Diggum

Lost Hollow Books
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When personal tragedy strikes, some men pray. Other men despair. This man goes to war.

Meet Diggum, the local graveyard caretaker, who lives in a small cottage at the edge of the lot. Diggum has spent most of his life angry with God, whom he blames for the devastating house fire that cost Diggum his family.

But Diggum has a secret. It is a secret he hopes to carry to his own grave. It is a secret that he hopes will finally get him his ultimate revenge on God.

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few frights. His story is one of rage and revenge. At some point in our lives we all ask the "why" question. Diggum demands an answer.

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About the author

Isaac Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life, developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises. He won't visit a graveyard at night.


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Publisher
Lost Hollow Books
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Published on
Oct 1, 2016
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Pages
30
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ISBN
9781938271311
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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