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“Six Miles to Bastogne” now available in new horror anthology from DAOwen Publications August 1, 2016

Posted by ambrosestolliker in News.

Muffled Scream - Corner of the EyeI am excited to announce that my short story, Six Miles to Bastogne, is now available for download in a new horror anthology from DAOwen Publications entitled Muffled Scream I: Corner of the Eye.

If you’re a fan of horror and history, I really think you’ll like this story, which poses the question: Are there places in our world that are inherently evil, and if there are, what effect do they have on those unfortunate enough to trespass within them?

Once again, I’d like to thank the editors at DAOwen for taking the time to read my story and for accepting it in their anthology, which I’m sure is chock full of great new horror writers.

Here’s the jacket cover version of what Six Miles to Bastogne is all about:

Europe. Early 1945. The German army is in retreat in the wake of a disastrous defeat at the Battle of the Bulge. The Allied armies relentlessly pursue their enemies east in a bid to bring six years of war and inhuman atrocity to an end.

Caught in the middle of it all is Corporal Tom Galloway and a squad of American soldiers. All Galloway wants to do is get home alive and in one piece, and with the Germans on the run, that day seems almost within reach. Then, something happens. While transporting a small group of German prisoners – including a stone-faced SS captain – back to headquarters, the squad’s truck breaks down less than a dozen miles from the Allied lines near the Belgian town of Bastogne. Making matters worse, the truck’s radio also mysteriously malfunctions, and the squad is cut off from all forms of help on the edges of the wild and supposedly haunted Ardennes Forest.

Feeling pressure to get the Germans back to headquarters for interrogation, the squad’s weak and ineffectual leader, Lieutenant Cargill, orders his men into the Ardennes with the German prisoners in tow. Not long after, deep-rooted divisions within the squad begin to take hold. Galloway faces off against the cruel and unbalanced Sergeant Rawls, pitting half the squad against the other. The deeper into the woods the men go, the uglier the tension between those loyal to Galloway and those loyal to Rawls becomes. The situation goes from bad to worse when, within hours, it becomes obvious that the squad is hopelessly lost and there appears to be no way out of the forest.

Please do check it out and let me know what you think. This story was a blast to write and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.






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