Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

by Shaun Meeks


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Down on the Farm by Shaun Meeks

Naddie works down on the farm. But this isn't a place that grows vegetables or raises animals. The crops on this farm are the recently deceased. The Body Farm is where doctors and anthropologists work hard to unlock the mysteries of decay and rot. They study the stages of death to help with police investigations and to simply unlock the great unknown. But there are things that should never be known, secrets which should stay buried. Yet, as a new body is brought to the farm, Naddie and her team will soon find out there is more to death than bugs and rigor mortis. She will learn that there are old truths that have been waiting in the shadows, hungry to be found. Life can be born from death, down on the farm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499505948
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Shaun Meeks lives in Toronto, Ontario with his partner, model and Burlesque performer, Mina LaFleur. Together they own and operate their company L'Atelier de LaFleur. Shaun has been writing for many years now and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. His most recent work has appeared in Haunted Path issue 7 (All Things End Terminal), Dark Eclipse issue 7 (Open Book), A Feast of Frights from the Horror Zine anthology (The Soldier), Zombies Gone Wild (Dreams of a Dead Man), on The Original Van Gogh's Ear (Shelly's Tape), A Six Pack of Stories (They Say the Dead Don't Drink), Zippered Flesh 2 (Taut), 50 Shades of Decay (Body Bag), Shadow Masters an anthology from The Horror Zine (Red Velvet), Dark Light 3 (Miriam), The Horror Zine Magazine Fall 2013 (Angel in the High Tower), Fresh Fear (Perfection Through Silence), Miseria's Chorale (Give Me Convenience), Someone Wicked (Despair), Van Gogh's Ear Volume 8 (Shelly's Tape), Dark Eclipse issue 29 (The Undergarment Eater), Dark Moon Digest 15 (In the Sun), Of Devils & Deviants (Date Night) and his own collections, At the Gates of Madness and Brother's Ilk (with James Meeks). He will also be featured in the upcoming anthologies and magazines including Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed, Demon Rum and other Evil Spirits, the next Horror Zine Anthology and several more. Shaun will be releasing his latest novel, Shutdown this year, along with a new collection of short fiction called Dark Reaches. For more information or to contact him, go to

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Down on the Farm 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
maryGreene More than 1 year ago
This is a short, but very fun and gross read. The story starts off like something you'd read by Patricia Cornwell, but quickly spins out of control soon after. Here there be monsters. The story itself is well thought out, with a good build up to the final terrors that explode on the page. Reading this, I could so picture it as a movie. This is a winner all the way.
ALM64 More than 1 year ago
After reading Shaun's previous 2 collections, I was interested in getting this one. I thought it was going to be a novel, but as it turns out it more of a novella. Still, it was probably one of my favorite things he's written to date. I really liked the characters in this one, especially the main one Naddie. She was someone easy to connect with and I felt real stress when the story picks up half way through. My only real gripe I guess is the length. I hope he comes out with a novel soon. I would love to see what Shaun can do with a longer format. Still, this is a great and fun read so I recommend it highly.
Faithful85 More than 1 year ago
Picked this up over the weekend and devoured it in a few hours. What a great read! I'm normally more of a psychological horror fan, but this monster story had me hooked. I love the way it is so set in reality, with characters that are quirky and believable. And the finally, when the monster is finally revealed, is nothing short of awesome. This one is a must!
darkfictionfan More than 1 year ago
It's short, but pretty fun and as always, a little violent.  I loved the mix of reality with the strange bizarreness at the end. This is one to read if you're a fan of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Lovecraft.
KellyTM More than 1 year ago
Picked up a copy of Down on the Farm and was surprised by how good it was. The description doesn't even come close to letting you know what you're going to find in this, and let me tell you, it's a shocker. The story is about Naddie, a doctor that works at a place called the body farm. The body farm is where bodies that are donated to science are taken and have some messed stuff done to them in the name of science. One day a body is brought in that defies the laws of nature and that's where things go nuts. The story is a little slow at first, but once it gets going, wow, it really goes. Highly recommend this one.
RickardsWhite More than 1 year ago
A creepy story that has some really great suspense and a monster that freaked me out. I was fascinated by the beginning, with the details of death and the body farm. A fast and fun read.
dog_earred_reader More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I was already a big fan of Shaun Meeks' work. I've read many of the anthologies he's been in and his collections, so I was really looking forward to getting this. The book is about the body farm,. If you're not sure what that it is, well it's a place where donated bodies are taken and left to rot in order for scientist to study them and help police figure things out like time of death. It's a strange place, but in this story it's not the strangest thing there. That would be a body that is brought in that just doesn't want to rot. And when things take a turn down the road from bad to worse, wow! It gets pretty insane and scary. This is one of my favorite stories by Shaun Meeks for sure. Like CSI meets HP Lovecraft. Get it!
JayLowDown More than 1 year ago
Picked up a copy of Shaun Meeks' Down on the Farm this week and tore through it in less than a day. It is a short story, or a novelette from the description, so it's not hard to sit down and read this in one go. It is a pretty wild story too, with a monster in it that will blow your mind if you can wrap your head around it. My only issue with this at all is with the length. At about 70 pages, I just wished it was longer, but still highly recommend it.