The Toll: A Halloween Short Story (eBook)
- Author: Kealan Patrick Burke
- Page Count: 15
- Pub. Date: October 23, 2012
- Status: E-Book
The Toll: A Halloween Short Story
by Kealan Patrick Burke
About the eBook:
An ageing millionaire wakes on Halloween night to find himself buried in a coffin with only a bell and a lamp for company, a bell meant to alert those above ground that he is alive. But Miles Camden is not quite ready to ring that bell. To him, it's an admission of defeat. No, he has not gotten to his station in life by conceding to the games of others. So he plans to wait and use the time to uncover his tormentor. But no man can hope to win a game without knowing the stakes, and Miles is about to discover that the stakes are very high indeed.
(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.)
Called "one of the most clever and original talents in contemporary horror" (Booklist), Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of five novels (Master of the Moors, Currency of Souls, The Living, Kin, and Nemesis), nine novellas (including the Timmy Quinn series), over a hundred short stories, and six collections. He edited the acclaimed anthologies: Taverns of the Dead, Quietly Now, Brimstone Turnpike, and Tales from the Gorezone. An Irish expatriate, he currently resides in Ohio. Visit him on the web at http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com or on Facebook.