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“A Long Fall Into Nothing” by John Mantooth

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When his mother died, a persistent need for violence began to grow inside Jake. Years later, he’d had his share, and he was just learning to repress his desire to cause harm. Then, he met Larry, and uneasy school bus chit-chat leads to adventures of depravity – and Jake comes to realize what deep-seeded rage looks like from someone who has no reason to bottle it up.

A Long Fall Into Nothing

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About the Author
John Mantooth is an award-winning author whose short fiction has been published in Crime Factory, Thuglit, and the Stoker winning anthology, Haunted Legends (Tor, 2010), among others. He's represented by Alec Shane of Writers House. His first book, Shoebox Train Wreck, was released in 2012 from Chizine Publications. His debut novel, The Year of the Storm, came out in 2013 from Berkley. He lives in Alabama with his wife, Becky, and two children.
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