In a post-apocalyptic world, where there are virtually no human beings left, mutated monsters roam free. The new world is now inhabited by merciless, furless Apoc-wolves, abominable, giant crab-scorpion hybrids, and many more nameless predators.
One of such monsters is the screecher, a massive beast evolved to kill and survive. One screecher, after losing its family, decides to get out of the abandoned city and explore the areas beyond. Its surviving nephew also opts to tag along with it, albeit at a distance.
other hand, a trio of human survivors flees their burnt-down community in
search of greener pastures. These two stories collide in a surprisingly tender
manner in Screechers, a post-apocalyptic novella by Kevin Kennedy and
year 2161, the rise of the chimera precipitated a catastrophic event (called
the Reckoning) that wiped away the human population from the Earth, barring a
few people. Generations later, descendants of those survivors are leading a
rustic life within walled villages, afraid to go beyond the boundaries due to
the fear of the chimeras. Further, they honor traditions and have a deep
mistrust for technology.
Root, however, is different. Blind daughter of the village guardian, her
endless curiosity and impertinence test her fellow villagers’ patience. A
tragic event leads her to the wild country beyond the village walls where she
learns the truth about her ancestors, and how the world she inhabits has come
to this state.
Imagine this, if you
will. Your little daughter is playing in a lush green park. You are sitting
with your friends there, a little away from your daughter. Suddenly, there
is a high-pitched scream. You are startled and frightened to see it’s your kid who is screaming. You are
horrified to see deep scratches on her hands and neck as if a ferocious animal
had attacked her. But there is no vicious creature in sight. Strange?
Residents of North Laketon, Michigan—an idyllic community—are grappling with such bizarre incidents. Brooke Davis arrives at this seemingly serene place with her daughter and pet dog with hopes of a new future. However, they are soon going to find out something sinister is hiding in North Laketon. Read The Night of the Sciurus: A Western Michigan Tale of Terror by Linda Watkins to discover what.
Welcome to a new
Earth, inhabited by extraterrestrial predators that are blind but have a razor-sharp
hearing. They attack anything that makes noise. Consequently, most of the human
and animal population has been annihilated. To survive, you must be deathly quiet.
female scientists construct the world’s first time machine in 1967. However, one
of them suffers a breakdown on the day they showcase their invention to the
world. To protect the project’s future, she is ostracized from that group, and
her contributions are erased from history.
Five decades later, time travel is a profitable business and an elite profession. A young woman, Ruby, knows that her grandmother, Barbara, was the time-travel pioneer who went mad, but nobody in her family talks about it. One fine morning, Barbara receives a cryptic message from the future conveying about the murder of a woman. Who is she? Can she be saved?