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“The Water Tower” by John Mantooth

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Jeremy has overheard his brother claiming there’s an alien in the water tower. Anxious to see for himself, he drags along Heather, who is obliged to join in the trek through the woods if only to be free from her mother and that soulless trailer park. But the path they take holds dark secrets and their destination may reveal a far more disturbing truth than they anticipated.


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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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