The Becoming - a novella

The Becoming - a novella

by Allan Leverone
     
 
Nearly a century ago, the Tonopah Mine in Tonopah, Pennsylvania was shut down, sealed off by the government and abandoned after a series of unexplained disappearances deep beneath the earth's surface. But whispered rumors of something . . . unnatural . . . roaming the long-abandoned tunnels continued, decades after its forced closure.

When twelve year old Tim

Overview

Nearly a century ago, the Tonopah Mine in Tonopah, Pennsylvania was shut down, sealed off by the government and abandoned after a series of unexplained disappearances deep beneath the earth's surface. But whispered rumors of something . . . unnatural . . . roaming the long-abandoned tunnels continued, decades after its forced closure.

When twelve year old Tim McKenna decides to explore the site of the tragedies, he reawakens an ancient evil, one that has been trapped in the darkness.

Waiting.

And now it's free.

Editorial Reviews

Wistfulskimmies Book Review Blog - Kim Tomsett-Fowler
This is the story of a mine in Tonopah, Pennsylvania. Closed in 1925 when a miner went missing amid stories of the mine being haunted and inhabited by strange creatures, it has lain dormant and sealed for almost 90 years - until now. Tim McKenna plays hookey from school to explore the mine after learning about it in class. Then he disappears. For more than 24 hours he is missing, and then suddenly he turns up in bed as if nothing had happened. Somehow he is different though, and now the lives of
Amazon - Lee Pletzers
This tale starts off nearly a hundred years in the past and then shoots to modern times. A hundred years ago a coal miner simply disappeared. The mine was closed up after that upon the government discovering that safety rules did not really exist and several miners have gone missing. For the past 90 years no one has set foot in it...until now.

Enter Tim McKenna, a 12 year old who wants to explore the forbidden mine. He was bored since moving to this town and with few friends he needed s

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015023565
Publisher:
Rock Bottom Books
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
262 KB

Meet the Author

Allan Leverone is the author of the Amazon bestselling thriller, THE LONELY MILE (StoneHouse Ink), and the thrillers, FINAL VECTOR (Medallion Press), PASKAGANKEE (StoneGate Ink), and REVENANT (Rock Bottom Books) as well as the horror novellas DARKNESS FALLS and HEARTLESS(Delirium Books).

Allan is a 2012 Derringer Award winner as well as a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee. His short fiction has been featured in Needle: A Magazine of Noir, A Twist of Noir, Shroud Magazine, Morpheus Tales, Mysterical-e and many other print and online magazines, as well as numerous anthologies.

He lives in New Hampshire with his wife Sue, three children, one beautiful granddaughter and a cat who has used up eight lives. Connect with Allan at www.allanleverone.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter, @AllanLeverone.
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