The Thing in the Woods
by Matthew W Quinn
Seventeen-year-old James Daly thought moving from Atlanta to small-town Edington senior year would kill him, but he didn’t mean it literally.
But his father bought a bigger house to go with a promotion, only to lose his job when the housing bubble popped. Now James has to work at Best Buy to help pay their underwater mortgage. He can’t wait until he turns eighteen and can leave Edington forever.
But when a local boy challenges him to an ATV race near a tree farm most avoid, things get much worse. James’ rival is slaughtered by a tentacled horror emerging from a nearby pond. The monstrosity has been worshiped by a sinister coven since before the Civil War, and its devotees don’t like their secrets threatened.
Now alongside Amber Webb, a local girl he doesn’t like liking, and a renegade cult member, James must fight cultists and their predatory master, The Thing In The Woods.
Category: Science Fiction – Alien Invasion