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Art by  Ichisip RR Galle 

THE QUAKING ASPEN

 

One year after the death of his daughter, Mitch thought a forest fire lookout tower would be the perfect place to drown his sorrows in scotch. But a bond blossoms via radio with fellow fire-spotter, Sid Doyle, and the burden of his self-destructive despair begins to lighten—at least, until the trees start talking.

Something sinister lurks in the aspens. As he is forced to relive past nightmares and suffer fits of violent amnesia, the woods threaten to reveal a dark secret Mitch is desperate to hide. Trapped in a forest where reality and illusion blur, he must fight not only for his sanity, but for his final chance at redemption—before the trees drive him to a madness from which there will be no return.

ANTHOLOGIES