Tales from The Lake Vol.5 (eBook)

$3.99

 

The Legend Continues…

In the spirit of popular Dark Fiction and Horror anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, and the best of Stephen King’s short fiction, comes the Tales from The Lake anthologies.

“If you’re a short story reader, this is an absolute must-read. Volume five is even better than the four preceding volumes, which is a very hard bar to hit. Go buy this!” – John R. Little, author of The Memory TreeMiranda, and Soul Mates

“The Tales from the Lake series offer a truly diverse and top notch collection of horror and the strange. These are modern campfire tales you won’t soon forget, so bundle up tight and keep your loved ones near! One never knows who or what is lurking in the darkness.” – John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Dust of the Dead and Ghost Heart

“With any Tales from The Lake volume you’re guaranteed a great product–quality stories, smooth editing, gorgeous production values. It’s a series I’m proud to be part of, and it’s heartening to see it going from strength to strength. Long may it continue!” – Tim Lebbon, author of Relics

Description

This 5th volume includes:
-“Always After Three” by Gemma Files – A young couple discovers that in a downtown condo you almost never know who your neighbours are, or what they might be doing.
-“In the Family” by Lucy A. Snyder – A former child actress reveals dark family secrets to her long-lost niece.
-“Voices Like Barbed Wire” by Tim Waggoner – Sometimes forgetting is more painful than remembering.
-“The Flutter of Silent Wings” by Gene O’Neill – A heartbreaking tribute to a Shirley Jackson classic.
-“Guardian” by Paul Michael Anderson – Even creatures beyond time and space need friendship.
-“Farewell Valencia” by Craig Wallwork – When you’ve got no reason to live, there’s a hotel that can give you every reason to die. So book in, unpack, and prepare to be checked out, forever.
-“A Dream Most Ancient and Alone” by Allison Pang – A lake mermaid with a penchant for eating children forms a tenuous friendship with an abused girl trying to escape her past.
-“The Monster Told Me To” by Stephanie M. Wytovich – In order for Bria to deal with her past, she must confront the ghosts of her present.
-“Dead Bodies Don’t Scream” by Michelle Ann King – If the universe won’t give her a miracle, Allie will make one for herself. But dark magic has a price.
-“The Boy” by Cory Cone – Grief-stricken from the loss of her husband, a young woman fears she may lose her son as well, if she hasn’t already.
-“Starve a Fever” by Jonah Buck – Fleeing down a bayou highway with a sick criminal in the backseat, a getaway driver must sate his passenger’s horrifying needs while evading the police.
-“Umbilicus” by Lucy Taylor – A father becomes involved in a scheme to rescue a friend’s lost son—with terrifying results.
-“Nonpareil” by Laura Blackwell – Maisie’s wedding cake business needs every client it can get—but between the groom’s unpleasant family and the mysterious bride’s strange requests, Maisie has a tough job baking a cake that will please everyone.
-“The Weeds and the Wildness Yet” by Robert Stahl – Reeling over the death of his wife, Charlie stumbles across a mysterious object—the legendary monkey’s paw. Despite the terrible events that befall that fictional family, he can’t help but give it a try.
-“The Color of Loss and Love” by Jason Sizemore – A couple set out to rescue an unfamiliar couple, only to face an airborne disease.
-“A Bathtub at the End of the World” by Lane Waldman – A little girl plays with her toys in a locked bathroom. Everything is fine, except for the zombies outside.
-“Twelve by Noon” by Joanna Parypinski – A farmer goes about his routine tending to the scarecrows that preside over his field, when three college students show up and cause a strange disturbance.
-“Hollow Skulls” by Samuel Marzioli – When Orson’s son is born, the memory of a tragedy creeps back into his life, threatening his very sanity.

And much more.