Yesterday and The Day Before: A Halloween Short Story (eBook)
- Author: Ed Gorman
- Page Count: 15
- Pub. Date: October 22, 2012
- Status: E-Book
Yesterday and the Day Before: A Halloween Short Story
by Ed Gorman
About the eBook:
Elly and David Ward lost their daughter three-and-a-half years ago, and nothing reminds them more of this than seeing the children trick-or-treating on their street on Halloween night. She was twelve. Neither parent has dealt very well with the loss of their child. David has introverted and spends his nights in his deceased daughter's bed. Elly has just had a meaningless affair. But now, it's Halloween night and their memories are strong with their daughter's death…and the children that they blame for it.
(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, Graham Masterton, Lisa Morton, Brian James Freeman, and many others.)
Ed Gorman has been called "one of suspense fiction's best storytellers" by Ellery Queen, and "one of the most original voices in today's crime fiction" by the San Diego Union. Gorman's work has appeared in magazines as various as The York Times, Redbook, Ellery Queen, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Penthouse. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Shamus, the Spur, and the International Fiction Writer's awards. He's been nominated for the Edgar, the Anthony, the Golden Dagger, and the Bram Stoker awards. Former Los Angeles Times critic Charles Champlin noted that "Ed Gorman is a powerful storyteller." Gorman's work has been taken by the Literary Guild, The Mystery Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and the Science Fiction Book Club.