- By William Cook

One Way Ticket

  • Title: One Way Ticket
  • Author: William Cook
  • ISBN: 9781311050632
  • Page: 179
  • Format: ebook
  • One Way Ticket Fast Train To Hell From the belly of the swamp issues forth a visit in the middle of the night from a force as dark and unimaginable as hell itself Poor pig farmer Abel Laroux must battle the demons

    Fast Train To Hell .From the belly of the swamp issues forth a visit in the middle of the night from a force as dark and unimaginable as hell itself Poor pig farmer Abel Laroux, must battle the demons of his past as well as the nightmarish reality of the present, as he confronts a devilish visitor who has come to collect on an outstanding debt, inherited by Abel from Fast Train To Hell .From the belly of the swamp issues forth a visit in the middle of the night from a force as dark and unimaginable as hell itself Poor pig farmer Abel Laroux, must battle the demons of his past as well as the nightmarish reality of the present, as he confronts a devilish visitor who has come to collect on an outstanding debt, inherited by Abel from his forefathers.Bonus Features Includes an excerpt from the author s novel, Blood Related the long poem The Temper of The Tide , in its entirety.Warning contains adult content themes of supernatural psychological horror.

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    1. William Cook is one of those authors in the horror/fantasy field I keep hearing about but I have yet to reach in and explore the depths of his talent. I have read a book of his poems and found them quite engaging in a darkly fantastique way. In One Way Ticket we have an example of his short fiction and a fine one it is. Even if I did not read his poetry, I would have guessed we had a poet among us because of the beautiful descriptions and the instant immersion into an eerie and tense environment [...]

    2. The summary left me with the promise of a good story; I was suckered into the read and, for a short story, it wasn't half bad. The blurb is perfect. The author lured me in with great detail, allowing me to see what I believe he saw while writing. The story is eerie but too darned short!​ The idea of having a family cursed for years and years is tough. You have to keep the facts straight and that's what happened. When you make a deal with the devil, you have to keep it, or be visited, revisited [...]

    3. Good but not enoughThe story was good and started off really well, however it just stopped. The writing kept me interested and was good enough and William cook is very talented but this book just didn't go anywhere as it was too short. Might read one of his longer novels.

    4. With "One Way Ticket" William Cook presents another shining example of his writing skills. And not only will you find an atmospheric and densely woven horror story in this book - there also is the full length poem "The Temper of the Tide".Horror stories of this linguistic quality are truly rare!

    5. All I'll say is thank the stars this was free. What a load of rubbish. Nothing about it was good. IT was more the author promoting him self after giving a taste of what could have been an amazing first story. Which by the way ends so suddenly and without explanation. Strange. Confused. Left me angry and unhappy. Not my cup of tea. Be warned it is more than short. The second story is just so different, it is like this author had a split personality and wrote with a different hand. Strange again. [...]

    6. The short story One Way Ticket was interesting hut for me not scary at all. The excerpt of Blood Related was good but the Temper of the Tide I did not like at all maybe because is was written in poetry form which I am not a big fan of.

    7. FragmentedA few odd short stories and a fragment of a longer novel, and a very disjointed "poem" at the end written by someone wanting to emulate allen poe and failing, badly.

    8. Great ReadCook pulls you into a swamp land full of horrifying, skin crawling history then leaves you awe struck with a pounding ending.

    9. Words of Seduction & Images of DeathMake no mistake, mes amis, words can seduce you. Their aroma and flavor affect your senses and draw you inside their existence inviting you to follow, images assaulting your mind, making you easily one with them. And so you will ride on the wings of the story in front of you. This is the power of William Cook's writing and the book One Way Ticket. His work has been described as a thoroughness of the craft of writing and the emotions. I second that idea.On [...]

    10. This reminds me of a song the Eagles did about going somewhere and realizing you can't leave. He's a good horror writer and weaves a story that draws you in from the first page. He does a good job of describing emotions. It's kind of like a series of three books in one. May not be appropriate for teens, but perfect for older readers who like vivid descriptions of the dark side of supernatural. Some of the writing sounds like songs, and that's part of why I mentioned what I did in the first sente [...]

    11. A chilling read.The imagery is stunning, the sense of anticipation and fear rising as the story progresses. We don't just get the horror of the story, it is imbued with emotion as well as a sense of history. Chillingly supernatural yet somehow believable that this could happen in such a desolate place.I'm not normally one to read poetry but I enjoyed the ones included at the end of this book.

    12. This book made no sense!?!?This book made absolutely no sense, why did other people rate it so highly? The stories were short and they did not end, they stopped in the muffler. One story (the last one) could not be read as the sentences made no sense!! Stupid!!

    13. Cook is ChillingSome of us might be up for a one way ticket away from our current location. If so this story is for you. It will grab you up and pull you in and take you on an unscheduled ride to a less than desirable destination.

    14. An o.k. short story. Not really anything I'd be interested in reading any more of. I think I'll be giving this author a pass and not read anything else. I have read 2 other stories by him and find he's just not what I wish to be reading.

    15. I See My ToesThis is a short story that scared the socks off of me! Just watch going on a train ride fraught with human body parts and a swamp full of hungry pigs. The author, William Cook, left me wanting more.

    16. Good, butNot clear that it's only a short story. Or an excerpt of a book? Not sure. Four more words, okay.

    17. One way ticket to hellShort, horror fiction just the way we like it. A Train made from body parts. Demons coming to collect! An epic poem concludes this great short. Dig in.

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