The Winter of Her Discontent

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Denise struggles through the challenges of a bad boss, a thankless job, a major winter ice storm, and squirrels invading her house. Three of her problems are solved by the unexpected intervention of the fourth. Upon reading this story, you might just think twice when opening a can of mixed nuts. A work of short, humorous horror from our Spectres line.
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Publisher
Untreed Reads
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Published on
Jan 12, 2012
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Pages
9
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ISBN
9781611872477
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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This content is DRM free.
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Nose Hears

A man thinks he might be losing his mind when he starts to hear voices inside of his nose.

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THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

Crawlspace
Fooling around on your wife can be hazardous to your health.
Jusk ask Tom. He's a man with a lot to juggle: a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep his deteriorating vintage farmhouse from falling down around him. Now with his wife out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get busy under the covers with his beautiful new lover - but first there's something he has to finish up in...the Crawlspace.

Whatever Possessed You?
A strange encounter and a cryptic message leaves Gerard Faust a
changed man. Now a novel he can't remember writing is burning up the sales
charts, but is something other than his own talent lurking within?

ArborEATum
When a band of westward pioneers - lost, starving, and desperate -
stumbles upon an unlikely oasis in the middle of a barren prairie, Micah
wonders if his family has finally caught a lucky break...or does this new
Garden of Eden hide a forgotten terror behind a veil of earthly delights?
Curtains for Love
When Claire and James move into a beautiful Victorian home
together, she soon discovers that he is being seduced by a secret from his
past, one thought buried long ago.

Gertrude
"Tell me something interesting about yourself."
"Well, I have a symbiotic twin named Gertrude. She lives in a
small cavity under my ribcage, next to my spleen. If I lie still in bed at
night, I can hear her. I think she might be crying."
So begins this short twisted tale where an obvious lie faces off
with the truth.

Black Door
William and his brothers are on their way to summer camp. But when
a wrong turn leads them to an abandoned campground, things start to get weird
in this nail-biting and suspenseful short story.

The Mole People Beneath the City
Late at night in the subway, a little girl and her father wait for
a train that runs deep beneath New York City. It will be a ride they never
forget.
Pay Back
Stephen Hill has been heaping abuse on poor Joe King since second
grade. Now they're grown men with nothing in common, and Joe still patiently endures Stephen's unrelenting ridicule. But when friendship is only a matter of perspective, PAY BACK might be just around the corner in this irreverent and darkly humorous tale of revenge.

Nose Hears
A man thinks he might be losing his mind when he starts to hear voices
inside of his nose.
The Package When a world-famous personality discovers there's a way to enlarge
his "package" to become the world's biggest, he finds it an opportunity too enormous to resist.
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