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A Penny Down the Well

A Short Story Collection of Horrifying Events

by J. A. Crook


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In the second collection from horror author J. A. Crook, readers will be exposed to a myriad of harrowing tales from one of the most unique minds in horror today. "Down the Drain," is a story where Jared, a new renter at a low-class apartment, is subjected to the apartment's vile past, and is left to encounter the very mystery that terrorized the prior tenant. "Their Last Ride" puts you behind the wheel with Clint, who has happened onto a position with the nearby funeral home, but becomes quickly aware of the harsh demands of driving the dead. "A Penny Down the Well" will shock you as it explores a segment of a bullied child's life, and how a little wish enacts a revenge on his enemies in ways he could have never expected. "The Wheezing Man" corrals you into the strange town of Glencoe, Kentucky, where the Quinn family decides to make a stop to avoid a coming storm, only to step into the very center of something much, much worse. "Our Spirits Out West" will take readers along the old Oregon Trail with the Greyson party, to encounter adventure and hope which inevitably deteriorates into terror and helplessness, begging the question of what darkness we people will resort to in order to survive the worst of the world. These five tales will thrill and horrify you from start to finish, certain to pervade your nightmares for years to come.

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J. A. Crook (Author)

J. A. Crook is an independent American horror and literary fiction author. He writes anthologies that combine terror, suspense, and supernatural elements. His short literary fiction focuses on the human condition with southern gothic influence. Hi...

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