The Disembodied

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In the trees. In the mist.

An apprentice mortician moves his family to a small town to provide them with a better life. Little did he know the dark secret the town and its people harbored.
The town sat on the edge of a mist-shrouded forest with a deadly secret. Something lives in the trees, in the mist and it’s jealous. Jealous of all those who have flesh. More
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Words: 4,950
Language: English
About John Grover

John Grover is a dark fiction author residing in Massachusetts. John grew up watching creature double feature with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love of monsters, ghosts and the supernatural. He never missed an episode. In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, go to the theater to watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk about food, bake amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes named after the character in the TV show) and draw-badly.

Some of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Night Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more.
He completed a creative writing course at Boston’s Fisher College and is a member of the New England Horror Writers, a chapter of the Horror Writers Association.

Some of his more recent credits include Best New Zombie Tales Vol 1 by Books of the Dead Press, The Book of Cannibals by Living Dead Press, The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud Publishing, The Zombology Series by Library of the Living Dead Press, Morpheus Tales, Wrong World, The Willows, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora Wolf and more.

He is the author of several collections, including the recently released Feminine Wiles, sixteen tales of wicked women as well as various chapbooks, anthologies, and more. Please visit his website for more information.

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Review by: A.D.Duling on Oct. 18, 2011 :
It's Halloween season and I was in the mood for something scary....been really enjoying them! Speaking of which...
ok my review:
4stars for grammar- minor,mostly spelling and a little punctuation(butI'm no pro)
4 stars for storyline/concept- I liked the idea of the story...really cool. I know it is meant to be a short....so I'm keeping this in mind. The flow was great, I could easily read it and understand. I did somehow at the beggining assume it was an earlier time period by the unusual activity of sewing the mouth closed. Was suprised by the mention of video games that it was not. The story may come across better with the ambiance of the dated period with the small town having a lack of easy communication to the outside and limited technology/ ways to destroy these creatures... but overall an enjoyable story:0)
3 stars for character relation/connection- I could relate to the characters and their fears, being a parent myself. But nothing to deep, hence the short story:0)
overall an enjoyable read and thankyou for sharing! Good luck!
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Scary!!! You can sew my mouth up!
(review of free book)

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