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A collection of chilling stories by a modern master of horror.
Stephen Laws has long been recognized as a master of the modern horror story. His tales have been included in many celebrated anthologies and “year’s best” round-ups. Finally his best short work has been gathered in one landmark volume. The stories in this terrifying collection range from the bone-chilling horror of “The Crawl” to the surrealistic “Yesterday I Flew with the Birds” to the beautiful, award-winning “The Song My Sister Sang”. Whether it’s traditional ghosts, gruesome shape shifters, or the psychological terror of a shattered mind, Stephen Laws demonstrates that his short fiction has the power to generate real fear.
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What lurks in the darkness of the chasm?
Edmonville was an ordinary town full of ordinary citizens going about their everyday business. Then the tremor hit. Glass shattered, concrete crumbled, buildings collapsed, and everything vanished beneath choking clouds of dust. The few survivors emerged, only to confront a terrifying and unbelievable sight.
Most of Edmonville has disappeared into an enormous crevasse. The ruined buildings that remain are perched on a series of peaks, many of them separated from each other by hundreds of feet. The world outside seems to no longer exist.
But something is stirring deep below in the darkness. Something is about to emerge from the depths to unleash a horrifying onslaught on the survivors, an onslaught that will become a desperate fight to stay alive.
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Where true terror lives.
A hot summer’s night on a lonely stretch of highway. Suddenly, just past midnight, the night is filled with blinding light as something unidentified collides head on with the southbound traffic. Eighty-seven people are killed in the hideous carnage. Only seven survive. But the seven who have somehow managed to escape unharmed have also mysteriously acquired a new and awesome power; the power to heal—or destroy—with a single touch.
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