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 savouring and gulping the small and defenceless. 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 and many of those are posted here at Smashwords.
I'm mainly a short story writer and a writer of poetry although lately, I've made a foray into novel writing. I've been nominated 3 times for the Canadian Aurora award, twice for short stories, once for poetry, also nominated for a Rhysling award for poetry. I've made the preliminary nominations for a Nebula award (did I mention I like to write "Science Fiction?") I've also made Ellen Datlow's honourable mention list 3 times for horror.
Here at Smashwords, you'll find my shorts that have been traditionally published but those rights have now come back to me and I republish the stories here. As well, you'll find short stories that are published here for the very first time. These stories are ones that editors loved, held for tons of time, shortlisted, longlisted and then decided the piece couldn't fit the theme or some other aspect of their needs. Those are very frustrating times for a writer, but the beauty of Indie publishing is that you can publish them at some point and get them out to your readers.
When posting my work at Smashwords I try to show diversity in writing and select stories that I think are relevant, and might surprise the reader; a good story will usually be relevant until the end of time. The work I post here has been worked on quite a bit so hopefully, it satisfies the reader.
My wish: I'd love to have more reviews from readers and stars. Those are so important to writers. That's how we know that there's anyone out there...