Closing My Eyes Helps Me To See Clearly

Closing My Eyes Helps Me To See Clearly

Kipp Poe Speicher

Horror / Short Stories

A dark vision of the end of the worldThese two short stories will twist and torment your mind as you unravel the paradox within them. A desperate dash to save a life, realizing one’s own fate, and a man mentally snapping at life’s issues: these stories dive into the dark side and may keep you up at night.When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This story appeared originally in the anthology Dragons of Darkness, edited by Orson Scott Card. 9000 words, plus excerpt from the novel that followed. "Though All the Mountains Lie Between" formed the seed of two novels, Dragons in the Stars and Dragon Rigger, both published in print by Tor Books. They are available in the omnibus Dragon Space (in the author's edition, available on Smashwords), or individually (in E-Reads editions, available in most other ebook stores).
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The Rot

The Rot

Kipp Poe Speicher

Horror / Short Stories

What starts as a normal morning turns into a complete nightmare, What would you do if you could not find a breath of fresh air, and all you could smell was The Rot.Review by: Chantale Reve on Mar. 21, 2011 : I have just read "The Rot" and am absolutely chilled to the bone. With an economy of words but an expanse of compassion, Speicher keeps the reader of this cryptic tale in suspense until the end. Palpable, odorous, stifling and frightening, Speich's masterful flash fiction left me wobbly in the shoes of his everyman protagonist. Also includes BONUS short stories "Closing My Eyes Helps Me To See Clearly, and a new edit of DIE ALREADY, and now my new short "i" and, "It Was The Dead Who Groaned Within" all five books in one collection.
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