By D. A. Dalessandro
There's a horror as outdated because the sea. for hundreds of years, it has stalked unsuspecting sailors and is actually the stuff of legends. deadly and incessant, it strikes by means of evening and moves all at once. within the yr 1856, it has come to the remoted island of Nantucket to feed. Screenwriter D.A. Dalessandro ("Snakes On A Plane") channels Bram Stoker and Jules Verne in his meticulously researched twist at the Gothic horror novel. whilst Harvard scientific scholar Balthazar Andrews arrives to envision a physique chanced on tired of blood, he's drawn into an experience that shatters his figuring out of technological know-how and the wildlife. fortunately, he acquires a stalwart ally-eighteen-year-old Prudence Mott, a feisty Quaker with a devotion to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As our bodies pile up, Balthazar and Prudence assemble an eccentric naturalist, a crusty soldier of fortune and a Samoan whale hunter in a determined quest to smash the creature they name "Anathema."
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Just before the end of the block, she came to an alley. She knew this alley well, having walked it often with Duane. Decently lighted, it passed behind several small shops, a couple of private schools, and finally the laundromat and Speed-D-Mart. On the other side of the alley were the back fences, carports and garbage bins of several houses and apartment buildings. Pausing, she studied the alley. Wrappers and leaves were tumbling along its pavement. Pages from newspapers were performing low-level aerial acrobatics.
Instead of a net shirt and skimpy shorts, however, he wore a tank top and cut-off jeans. His partner, long black hair blowing in the wind, wore a tank top and cut-off jeans and white cowboy boots. Though only able to see the brunette from behind, Sherry was pretty sure she must be a woman. As they drove alongside the couple, she got a side view and saw the brunette’s large breasts swinging and bouncing unrestrained inside the tank top. “Guess it’s not them,” Toby said. “Doesn’t look that way,” said Sherry.
She resisted the urge. She kept on resisting the urge. He’ll be here any second, she told herself. Finally, she looked. 10:41. She grimaced. He’s been gone half an hour, she thought. The damn store’s only two blocks away. He could’ve walked and gotten back ten minutes ago. Something went wrong. He was in a wreck or walked into a hold-up or… Wait! She suddenly huffed out a laugh. I know what went wrong, she told herself. He got to the Speed-D-Mart all right, no trouble, but found out that they didn’t carry condoms.
Anathema by D. A. Dalessandro