So I have been reading through this anthology and it’s all pretty good…
But today I’m going to share a short story from the September issue by author, Candace Robinson aka Literary Dust, called “A Layer Hidden”.
A Layer Hidden (Deadman’s Tome: Final Contact/ September Issue)
Deadman’s Tome presents First Contact. This volume of galactic terror features stories that warn of the consequences of bold space exploration, exploitative mining, venturing too far, and contact with foreign entities. You see, dear reader, we are not alone, and our first contact might just be our last!
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What is it about aliens that you fear most? Is it the unknown, the thought that they could possess superior intelligence? For me, it’s the stories and movies about parasitic aliens that use us as hosts that give me the heebie jeebies, and Candace has reinforced that fear with her short story.
Imagine being on a spaceship with your loved ones. You are bound for a new home, a better one. Basically, you think you are starting a fresh, new life with your family but then it all goes horribly wrong!
I loved this little nightmare of a story! it’s short but fierce and if you’re a fan of sci-fi, you will love it too. As always with Candace, the writing is fantastic and the scares are plentiful.
Honestly, I really recommend the whole anthology, and choose your favourite. “A Layer Hidden” was mine.