Judges of Hades: And Other Simon Ark Stories by Edward D. Hoch
By Edward D. Hoch
Five vintage stories of murderous evil—and the immortal who was once selected to struggle for what's right
In a small city close to Washington, DC, seventy-three villagers make the spontaneous selection to jump from a cliff to their deaths. They go away no clarification in the back of, yet neighborhood rumor indicates they have been being manipulated by means of an historical, evil energy. In a monastery in West Virginia, a monk fears his brothers—and is ultimately driven from the window of 1 of the towers. And in a city in Westchester County, ny, a self-proclaimed witch casts a spell on a bunch of girl collage students.
These are unusual situations, doubtless past the grab of reason—and ideal fodder for Simon Ark. A Coptic priest of the traditional international, he used to be condemned after the Crucifixion to stay ceaselessly, wandering the earth and rooting out evil. And within the small, shadowy corners of small-town the USA, he'll come upon nice evil certainly.
Read Online or Download Judges of Hades: And Other Simon Ark Stories PDF
Similar short stories books
A Schoolboy's Diary brings jointly greater than seventy of Robert Walser's unusual and beautiful tales, such a lot by no means sooner than on hand in English. beginning with a chain from Walser's first ebook, "Fritz Kocher's Essays," the entire lecture room assignments of a fictional boy who has met a tragically early loss of life, this option levels from sketches of uncomprehending editors, overly passionate readers, and dreamy artists to stories of devilish adultery, sexual encounters on a educate, and Walser's provider in international struggle I.
Huang Fan burst onto Taiwan's literary scene within the Nineteen Eighties, publishing pointed city snap shots and political satires that captured the interpreting public's recognition. After a long time of cutting edge paintings, he's now one in every of Asia's such a lot celebrated authors, an important to figuring out the improvement of Taiwanese literature over the last fifty years.
Miljenko Jergovic’s awesome début choice of tales, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him broad acclaim all through Europe. Croatian by means of beginning, Jergovic ? spent his youth in Sarajevo and selected to stay there all through lots of the warfare.
The authorative better half and follow-up to the acclaimed technological know-how Fiction corridor of repute recognizes the significance of fable to fashionable literature, and enshrine the 30 favourite brief tales of all time. selected via well known poll one of the one thousand pros who make their livings growing America's bestselling desires, those are the undisputed classics: The unforgettable tales that encouraged and formed the mind's eye at paintings within the box this day.
- Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The unpublished stories
- Just When Stories
- Dear Life: Stories
- The Dybbuk and Other Writings
- Stranger Things Happen
Additional resources for Judges of Hades: And Other Simon Ark Stories
Little black flies swarmed around the fruit. Sam stretched out one arm and grabbed a banana, and the monster trembled. He pulled but the banana wouldn’t break loose. He glanced down and around at the townsfolk. Everyone was silent, watching him, waiting, he thought, for him to make a mistake and fall. Crazy Sam Briggs. “Okay,” he said. ” He jerked at the banana, once, twice, and it came away in his hand. She groaned. Where the banana had been attached, bright red blood gathered and fell in slow drops to the dusty street below.
He let them bunch up at the door behind him, then stepped aside and switched on the light to reveal a lavishly appointed dinner table. The walls of the dining room had been papered white with a faint red rose pattern. A picture Stuart had first mistaken for a big photograph mimicked a window on one wall. When he looked a little closer he saw it was a painting. Not a very good painting. He doubted even a very good painting would have chased away the overwhelming sense of being underground. It had something to do with the way light and sound behaved, something about the earthy smell of the air.
There’s still time for negotiation, Jessica,” I said. ” Jessica was doing what the nanopeople thought was Mom’s voice. I wasn’t fooled. Mom never whined. Not the old Mom anyway. At least we had the nanopeople’s attention these days. At first, Jessica had not bothered to even acknowledge our existence. Then we started pushing Mom into water over her head, and Jessica decided to talk to us. I tied the big rubber bands to Mom’s boots. “The word is bungee, Jessica,” Ada said. My sister was becoming one scary chick, I thought, what with her horse tattoo and western hat and the ever-present toothpick in the corner of her mouth.