Tales of the Grim Reader vol. 1
Published by Scott Roche at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 Scott Roche
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This trio of macabre tales takes place in the weird little town of Lumiere and features a book store I came up with called “The Grim Reader”. It’s heavily influenced by my love of EC Comics and all of the weird, twisted children they spawned. I hope you enjoy them and if you do there will be more to come in this world.
Bobby stopped his bike outside the freaky old bookstore he had found on his family’s first week in Lumiere. “The Grim Reader” sounded like just the place to kill a few hours while he waited for Mom to finish some laundry up the street. He went in and was hit by the peppery smell that all good used bookstores have. There was also something just under that smell that he couldn’t put his finger on. There was a creepy looking old guy at the counter who looked up and smiled in a way that made him shiver. He felt like going right back out, but the need for a new read was overpowering. This dustbowl of a town was already boring Bobby senseless.