Cold Lady

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In a cold winter in the late 18th Century, five men are marooned in the northern reaches of the Hudson Bay. Alone, they must struggle across country to safety. Only they are not truly alone. Something is there in the wilderness. Something inimical, ancient, and cold. More

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About Paul Batteiger

I have been making up stories since I was old enough to know what they were. It is all I have ever really cared about and probably all I ever will. I write fantasy, pulp adventure, horror, superhero stories, erotica, and sword & sorcery. My stuff always seems to have some element to it that makes it unmarketable, so here I can let loose all these stories and see if anyone likes them. Readers can message me at sargon999AThotmailDOTcom.

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Review by: Mel W on March 05, 2013 : (no rating)
An incredibly atmospheric and chilling (see what I did there) little read. Gave me the thorough heebyjeebies, and I'll be sleeping with the light on tonight. And probably tomorrow.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mike Baird on Dec. 11, 2011 : star star star star star
Want a story that will make you think twice about turning a corner in a dark hallway or jump every time a shadow appears to move? Then you need to read Cold Lady. The characters are quite real and I quickly found myself sharing their feelings of dread and foreboding. The level of detail achieved in a short space is amazing. My only "complaint" is that it is over too soon. I look forward to more from the author and I will definitely have a light on. Actually, I'll probably have ALL the lights on.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Iris Hutchings on Nov. 07, 2011 : star star star star star
Very well detailed and terrifyingly believable. This is a great horror story, that will certainly leave me cuddling my warm kitty tonight.

I definitely look forward to more from the author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michel Renaud on Oct. 27, 2011 : star star star star star
At a little over 12000 words, this is a quick read, but the author makes good use of the language and packs a lot of details. The story is depicted in very realistic details, be it emotions, feelings or scenery. The story takes place hundreds of years ago in the great white north, and the author really succeeds in making you feel like you're there, like you're the main character. You'll feel the cold, and even the fear to some extent. Personally while reading this I was thinking "well, it's not THAT scary", but when I turned off the lights, I realized that I couldn't quite close both eyes, needing to keep an eye on my surroundings. Thankfully that dark shadow turned out to be the cat, but you get the idea. :)

Cold Lady is a very effective short story told the way horror suspense should be told. I for one hope the author will be writing more stories in the genre. Highly recommended.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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