999: Twenty-nine Original Tales of Horror and Suspense by Al Sarrantonio

By Al Sarrantonio

A ward-winning author and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers jointly twenty-nine unique tales from masters of the macabre. From darkish myth and natural suspense to vintage horror stories of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the extreme scope of fantastical fright fiction. The tales during this anthology are a continuing travel de strength of worry, as a way to hang-out you, terrify you, and preserve the adrenaline dashing throughout the night.

Authors integrated are: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, William Peter Blatty, F. Paul Wilson, Chet Williamson, Tim Powers, Nancy A. Collins, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, P. D. Cacek, Thomas Ligotti, Rick Hautala, Peter Schneider, Ed Gorman, Gene Wolfe, Edward Bryant, Michael Marshall Smith, Joe R. Lansdale, Bentley Little, Thomas F. Monteleone, Dennis L. McKiernan, Eric van Lustbader, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates, Kim Newman, Thomas M. Disch, T. E. D. Klein, Steven Spruill.

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He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the words Circle Line printed in faded script on the front. One of his gnarled hands rested on a two-by-four that lay beside him. ” Jack whispered. “Just the bum who hangs out here,” Euri said. ” Jack looked at the homeless man, who didn’t seem to register their conversation. “Come on,” said Euri. ” But as they reached the edge of the canal, the homeless man suddenly glared at Jack and stuck out a bony hand. “Old beggar,” Euri said dismissively. She turned to Jack.

You must be Jack,” she said. She stood up and gestured for him to follow her down a dimly lit hallway and into an office. “Have a seat,” she said, pointing to a worn couch. “Dr. ” As soon as he sat down, the receptionist left, closing the door behind her. The office wasn’t much of an improvement over the waiting room. The walls were lined with rows of antique, leather-bound books, their spines sagging and titles peeling. A framed certificate to Augustus Lyons for Distinguished Alumni Service from the George Chapman School hung lopsided on a hook.

He leaned his head up against his backpack and looked out the window at backyards filled with old car parts and washing machines, empty parking lots, the occasional patch of field, yellow and crackled with frost. The sun wafted in and out behind the clouds, illuminating the ice-covered branches of the trees. Birds swooped overhead, landing on the electric wires, fluttering off. Jack’s head bobbed. ” Jack opened his eyes. His head throbbed and his mouth was dry and metallic-tasting. The train began to plunge into an underground tunnel.

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