Seventeen-year-old James Daly's father bought a house in small-town Edington, Georgia to go with a promotion at his Atlanta law firm, only to lose his job when the housing bubble popped and the economy tanked. Now James has to work at the Edington Best Buy to help pay the mortgage they're underwater on. He can't wait until he turns eighteen and can leave Edington behind forever.
But when a local boy challenges him to an ATV race near a tree farm most people avoid, things get much worse. James' rival is dismembered alive by a tentacled horror emerging from a nearby pond. The monstrosity has been worshiped by a murderous coven since before the Civil War, and its devotees don't take kindly to their secrets being threatened.
Now with the aid of Amber Webb, a local girl he doesn't like liking, and a renegade cult member, James must fight to avoid ending up bound to a picnic table and offered up to a monster. He must do battle with both the local cultists and their predatory master, THE THING IN THE WOODS.
Thank you for your interest in Mathew's novel, The Thing in the Woods. We know you'll enjoy it! - Digital Fiction
|Publisher:||Digital Horror Fiction, an imprint of Digital Fict|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Throughout all of this, he has written science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His first sale, the creature tale "I am the Wendigo" to the horror webzine CHIMAERA SERIALS, was during his last year at college. 2009 saw the sale of "Skirmish at the Vale's Edge" to BattleCorps, the official BattleTech tie-in site. He made his first professional sale, "Coil Gun," to Digital Fiction Publishing's Kindle anthology PRESSURE SUITE: DIGITAL SCIENCE FICTION #3 in 2011. He also sold the Viking horror tale "Nicor" to HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY, which published it in early 2013. In 2015 and 2016, reprints of his independently-published short stories "Picking Up Plans in Palma," "The Beast of the Bosporus," "Illegal Alien," and "Lord Giovanni's Daughter" have appeared in Digital Fiction Publishing's collections UNCOMMON SENSES, OPERATIVE SEQUENCE, and COSMIC HOOEY.