“Sleep Paralysis” by Dale Bailey

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As an elderly man, he worries about impending death. Though the recurring night terrors only make things worse, he finds solace in his young wife’s arms. When rumors of infidelity arise, he retires and vows to spend as much time with her as he can. She, however, is not as eager to meet him halfway. Growing weary of her absence, he’s left with one final method of persuasion.

Sleep Paralysis

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About the Author
A winner of both the Shirley Jackson Award and the International Horror Guild Award, Dale Bailey is the author of The End of the End of Everything: Stories and The Subterranean Season, both out in 2015, as well as The Fallen, House of Bones, Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay, Jr.), and The Resurrection Man's Legacy and Other Stories. His work has twice been a finalist for the Nebula Award and once for the Bram Stoker Award, and has been adapted for Showtime Television's Masters of Horror. He lives in North Carolina with his family.
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