Quiet House: A Halloween Short Story (eBook)
- Author: Norman Prentiss
- Page Count: 15
- Pub. Date: October 18, 2012
- Status: E-Book
Quiet House: A Halloween Short Story
by Norman Prentiss
About the eBook:
On October 29, the Halloween decorations disappeared from the Myrick lawn. Instead, an official sign appeared at the edge of the property: "Quiet Zone: Death in the Family."
This year, Jeremy would finally be allowed to trick or treat without his parents' supervision, and he'd been looking forward to visiting the neighborhood's most famous October attraction. Now, after all his anticipation, it felt like Halloween had been cancelled. To his young mind, even a grieving family deserves some version of the traditional "trick"…but Jeremy's impulsive act of revenge has far-reaching, terrifying consequences.
(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, Kealan Patrick Burke, Ed Gorman, Lisa Morton, Brian James Freeman, and many others.)
Norman Prentiss won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for his first book, Invisible Fences. Previously he won a Stoker in the Short Fiction category for “In the Porches of My Ears,” which originally appeared in Postscripts 18. Other publications include his mini-collection Four Legs in the Morning, a chapter in the round-robin novella The Crane House: A Halloween Story, and anthology appearances in Blood Lite 3, Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War, Horror Drive-In: An All-Night Short Story Marathon, Black Static, Commutability, Damned Nation, Tales from the Gorezone, Best Horror of the Year, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, and three editions of the Shivers anthology series. His poetry has appeared in Writer Online, Southern Poetry Review, Baltimore's City Paper, and A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock. Visit him online at www.normanprentiss.com.