Milestone: The Collected Stories, Volume One
From the Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and JACK & JILL. Somewhere out west there is a town called Milestone. You will not find it on any map. If you're lucky, you won't find it at all. Once a thriving mining community, the few souls who still dwell there know nothing... show more
From the Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and JACK & JILL.
Somewhere out west there is a town called Milestone. You will not find it on any map. If you're lucky, you won't find it at all.
Once a thriving mining community, the few souls who still dwell there know nothing of hope and everything of damnation. Because Milestone may appear near-death, a ghost town in the making, but it is very much alive.
There are the stories of invisible barriers that open and close the borders on a whim, sometimes fatally, the whispers of a man in a top hat who comes cycling up out of the darkness of the abandoned mine to change the fate of the town, the buried music box that summons him, the people with unnatural powers, the old man who counts stacks of pennies and prays they never fall...and the fires that burn brightly with the sounds of screams.
Milestone is very much alive, and those unlucky souls trapped within its borders have little choice but to learn the true nature of their prison, or become its latest victim.
And even as they fight against the inevitable, the borders continue to expand.
Milestone is growing.
Included in the following book are the novellas “The Witch”, “Saturday Night at Eddie’s”, “Thirty Miles South of Dry County” and “The Palaver”.
Publish date: 2014-04-05
Publisher: Elderlemon Press
Pages no: 183
Edition language: English
I'm glad I ventured to read more Kealan Patrick Burke and wasn't entirely turned off by the lackluster Turtle Boy. It led me to this collection. This absolutely marvelous collection. In this collection are four separate stories, each packed to the brim with true horror of the human variety, not ju...
Welcome to Milestone...Contained within this collection are four tales that are an excellent introduction to the only town in literature to out-weird the infamous burg of Oxrun Station. Each story is a mosaic puzzle piece, complete in and of itself, that changes the reader's perceptions of it's cont...