A young girl witnesses something horrific from her bedroom window, a scene which snatches away her childhood innocence and replaces it with terror. Her life becomes a routine of desperation filled with shadows and darkness, void of any hope. Her home becomes her prison, her life an unending cycle of despair. And her nightmares are of the worst kind, ones which are not separated by the barrier between dream and reality.
"Slow but efficient creation of mood and unsettling spooky plot developments just out of clear sight, in many ways reminiscent of the 20th century classical stories by (the likes of) Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, M.R. James, or the Irishman, J.S. LeFanu... Do yourself a favor and read THE WATCHING...and then underline that name: Paul Melniczek." - Gene O'Neill, Author of Shadow of the Dark Angel
"There's only a handful of young writers I will drop whatever I am doing to read...Paul Melniczek is one of them. Atmospheric, lyrical storytelling at its best. He always delivers." - Richard Chizmar, Cemetery Dance.
"Literate, well-written, and scary as Hell Halloween treats. Each story resonates with an awareness and deep appreciation of past classics. The concluding tale, "The Attic Door," is a richly compelling read, easily justifying by itself the cost of the collection. Highly recommended." - Gene O'Neill, Stoker Award winning author of JADE and DEATHFLASH.
"Paul Melniczek writes about Halloween as if it's his birthday, Christmas and the Fourth of July all rolled up into one!" - Al Sarrantonio, author of over 40 books including the ORANGEFIELD cycle, BABYLON 5, and MASTERS OF MARS.
Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase + discounted trade paperback: deluxe hardcover numbered 1-13, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, slipcase and dust jacket. Includes the trade paperback edition at a very discounted price of just $5 (note: trade paperback edition will be shipped at a later date).
Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase: numbered 1-13, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, slipcase and dust jacket.
Trade Paperback: 6" x 9", 12 point full color cover, 60lb. natural vellum stock, first 100 copies signed by the author.
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