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Horror library. Volume 5

by R J Cavender; Boyd E Harris;

  Print book : Fiction  |  First edition

Selected story summaries   (about a month ago)


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by billborre

"Ambrosia" by Dev Jarrett - A creature which feeds on the emotional states of others comes across an attempted rape in the park. Although he can feed on both the emotions of the girl and her tormentors he enjoys terror more as fear magnifies. After inhaling her terror, he steps out of the shadows and exhales the girl's terror into the rapist thug. The girl's terror is increased even more when magnified through him and he flees gibbering in horror. The creature pulls the girl behind him and exhales the thug's magnified terror onto the remaining thugs, further increasing the intensity of the emotion. They flee the scene as well and the creature is surprised to learn that it is not completely full when he tells the girl that she is safe now and can return home. The creature finds her stunned relief delicious.

"Bad Seed" by Anne Michaud - A nurse working in an asylum is disturbed by plans to lobotomize a patient that she has come to think of as not mentally ill but being raped by ghosts. When the patient ultimately hangs herself the nurse is startled to hear a voice behind her pronouncing "Now it's your turn."

"Snow Globe" by Adam Howe - A drifter kills a shopkeeper with a snow globe when she startles him from behind and he attempts to flee the small town only to discover that he has been imprisoned within a snow globe.

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