Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association


Pray Lied Eve: Short Tales of the Untoward

Kaia is haunted by fingerprints marring the basement door. No matter how hard she scrubs, they return day after day. The only things in the cellar are old Halloween decorations, and she double checks, everyday. Connor has sighted the most miraculous and mysterious thing in his life. Either no one else can see them, or no one believes it. Ice balls larger than a fist smash to the ground regularly. When the church bells ring just right, another one falls. Laurel knows animals can talk. Sometimes they ask her to do things. One will explain why they have always been drawn to her. By that time, she has grown and so have they; into hideous demons with terrible demands.

Three tales of fear, confusion and hopelessness from the author of Nightface, Lydia Peever.

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One Response to Pray Lied Eve: Short Tales of the Untoward

  1. Matt Moore says:

    Read this. That’s all I have to say.

    OK, a little more? Lydia possess a talent to evoke the unsettling in the everyday details of life. This is not creepy-crawlies, heepy-jeepies of the super-bizarre-IT’S-SO-WEIRD!!!, but imagery and descriptions that leave dirt under the fingernails and a black smudge on your face that you’re not sure how it got there. It’s these everyday details that make these stories work, and make them so unsettling when things go bizarrely, inexplicably into the horrifying.

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