Pumpkin: A Halloween Short Story (eBook)
- Author: Bill Pronzini
- Page Count: 15
- Pub. Date: October 25, 2012
- Status: E-Book
Pumpkin: A Halloween Short Story
by Bill Pronzini
About the eBook:
The first Amanda Sutter knew of the pumpkin, the strange pumpkin, was a day in late September. Something was wrong. Amanda felt it. She couldn't have explained that, though; it was just an aura, a sense of something emanating from the pumpkin that made her uneasy, brought primitive little stirrings of fear and disgust into her mind. Amanda remembered something her uncle, who had been a Presbyterian minister, had said to her when she was a child: Evil takes many forms, Mandy. Evil shares our bed and eats at our own table. Evil is everywhere, in every size and shape...
(This year Cemetery Dance Publications is gathering a collection of the horror genre's finest authors to pay tribute to our favorite holiday. Watch for the other stories in the series by Joe R. Lansdale, Stewart O'Nan, Ray Garton, Simon Clark, Norman Prentiss, Kealan Patrick Burke, Ed Gorman, Lisa Morton, Brian James Freeman, and many others.)
In a career spanning nearly half a century, Bill Pronzini has published more than ten million words of fiction and nonfiction. Among his 77 novels are 36 in the iconic Nameless Detective series, the most recent of which is Hellbox (just published). His numerous awards include the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, presented in 2008, and three Shamuses and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.