ANNOUNCING: I’m posting all contributors, one-a-day, to reveal the Table of Contents for +Horror Library+ Volume 7, to be published by Dark Moon Books on March 1, 2022!
DAY 5 OF 30: ALEX WOODROE
5. Alex Woodroe presents “Abandon”
4. Cody Goodfellow presents “Hand of Glory”
3. Natalia Theodoridou presents “The Mouth”
2. Jo Kaplan presents “Her. House.”
1. Michael Harris Cohen presents “Never Better”
In “Abandon," a tour guide takes friends to visit his home village, long-since deserted and languishing under superstition.
“And . . . three, two. We’re here in Spooksville, Transylvania with our terror tour guide, C. He’s about to take us on a trip through an abandoned village. How did that happen?”
“It’s hard to be sure. People grow old and die, the younger ones leave. This place isn’t unique, there are hundreds of abandoned villages throughout Romania.”
“But this one’s special, isn’t it? You grew up here.”
“Ever see anything strange?”
I hesitated for a moment, wondering which story to tell them first. Some of them were too good to break out right away. Some of them, I never wanted to tell…
—Abandon by ALEX WOODROE
ABOUT: ALEX WOODROE
Alex Woodroe was raised—possibly by wolves—in Romania, where she stumbled into weird speculative fiction and an endless supply of folklore. She made a career out of doing terrible things to words in multiple languages, and her favorite horror story is Alice in Wonderland. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association. You can read more of her work at www.alexwoodroe.com.
Publisher’s Page: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Horror_Library_7.html
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