THE GARDEN OF FEAR
By Dane Hatchell
A fun and creepy little tale.
A garden gnome carved from a cypress tree harbors the soul of a shop keeper’s grandfather. The gnome comes to life to avenge the death of his grandson and falls victim to the same murderer. Death cannot contain the creature’s vengeance. It returns hungry for human flesh and seeks souls to build a Dark Army.
Some short stories are plain and simple worth your time and money. This 99 cent stand alone short story is one of those.
The Garden of Fear is a fun and creepy little read on the surface, and it is worth buying for that alone. But there is more to it than that. Beneath that is a tale of generations of hate for the unforgivable. Hate creates an evil and terror all its own that corrupts and pollutes everything in its path. The surprising depth and skillful story telling of this short tale makes it a “5 Star” in our world.
Print Length: 21 pages
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
Horror Short Story
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About the Author: Dane Hatchell
Dane Hatchell was born and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He works in the manufacturing industry by the shores of the Mississippi River.
He is the author of the novels: Prehistoric WWII, Lost World of Patagonia, Lost World II: Savage Patagonia, and RESURRECTION X. Co-author of the novella: SLIPWAY GREY, and the novels: INSURGENT Z, THE DARK TIMES, and Sown in Blood. Multiple short stories by Dane have appeared in various anthologies over the last few years.