When Jax is asked to journey to the town of Tellare with a volcanic ash cloud standing in his way, he realizes the dangers, but accepts the job anyway. He even brings along his friend Stu as company. However, Jax starts to regret his decision when Stu puts up resistance and conditions worsen. What awaits them inside the ash cloud, and will Stu prove to be a liability when push comes to shove?
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Really enjoyed reading this premiere story from the author. Great twist at the end leaves you at the edge of your seat! Don't want to spoil it for you...highly recommended.
Terror...suspense...edge of your seat bone-chilling concepts....this short story has them all. Jax and Stu have an important delivery to make and only a short window of time to deliver it in. Before they can complete the drive, they come upon a cloud of dark, angry, lightning-bolt spewing ash obliterating the view ahead and making both men wish they could turn tail and retreat,. Alas, they must forge ahead...not in the safe confines of their secure vehicle...but on their trembling feet. Pyroclastic clouds are scary enough laden as they are with poisonous fumes, molten rock and other noxious core of the earth stuff, but Kevin Hopson masterfully notches the fear level up many degrees by adding more obscure and unexpected terror just in case our spines aren't feeling the yellow-striped heebie-jeebies enough. I found myself wanting to squeeze my eyes shut, fold my arms tightly in around me...and run! But the coward in me was overruled by the excited reader...so on I read. Mr. Hopson takes you straight into the hell of that treacherous cloud right along with Stu and Jax...so prepare yourself for a journey that is at its spine tingling-best. I'm not going to give it away, but you really do not want to miss reading this powerful short story...and then journey on to the rest of this authors many spine-tingling stories. His talent for sending chills up and down your spine grows with each new offering.