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Walking Alone: Short Stories Bentley Little
Artist: Elder Lemon Design
From the mind of the man Stephen King calls "a master of the macabre" comes a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before.
In "Sticky Note," Gary finds a note with two simple words on it in the gutter: Kill her. Was it part of someone's to-do list? Bentley Little tells us where this yellow square piece of paper takes Gary in a way that only he can.
A bad confrontation with a maid at a fancy resort leads a couple on a chilling journey they never dreamed would happen. "The Maid" may make you think twice about asking the front desk for extra towels or complaining about anything ever again.
You'll never think of small-town rodeos the same way after reading "The Last Rodeo on the Circuit," and neither will Rob and Teena after they decide to take in the local bizarre entertainment in an unscheduled stop along their road trip to Vegas.
Would you anonymously write your negative thoughts about your friends in a slam book? What if the words you wrote changed things? "Slam Dance" shows you what the consequences of that might be.
Sometimes, a "Palm Reader" knows more than they're willing to reveal to their customers, chilling things that their clients don't really want to know. Would you tell them anyway?
Snowmen aren't scary, right? Hal and April Katz are out on a wintery drive when they see a snowman on the side of the road. Then another that looks almost the same a few miles later. And then, hundreds of snowmen around the next bend. You might think snowmen aren't scary, but "Snow" will prove you dead wrong.
Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking Alone: Short Stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder.
Table of Contents:
- Milk Ranch Point
- Children's Hospital
- Palm Reader
- Slam Dance
- Last Rodeo on the Circuit
- The Car Wash
- The Feeb
- The Mall
- The Piano Player has no Fingers
- The Man Who Watched Cartoons
- Apt Punishment
- Black Friday
- MoNA Retrospective, Los Angeles
- Jorgensen's Fence
- The Silence of Trees
- Sticky Note
- The Smell of Overripe Loquats
- The Maid
- Under Midwest Skies
- Pictures of Huxley
- My College Admission Essay
- Pool, Air Conditioning, Free HBO
- The Train
- A Random Thought from God's Day
- Printed on acid-free paper
- Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
- Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
- Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket