TRIGGERS is an original short story, published as a first limited edition of 100 paperback copies (numbered). SIGNED by author John M. McIlveen. This edition is available exclusively from Haverhill House Publishing via this web site or at live events.
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An arm, freakishly long and thick, reaches in.
Piercing the intense light.
The pale skin is matted with dark, bushy hair and riddled with a host of dime-sized scars, long since healed.
It swipes the air, missing us.
It grasps my hair pulls me through the opening, into the basement …
Praise for TRIGGERS
“I had the distinct pleasure of hearing this story read live … if one can call an unsettling, spine-chilling occurrence a distinct pleasure (which, quite frankly, I do). McIlveen’s characters ring true to life, and his prose is absolutely stunning, but it’s his mastery of the slow-build of suspense that makes Triggers so memorable. His entire story is built around a theme that is in and of itself unspeakably horrific, and yet he makes it even scarier by ‘slow playing’ his hand in a manner that would make the late, great Charles L. Grant proud. Truly a tale befitting of his company’s ‘Twisted’ moniker.”
— Matt Bechtel, author of Monochromes and Other Stories