David Reed is struggling. He’s working two jobs to make ends meet, trying not to resent the fact his wife makes so much more than he does, and to top it all off, he’s just totaled his car after swerving to avoid hitting a very large animal in the middle of the road.
But an empty bank account and no car soon turn out to be the least of David’s worries, when he begins to think the animal he almost hit might be stalking him. He feels eyes on him in town, hears noises outside his house late at night, and the stench the thing carries around is unmistakable.
His wife and friends think it was a bear, but David suspects the thing’s origins might not be so simple, and that it might be connected with the traveling carnival that’s recently come to town.
He thinks he just needs to hold out until the end of the week when the carnival moves on, but that might be easier said than done; every night, he senses the thing outside, getting closer and closer. He fears soon he’ll hear its claws scratching at the back door, trying to get in.
About the Author
Bio: With over 60 publications including short stories, poetry, anthologies edited and appearing in, solo collections as well as his long-standing personal website, C. Dennis Moore (http://www.cdennismoore.com/page1.php) is dedicated to showcasing horror fiction as literature. Most recent appearances were in the Vile Things anthology, Fiction365.com, Dark Highlands 2, What Fears Become, Dead Bait 3 and Dark Highways. His novel, Revelations, is available in hardcover, trade paperback or ebook formats from Necro Publications.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Werewolves of Green Lake C. Dennis Moore *Disclaimer: I received this story for free from the author. The following review is my own with no input from the author*. Now this book, this one right here? It was not anything that I was expecting. I guess I was expecting some kind of Underworld werewolf stuff. This book is not that. Not even a little bit. The main character is David Reed, just going through life in a small town married with two daughters. He’s a teacher in a crappy public school. He is your typical middle aged man working two jobs to make it. Then one night on his way home he almost hits something, or someone and ends up crashing his car. What I liked about this book was the realness and relatability of David. He mostly is happy with his life, but he wants more. The ending was not what I was expecting, not at all. It was a quick read for me but I would gladly re-read it and pretty much anything else by this author. It’s refreshing when an author doesn’t rely on sex to sell their book. This book delivers in the spooky creepy aspect for sure.