She smiled a curl of a thin-lipped smile… that girl with my grandmother’s eyes.

Anger flared in Paul’s eyes. ” Paul realized how very lame that sounded. ” McMahon studied Paul for a long second, then turned to his partner – a tall, lanky young man – who stood in front of the patrol car. ” Soon, both county deputies were standing next to the Escalade, looking at one another. They then looked at Paul, who lingered at the front of the vehicle, pacing back and forth nervously. ” Paul shrugged. “How should I know? ” He shuddered at the memory of those wet, ripping, slurping sounds.

And “fear-forged” is right on the mark. Fearhad a lot to do with the writing of these fables… an emotion that goes hand-in-hand with stories that are intended to horrify and generally gross one out. So here they are… the first seven of the comeback stories. Got alot to choose from here. A couple of old-fashioned ghost stories, some monster tales, and even a bit of sick comedy thrown in for good measure. Ronald Kelly Brush Creek, Tennessee February 2010 CUMBERLAND FURNACE I can see it from my back porch, towering above maple and sweet gum, standing in dark relief against the Tennessee sky.

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