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Cornhusker: Demon Gene (A Short Story) [Kindle Edition]

Timothy C. Ward , Lyndon Perry , Bryan Thomas Schmidt , Titus Welch
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

First accepted in A Flame in the Dark's Monsters! anthology, "Cornhusker: Demon Gene" pits a young man's desire to live a long life against the sudden realization that his worst fears have come true. He has the Demon Gene and has only hours left before becoming a monster. Jessica Bell would pick this day to have lunch with him.

Product Details

  • File Size: 593 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CW44M2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #952,545 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 25, 2013
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Exceptional work of literature. Kept me in awe the whole time. I felt that though it was a short story, the characters were well developed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth your dollar! May 29, 2014
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Tim Ward accomplishes a lot in 20 pages here. It's creepy, it's dark, and yet I found a sort of lightened balance to it that did not detract from the story. It hits the right kind of horror notes for me, primarily in that it's focused on polished prose and good images over trying to scare you for the sake of scaring. Recommended for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars powerful April 9, 2014
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I am usually not a fan of short stories but this one blew my mind. An original idea that is masterfully written. I can't wait for more from this author!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great short story... March 3, 2014
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I’m just going to say it: I LOVE GORE! Now, this wasn’t overly gory to me, but keep in mind that I LOVE gore. So, this had enough to keep my interest, but I don’t think it’s over the top for anyone who reads horror. The reason I mention this is because I think the gory parts were beautifully written. I had a clear image of what was happening, which was great!

I read that Ward had cut down the length, and I must say I’m disappointed. I had the feeling I was walking through a haunted house; you know, the kind with all sorts of crazy stuff to see and take in. Instead of moseying along so I could absorb every detail, I felt like someone had a hand on my back and was ushering me along faster than I wanted. I kept looking over my shoulder saying: But wait, that was cool.

Regardless, it was an enjoyable, fast-paced read. The descriptive parts were superb and I found myself clenching my teeth in fear and... well, just read the book. It was delightfully disgusting and, oddly, moving.
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More About the Author

Former Executive Producer of Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast and website, Timothy C. Ward grew up on DragonLance, Stephen King, and Dune. Read how he blends these influences in his serialized thriller, Scavenger: Evolution, where sand divers uncover death and evolution within America's buried fortresses. Parts one and two, Red Sands and Blue Dawn, are now available on Kindle. Sign up to his newsletter ( for exclusive news and giveaways.

A novel in submission, Caroline, is about a prospective college student who sees the apocalypse open up in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss.

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