In Wrath and Fire: 25 Dark Tales

In Wrath and Fire: 25 Dark Tales

Stark Raven Press is proud to present our latest book from author Emmanuel Paige. This is an exceptional collection of short stories titled In Wrath and Fire: 25 Dark Tales due to be released on January 1st, 2020.

“I Am a Voodoo Zombie” is the story of Derek Morton, a mild-mannered library custodian, who complains one too many times about his noisy neighbor and gets cursed by a Voodoo spell. In “The Redemption of Annabelle Hartman,” retribution comes quickly for two bumbling, petty crooks who bribe an elderly widow and threaten her legacy. “The Recital” is the story of Sonya Emswhiller, a blind woman, who plays the piano during a recital on her eighteenth birthday and escapes captivity to end up in the arms of her one true love, amidst an act of revenge so foul it defies comprehension. “Toadstools,” is the story of Richie Stanton, a bookstore proprietor, who discovers exotic toadstool that thrive on human flesh, propagated through pernicious spores hibernating in the pages of old books. In the novella “The Angel’s Ballad,” Lucas Kirby, a high school student, finds a guitar at a yard sale that summons a beautiful but merciless angel. In “The Restroom Haunt,” Spencer Hawkins, an attorney, meets his fate at the hands of a psychotic troll who resides in the basement of the high-rise building.

This book contains twenty-five dark tales of terror that examine the existence of zombies, ghosts, trolls, demons, psychopaths and madness, murderers, lovers, and haters. These stories delve deeply into themes of wickedness and wrath, everlasting fire, rage and hatred, horror and dread, death and murder, eternal love and sweet revenge. Shocking and riveting, these dark and frightening tales come directly from the mind of Emmanuel Paige . . . a place where nightmares are born—and can be found only In Wrath and Fire.

The 25 Stories Inside:

The Redemption of Annabelle Hartman — Retribution comes quickly to two bumbling, petty crooks who try to bribe an old woman out of her money and legacy, but her honor is restored and she is redeemed.

I Am a Voodoo Zombie — Derek Morton meets his neighbor, Farji Babangida, and is exasperated when he discovers Farji makes too much noise upstairs, and after Derek complains one too many times he gets cursed with a Voodoo spell.

Fireweed — An elderly couple find eternal bliss in fireweed flowers and loons on the lake.

The Black Dog — A black dog runs out in the road in a near miss hit and run and brings to light a brutal crime of passion.

Hilljacks — Three friends go on an afternoon fishing trip and find they have trespassed into a deadly situation.

The Recital — A blind woman named Sonya Emswhiller plays the piano during a recital on her birthday and escapes captivity to end up in the arms of her one true love.

A Fugative’s Hideout — A bank robbing duo pulls a heist and think they have escaped only to find they have run directly into the realm of madness.

The Dead Horse Saloon — After a deadly automobile accident, the sole survivor staggers into a seedy bar with sultry exotic dancers, a motley throng of patrons, and watered down beer.

A Clean Slate — A mobster moves to the country in a witness relocation program, but some local punks discover his secret and threaten to expose him.

The Angel’s Ballad — Music played on a guitar purchased at a yard sale summons an admirer who longs to be loved.

Road Rage — A road rage victim delivers comeuppance to a psychopath in grand style.  

A Strange Encounter — An encounter with extra-terrestrials pushes two friends to the breaking point, changing their lives forever.

Dumb and Lucky — A man with dumb luck named Lucky goes to prison, framed for a terrible murder he didn’t commit.

The Green Glass Eye — During a vacation to the Pacific Coast a man learns of a terrifying history surrounding the hotel where he and his wife are staying.

A Case of Mistaken Identity — Mistaken identity leads to a misfortune at a convenience store.

The Ultimate Masterpiece — An author struggles against writer’s block and eventually creates his ultimate masterpiece.

Revenge is a Dish Best Served With a Cold Beer — An overworked employee takes out his angst on his boss and the coworkers then takes an early lunch.

The Old Man and the Dancing Bees — An old man discovers a bee’s nest in an abandoned building and is forever changed by the strange insects residing within.

Pyromance — A pyromaniac falls head over heels for a dark, mysterious woman and meets his fate.

The Cursed Stone — Some college kids go out to a cemetery in the woods late one night in search of a ghostly legend.

Scared Crow — A crow with the ability to speak, warns of an impending disaster.

Toadstools — There are strange toadstools growing here, thriving on the remnants of human remains, propagated through pernicious spores.

Underneath the Bridge — A musician hanging out under a bridge passes into obscurity, almost famous for a moment, and uncovers a dark and foul crime beyond measure.

The Restroom Haunt — An attorney who chases ambulances and divorcees meets a strange little man in the restroom at his workplace and winds up flushed with excitement.

The Curse of the Elder Race — A magician who moonlights as a professional thief winds up in a ritual of strange worship that will leave him forever changed.

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