A young mother descends into madness as a creature that lives in a wall haunts and hunts her child. The horror of its insatiable appetite makes her crazy and she must do whatever is necessary to prevent the monster from devouring her newborn. Keyboard books, an imprint of RainWood Press brings you, a single, quietly sensational tale of horror. A story not-for the squeamish, The Wall, always there, ever patient, presents itself when it's least expected. Nothing seems to prevent the creature living within from savoring and gulping the small and defenseless. Knocks noises and beats bring the wall to life, so everyone must walk quietly and make no sounds lest the creature and its wall are summoned.
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About the Author
Rhea is a Vancouver, BC writer known best for her short stories, but she has now moved on to novels! (Although, she continues to write stories for a break from the novel writing!) Her very first short story "Chronos' Christmas" was nominated for the Canadian Aurora Award. Another short story, "Shadow Hunter" (a.k.a. Duty Free) was nominated for the preliminaries for the Nebula award, (as was a reprint of Chronos' Christmas). She recently completed her MFA in creative writing at UBC. She also attended SFU where she got her Communications and teaching degree. She supports her writing by teaching high school English and Art. Rhea participated in the Clarion West writers' workshop and the Kansas Writers' workshop (James Gunn and Kij Johnson) and has been writing ever since. Many of her short stories and poetry have appeared in the Canadian Tesseracts anthologies from Edge Press. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling award . She has had multiple honorable mentions for her horror stories in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year. Look for an excerpt of her first novel "The Final Catch" at Wattpad.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Short story only 14 pgs. ****spoiler again not enough info, who calls their baby, "baby", the woman fed animals to it thus encouraging it to stick around. Why would she even leave the baby? Then she helped keep other things from entering the wall, after meeting women in the wall, who took care of the babies, but not the animals? Not consistent.