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Jason Marinko's Starry Nightmares

Jason Marinko’s Starry Nightmares is a collection of dark reality-inspired short stories, a hard-hitting companion to his revenge saga, Time the Avenger. Unique in its gritty, urban, and bleak rural landscapes with characters that personify reality-based horror, here is a taste of some of the settings and stories that comprise this collection:

A public park where a teenager is confronted with evil that will have him fighting for his life. An inner-city couple stalled at the peak of a mountain road. A group of friends looking to make money by shoveling snow who encounter every parent’s nightmare.

These roads you have traveled and homes you have stepped into blissfully unaware are places where innocence and hope in humanity have perished. Where humans have committed atrocities upon one another under a starlit sky and few have survived to recant.

Uncensored and unflinching, Jason Marinko’s Starry Nightmares is suggested for mature readers only.

*Excerpt from Final Room Jamie

One afternoon after his mother returned from the pharmacy with his medication, Jamie put on one of his deceased father’s suits and covered his face with his little sister’s Jem and The Holograms Halloween mask, then hid behind the front door. When his mother reentered the house, he tackled her to the ground, beat her, and attempted to rape her. He was only thwarted by a neighbor that saw the incident playing from the open doorway. By the time Rodger and Marvin graduated, the gossip was that “Crazy Jamie” was locked up in an insane asylum. Until tonight. Marvin was cursing Sal in his mind for not letting them get takeout as Jamie’s hard breathing was felt along his neckline.

“So what have you guys been up to?” Jamie said, then cut off his own question only to ask another.

“Was that Corrine sitting here with Rhonda? Damn that bitch is still hot. I used to have to go to the bathroom in school and jerk it strong to her big ass titties.

“STARRY NIGHTMARES is a highly original, spine-chilling collection of short stories and poems tailor-made for readers who like the violence graphic. Bad karma stalks many of the characters, often delivering grisly comeuppances, although surprise ending make it impossible to reliably predict who will survive. The stories and poems are adeptly crafted with gripping plots.” Susan, Editor at Palmetto Publishing