Dark Things

David Lovato
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A collection of four short stories. Read the transmissions of an astronaut en route to an alien planet in "The Journal." Join an FBI agent as he attempts to track a killer using spontaneous human combustion to murder his victims in "The Fire Inside." Discover things about human nature and paranoia in "A New Place." Wander the city with a vampire in "Until Morning Comes."
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About the author

David Lovato was born in California in 1988. He spent his childhood moving around a lot, and as such his most consistent friends were characters in books. It didn't take long for him to decide to start writing some of his own, and he spent his time in high school writing dozens of short stories, most of which would become the famous "first million words" to throw away. Now he keeps most of what he writes, which tend to be novels and novellas in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.
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David Lovato
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Published on
Jun 12, 2010
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Pages
35
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ISBN
9781452364780
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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