It s okay, there s nothing there, Eli reassured himself He walked over to the room and grabbed the door handle, his hair standing on edge and sweat flowing from every pore in his body One Deep breath Two Deeper breath Three Eli threw open the door and stood shocked Behind the door Eli saw two men One was in a bathtub with red ice surrounding his blue body Beside him a man was sitting on a stool next to a table The table had many brownish red lumps piled in a bloody heap, and on top of the pile was the distinct shape of a human tongue The man sitting next to the bathtub turned and looked at Eli, his eyes were sunken and he had patches of missing hair where it had been pulled out His lips parted in a crazy smile revealing a large number of broken teeth, and he pointed the scalpel he held in his blood covered hand at Eli It s too late for him too, said the man in a high pitched voice, drooling in anticipation, like a dog with a bone Eli stood frozen, his brain issued a hundred different commands that his body would not obey The man let out bone chilling cackle and, with lightning quickness, sunk the blade of the scalpel into Eli s left thigh The pain hit Eli like a train and he was instantly brought back to reality He looked over at the parrot, who was now calm and quiet Its mysterious gray eyes connected with Eli s, and he felt as if the bird was staring into his soul Eli turned and ran through the open door as fast as his pain infused leg would let him he got into his room and threw the door closed behind him Excerpt, The Bird RoomThe Bird Room is a collection of seventeen tales of horror, the paranormal, and the unknown This anthology will chill the soul and leave the reader wondering what if Download The Bird Room – bluevapours.co.uk
A Virginia born fiction author who has spent much of his life in the Outer Banks, North Carolina and currently calls central Florida home In third grade, his mother got him a typewriter and it was love at first sight He has published two short story anthologies The Bird Room and 40,000 , one young adult novel Helena that is currently undergoing a full rewrite, and has countless works in production Specializing in the speculative, science, fantasy, horror, and paranormal fiction genres, Hofmann has a little something for most fiction lovers.
- 170 pages
- The Bird Room
- Chad Hofmann
- 02 July 2019 Chad Hofmann