Brian Paone

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Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys)

So yes, that's the title of my new short story that will be published in a few months in the Scout Media anthology, "A Haunting of Words." The book will be a collection of short stories by authors from all over the world, and the only theme the authors had to work with was: all stories must involve a ghost and/or a haunting. There was no mandated genre, so I'm sure there are going to be some comedies, some romance, some horror, some drama, some sci-fi stories... all revolving around a haunting or a ghost.

My submission is a more drama than horror, and surrounds three senior grade high school students; one who is on more prescription meds than he probably needs to be; one who has taken out a restraining order on said pill-head; and the third is swinging by a rope deep inside the woods, waiting for the search party to find his lifeless body. The story is an adaptation of Porcupine Tree's "Fear of a Blank Planet" album.

The release date for the anthology will be announced shortly, and I'm really excited to see what other authors and stories will be alongside mine in this haunting collection.

.....more to come.

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