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 7 OF 30: BENTLEY LITTLE
7. Bentley Little presents “In the Valley”
6. Rex Burrows presents “Skandalopetra”
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 “In the Valley,” a farm boy is haunted by a mysterious naked woman in the night, and discovers he’s not the only one she visits.
…On a leany homemade shelf on the wall next to his gun rack was what looked like a line of little dolls, and I moved closer to get a better look. I saw that they was made out of dried up animal parts, chicken guts mostly, all twisted and tied together with hair and fishing line. He’d put little clothes on them. Pants and shirts and even hats.
They looked like our neighbors, the other farmers and ranchers.
“Made ’em myself,” Blum said proudly as he come through the door.
I just nodded cuz I didn’t know what else to do.
“Gonna display ’em.”
“At the fair?”
“No. I’m settin’ me up a museum.”
I nodded like what he said made sense. He was doing that staring thing again.
“Wanna see it?”
—In the Valley by BENTLEY LITTLE
ABOUT: BENTLEY LITTLE
Bentley Little is a Luddite with no access to the internet, which means that he still believes in such outmoded concepts as facts, truth, justice, and democracy. Oh, and science. He still believes in science.
Publisher’s Page: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Horror_Library_7.html