- Paperback: 102 pages
- Publisher: Carnifex Press; 1st edition (September 15, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978958306
- ISBN-13: 978-0978958305
- Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,748,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Then Comes The Child
"A gritty, realistic tale, well told by two writers that fuse to speak in a fascinating voice...one worth hearing from again. An excellent yarn of horror and the humans enmeshed in it." --Steven L. Shrewsbury, author of Godforsaken,Thoroughbred, and Black Ribbon of Josephine
I think the scariest thing about this novella is that a newlywed couple even thought about writing it! While returning from a work-assignment (covering a voodoo festival in Africa for a travel magazine), Dennis is handed a souvenir by a co-worker; a small, stone statue of a fertility god, said to bring luck to people having trouble getting pregnant. Dennis arrives home and is greeted by his lovely wife Alison. All is well with them, except for the fact she can t get pregnant. While Dennis tries to work on his article later that night, Alison comes into the den and again has sex with him...only this time things seem strange. Not too long after this, Dennis comes to Alison one evening, and violently rapes her. Needless to say, the couple discover they have become the targets of an evil sex demon--but the bile-laced guacamole really starts to fly when Alison becomes pregnant by the creature s hell spawn--and what ensues is a mixture of It s Alive, Tales from the Crypt, and extreme stories such as John Everson s recent novella, Failure. Although the plot of Then Comes the Child is standard horror fare, the story is saved by the great pace put forth by Fulbright and Hawkes; it moves quickly, and features several disturbing images fans of dark horror will love. What more could horror fans ask for? --THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW. Review by Nick Cato. www.novellopublishers.com
Angeline Hawkes and Christopher Fulbright have midwifed a tale of terror that by contrast makes Rosemary's Baby look like a wimp, Damien's omen a foretelling of nothing much important, and Bradbury's "Small Assassin" a cuddly ball of fluff. --C. Dean Andersson, author of Raw Pain Max, I Am Dracula, the Bloodsong Saga, and Torture Tomb
About the Author
Christopher Fulbright is a former journalist turned technical writer, with short stories published in Haunts, Dark Wisdom, Thirteen Stories, Outer Darkness, and High Ferocity to name just a few. Christopher works for an Internet technology company in Texas, where he lives with his wife, writer Angeline Hawkes. Visit his website at christopherfulbright.com. Angeline Hawkes received a B.A. in Composite English Language Arts from Texas A&M University - Commerce. Her collection, The Commandments, was a 2006 Bram Stoker Award finalist. She has seen the publication of novels, novellas, collections, stories in 40 anthologies and over 100 short fiction publications. Visit her website: angelinehawkes.com.
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