Dead Ends: Stories from the Gothic South

Dead Ends: Stories from the Gothic South

J.T. Ellison / Aug 26, 2019

Dead Ends Stories from the Gothic South Look at this picture Tell me what you see The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past especially its houses In this eclectic and impressive collection thirteen novelists were asked to b

  • Title: Dead Ends: Stories from the Gothic South
  • Author: J.T. Ellison
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  • Look at this picture Tell me what you see The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past especially its houses In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion They were given two requirements the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale An Look at this picture Tell me what you see The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past especially its houses In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion They were given two requirements the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale And they delivered From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that lie beneath the dust are disturbed and our worst nightmares begin Darkness lurks behind every corner, especially dead ends Contributors Jeff Abbott Helen Ellis Patti Callahan Henry Amanda Stevens Paige Crutcher Dana Chamblee Carpenter Laura Benedict Bryon Quertermous Dave White Lisa Morton David Bell J.T Ellison Ariel Lawhon Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 282 pages Published September 28th 2017 by Two Tales Press More Details ASIN B074Q3HVBS Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Dead Ends, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 26, 2018 Amalia Gavea rated it really liked it Shelves american literature, american south, contemporary, mystery horror, paranormal, short stories, usa It had been during the Autumn Awakening, a yearly festival when the town sets out candles and candy corn, filling the air with the scents of burning leaves and pumpkin spiced everything A festival meant to awaken the slumbering gods of autumn and bring good tidings for the season We all have read books and watched films about haunted houses They provide an endless source of exciting, eerie, frightening stories and when done correctly, they may make us turn on every single light in our hous It had been during the Autumn Awakening, a yearly festival when the town sets out candles and candy corn, filling the air with the scents of burning leaves and pumpkin spiced everything A festival meant to awaken the slumbering gods of autumn and bring good tidings for the season We all have read books and watched films about haunted houses They provide an endless source of exciting, eerie, frightening stories and when done correctly, they may make us turn on every single light in our house When done badly,though, they are a chore Uninspiring and dull Thankfully, this collection is anything but dull These aren t our average, playing it safe stories Think about that Many of us may remember a house of our neighborhood that looked mysterious and full of secrets A house above which the sky was always grey A house that made us take a longer route to avoid it Perhaps, it was just old, its owners unwilling or unable to take care of it OrThe stories in this collection are developed over different themes, set in different periods The characters are wonderful varied, the cities in which the stories take place change There are only two common denominators each story has features of the Southern Gothic genre and the setting is an old, dark house with an even darker past So, the readers begin a journey to the hypnotic, sensual, haunting land of the Southern states, from the Mississippi Delta to the Appalachians.A house provides the setting for an old family feud that carries on undiminished Women avenging the ones who had assaulted them in a post a apocalyptic world Horrors of the past that cannot be forgotten A wronged young woman seeks revenge.All stories included in the collection are strong, but some are memorable and unique The Death Doula was my favourite So haunting and frightening and moving And then, Stone Angels , a terrifying story echoing The Turn of the Screw , The Woman in Black and Burnt Offerings.Even those of us who are experienced readers of the genre will find something to love in the collection A gathering of tales for the autumn nights of Halloween, the sultry summer nights, the freezing, blackened evenings of winter But be sure to lock the doors and windows firstyou never know what the road ahead might bring My reviews can also be found on flag 86 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Aug 25, 2017 Mackey rated it really liked it Shelves my reviews, horror I m originally from the southern part of the US and there always will be a love for southern literature flowing in my veins There is something a little darker, brooding about southern tales Naturally when I saw this collection, Dead Ends Stories from the Gothic South, my heart began to race a little faster Gothic noir Old houses What could better It did not disappoint The premise each writer was given was to write about a photo of an old house that they were shown Each story, howev I m originally from the southern part of the US and there always will be a love for southern literature flowing in my veins There is something a little darker, brooding about southern tales Naturally when I saw this collection, Dead Ends Stories from the Gothic South, my heart began to race a little faster Gothic noir Old houses What could better It did not disappoint The premise each writer was given was to write about a photo of an old house that they were shown Each story, however, was as unique and creative as the writers themselves There were tales of haunted mansions, witches, ghosts, ghouls and even zombies While I admit that I did not read all of the stories, two