Friday, May 23, 2008
It's been quiet around here lately, but don't think I haven't been working. As always, I'm searching far and wide for a more permanent home for "The Coming Evil, Book Two: Enemies of the Cross". Not only that, but I've also taken this time to write an all-new short story set in the "World of Greensboro" entitled "The Coming Evil: Among The Dead". As you know, it's always been my dream to enlarge the mythology of "The Coming Evil" and I feel that I've taken a small step in that direction. Writing "Among The Dead" was purely an exercise in fun. I wrote it primarily for myself--as a vacation from the labyrinthine plot in the last two books of "The Coming Evil" saga. But, I enjoyed the short story so much, I wanted to share it with all of you, too.
The story takes place ten years before the events of "The Strange Man". 12-year-old Rosalyn Myers has just lost her dad and is dealing with the tragedy the best she knows how. When she befriends a local shut-in who tells stories about ghosts in the North Woods, Rosalyn questions whether she belongs with her friends and family, or her father...among the dead.
"Among The Dead" is meant to serve as a jumping-on point for new readers, but also rewards TCE fans with some extra knowledge of your favorite characters, as well as a few revelations that will come into play in "The Coming Evil, Book Two: Enemies of the Cross."
I've posted the story in four segments on my MySpace blog. Follow the links below or in the sidebar to read the entire chilling tale.