Some brief overview of this book
When one season draws to a close, it signifies the completion of a cycle, indicating that a change is ahead. One thing ends, and another begins. Some beginning are quite dark...
This sets the tone for this short story collection. There are thirteen stories in all, complete with illustrations drawn by the author. Three stories have been previously published, ten are brand-n When one season draws to a close, it signifies the completion of a cycle, indicating that a change is ahead.
One thing ends, and another begins. Some beginning are quite dark... This sets the tone for this short story collection.
There are thirteen stories in all, complete with illustrations drawn by the author. Three stories have been previously published, ten are brand-new and have never seen before. The Planet of the Plants: What would happen if the oldest creatures on the planet decided to take it back?
This story explores this very idea in a creepy way. The Meadow: A woman lives alone in the Canadian wilderness, kept company by her chickens and a goat named Henry. Something mysterious takes place, an exchange that will save her life the night the "big one" hits the coast.
The earthquake sets off a series of events that will change her view of the world. The Lights: A previously published story where a teenage girl is the sole survivor of her town after a strange alien visit. Sound was used as a weapon and the chain of events that unfolded after left her in a dire situation.
That is... until she learns she is not alone. The Watcher: If you were given the gift of leisure, would you take up people watching? This man does, wondering where all of these people go every day.
They are always in such a hurry, but for what? He begins to follow them... one by one... until he follows the wrong person. The Missing: It is Memorial Day weekend, Greg is in a hurry to get to Portland, Oregon and has taken to driving the roads at night.
He winds through the mountains, looks down at the radio for just a moment only to slam on the breaks. There is a woman in the middle of the road and she looks terrified. What happens next will change his belief in the world around him.
The Transporter: A previously published story, Jasie is the senior officer on a ship she has taken through deep space for a decade. On her final run, Ted joins her as a trainee to take her place. He begins to act strangely, and then disappears altogether.
Then she learns that something else is on the ship with them... The Island: An island in the South Pacific, a colony that has made it their home for millennia. Over eight hundred men have gone missing over the past twenty years, and tonight they will lose even more.
The Strange Tale of Aulay: A previously published story, Albert lives alone in the house he raised his daughters in. Late at night, he can't sleep and so he steps outside to discover that he has a visitor... one that is frightening. The Vampyre: Jenny didn't mean to stay so late at her friends house, and then the worst storm she has ever seen hits as she walks home in the dark.
The lightening reveals something that has followed her, something very sinister. The Redlands: This is a story of love, of hardship, in a world where vegetation no longer exists and the air has become volatile with the red soil. Wind is constant, water is scarce.
Love is everything. The Grave Digger: Walter has been digging graves for years. He enjoys the peace of the cemetery.
People are quiet and respectful here.So long as they remain dead. The Winter Light: In this story, "I Am Legend" meets a nightmare the author had as a teenager. He is the last of his kind, and he means to set things right.
The Duality: What if life is a simulation? What if it could be proven? This story follows the lives of two men as they search for answers.
The duality this refers to may surprise you.
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