Fear the Reaper(2013)
An anthology of stories edited by Joe Mynhardt
Welcome to the afterlife, dear reader.Come in. Come in. It's cold out there.
Watch out for the minions. They're not just all bark, if you know what I mean. Come sit... listen to the tales that have brought so many of your kind to our... dwellings.
We have stories to suite all tastes: Halloween, vampires, Heaven, Hell, Armageddon, zombies, death-bringing angels, ghosts, cults, ritual killings, nightmares from Vietnam... The lists goes on and on.
But be warned, my fellow traveller, this is not just a book - it is a journey into the very life of Death.
Ever wondered if it was possible to cheat death? To kill Death?
Did you know Death was a girl?
Or that it's possible to escape and even become death?
The fear of death is as real as you and I.
You'll be forced to answer the hard questions, and find out the answers to so much more. Like why you're really here. Or the secret behind our fascination with the afterlife, not to mention the horrors of the actual event. These are not just stories but horrific experiences of pain and death: the deaths of lonely people, famous people, entire worlds, the death of innocence and the pain of those left behind as they await their turn, wondering what it will be like.
No one is safe from the Reaper!
Excuse me. I got a bit carried away there.
For your reading pleasure, Crystal Lake has assembled the following souls to share with you their grave stories: Gary A. Braunbeck , Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Fry, Ross Warren, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr., Rena Mason, John Kenny, and Taylor Grant. And even a bit of poetic justice Adam Lowe.
But before you engage in the stories, and the artwork of fellow travellers Ben Baldwin and Will Jacques, allow our very own Gary McMahon to properly introduce you to our world.
So sit back and enjoy twenty thrillingly suspenseful horror stories that will allow you to stare into the eyes of the Grim Reaper...
The Life of Death by Mark Sheldon
Stumps by Jeff Strand
Death Squared by Rena Mason
Rapid Eye Movement by Stephen BaconThe Final Room by John Kenny
The Culling by Richard Thomas
Crow by Steve Lockley
Instructions on the Use of The M-57 Clacker by Lawrence Santoro
The Death Catcher by Robert S. Wilson
Cedo Looked like people by E.C. McMullen Jr.
Spectres by Taylor Grant
The Tubes by Jeremy C. Shipp
A Life in Five Objects by Ross Warren
Death Comes for us All by Eric S. Brown
The Last Resort by Sam Stone
At the 'Pay Here, Please' Table by Gary A. Braunbeck
Der Engel der Liebe by Dean M Drinkel
The Frequency of Death by Marty Young
The Final Peace by Gary Fry
Do No Harm by Joe McKinney
Non-Returnable by Rick Hautala
This book is dedicated to Rick Hautala and Lawrence Santoro. May their stories never be forgotten.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths
Fear the Reaper eBook categories:
Horror Short Stories
US Horror Fiction
Dark Fantasy Horror
Apocalyptic Science Fiction
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Used availability for Joe Mynhardt's Fear the Reaper
October 2013 : South Africa Paperback
Title: Fear the Reaper
Author(s): Rena Mason, Robert S Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, E C McMullen Jr , Lawrence Santoro, Ross Warren, Dean M Drinkel, John Kenny, Gary A Braunbeck, Rick Hautala, Joe McKinney, Gary Fry, Sam Stone, Taylor Grant, Jeff Strand
ISBN: 0-9922182-1-7 / 978-0-9922182-1-8 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition