By Al Sarrantonio
A ward-winning author and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers jointly twenty-nine unique tales from masters of the macabre. From darkish fable and natural suspense to vintage horror stories of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the intense scope of fantastical fright fiction. The tales during this anthology are a continuing journey de strength of worry, in order to hang-out you, terrify you, and maintain the adrenaline dashing throughout the night.
Authors incorporated are: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, William Peter Blatty, F. Paul Wilson, Chet Williamson, Tim Powers, Nancy A. Collins, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, P. D. Cacek, Thomas Ligotti, Rick Hautala, Peter Schneider, Ed Gorman, Gene Wolfe, Edward Bryant, Michael Marshall Smith, Joe R. Lansdale, Bentley Little, Thomas F. Monteleone, Dennis L. McKiernan, Eric van Lustbader, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates, Kim Newman, Thomas M. Disch, T. E. D. Klein, Steven Spruill.
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He had gotten his bandage wet, and blood had seeped through onto the cuff of his gray sweater. Kerry noticed again how pale he was. It was stupid not to have gone straight to the clinic. ” Then, hardly giving him a chance if he planned to say no, she gave him a quick peck on the cheek and told Kerry, “Why don’t you come in my car? ” Kerry felt her cheeks go hot and red again, so she hardly glanced at Ethan to see if he’d offer any objection. Not that she could think why he would. He didn’t. Regina’s car, parked beyond the bend in the driveway, turned out to be a red Ferrari.
She downed the rest of her wine and hurried into the house, as though the cold had suddenly seeped into her feet. “I’ll be back in a minute,” Ethan told Kerry again, and he disappeared into the house behind Regina. Standing where she was—rather, standing on tiptoe where she was—Kerry could see into one corner of the living room. Ethan might not be able to afford a jacket or a car of his own, but his uncle was certainly well off. She could see part of an Oriental rug, a grand piano, a grandfather clock, and a huge gold-framed mirror.
No,” Kerry said. ” Ethan had managed to hold back his coughing while the girls were at the door, but he’d started again. For the moment he wasn’t bringing up blood, but that could change, especially if Sidowski resumed kicking him. “I think we should keep the two of them apart,” the owner suggested. “I think we should keep the two of them real close by,” Sidowski countered. The owner put his Bible back in the drawer. ” He slammed the drawer shut to show he was upset at how things were going. Big deal, Kerry thought.
999: Twenty-nine Original Tales of Horror and Suspense by Al Sarrantonio