simply were not my style or taste at all, there were some surprises I never have read about or seen anything concerning zombies but Women Zombies was my favorite short in the book I wanted of it Death Doula was a very close second favorite and the author now has a new fan This is a quick read and perfect for noir lovers or those just looking for a good Halloween tale flag 43 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Oct 23, 2017 David rated it it was amazing I m a little biased because my story is in the collectionbut my review is about my fellow authors An amazing, talented bunch who really produced great work here I m honored to be among them Enjoy flag 7 likesLike see review Sep 28, 2017 Kimberly rated it really liked it review of another edition I bought this to read Amanda Stevens story The Death Doula Creeptastic story flag 4 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Aug 25, 2017 J.T rated it it was amazing Review from the author Shelves books i wrote Audiobook version coming soon flag 17 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 09, 2017 Toni rated it it was amazing I adore single point inspiration stories You know, those ones that all start from the same image, or thought, or trigger Dead Ends, edited by JT Ellison, is just such a collection I read the first and immediately realized that this is a collection to be savored Trotted out for those occasions when you need good story, often accompanied by good wine, to take you away This collection is that and I will be savoring these stories in special moments flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 26, 2018 Rajmr64 Rajeev rated it liked it This book reads like a unique writing exercise, wherein the editor, J T Ellison has presented 13 short stories, which have been authored by different writers, based on a picture of a dilapidated Gothic mansion that was presented to them The only condition was that the house should figure in all the stories Interestingly, the kindle edition of the book even features the photo in question the one that was presented to the authors It depicts a dilapidated mansion in the Gothic style, unkempt gr This book reads like a unique writing exercise, wherein the editor, J T Ellison has presented 13 short stories, which have been authored by different writers, based on a picture of a dilapidated Gothic mansion that was presented to them The only condition was that the house should figure in all the stories Interestingly, the kindle edition of the book even features the photo in question the one that was presented to the authors It depicts a dilapidated mansion in the Gothic style, unkempt grounds, a broken down high gate at which a desolate man in a grimy suit is watching the mansion with his back to the camera It is quite an evocative picture, and sky is the limit as far as a writer s imagination can soar, as has been demonstrated by the tales that have been spun by these 13 authors Of the 13 stories, about 10 are outstanding 3 of the stories in the collection did not impress me much But, it was interesting to note as to how the authors have managed to narrate stories, merely using the picture of that desolate house as a prop True artistry, and that is why I feel the genre of short stories is both challenging as well as the most fruitful, provided the author gets the right mood as well as a credible plot into place flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Brandee rated it it was amazing An amazing collection of stories Each one so different from the others I love the premise for this book and hope to see a possible second go round Definitely one of my favorite reads flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 09, 2018 Rebeca F rated it really liked it This is a collection of stories by 13 authors that were shown a photo of an old mansion and were asked to write a story inspired by it and within the boundaries of the theme southern gothic I m a fan of that subject and thought it was a really cool and interesting exercise I bought it originally because of Amanda Stevens, but really enjoyed most of the stories, some were exquisitely eerie while others were downright creepy A fun read that will be throughly enjoyed by those into horror and s This is a collection of stories by 13 authors that were shown a photo of an old mansion and were asked to write a story inspired by it and within the boundaries of the theme southern gothic I m a fan of that subject and thought it was a really cool and interesting exercise I bought it originally because of Amanda Stevens, but really enjoyed most of the stories, some were exquisitely eerie while others were downright creepy A fun read that will be throughly enjoyed by those into horror and southern charm flag Like see review Nov 14, 2017 Claire Fullerton rated it it was amazing So much fun seeing how 13 authors can take the same premise of an enigmatic, dilapidated house and each turn it into something captivating An engaging, joyous book to have, and one I took my time going through between stories, so that I could pause and reflect I especially liked Amanda Steven s contribution She has a new fan in me Thank you J.T Ellison for spearheading this book It was a wonderful way for me to discover authors I might not have discovered otherwise flag Like see review Apr 01, 2018 Tina rated it really liked it Shelves creepy, ghosts, hauntings, scary, short stories, supernatural What do you get when 13 authors are presented with a picture of a creepy Southern gothic mansion and are instructed to build a short story around it This collection of haunting tales Some of them are outstanding, a couple were okay, and one seemed to be unfinished, or perhaps the start of a novel Altogether, it s a collection worth reading, and a place to find new authors to follow Recommended flag Like see review Dec 29, 2017 Cindy Stavropoulos rated it it was amazing Short Stories are AOKSoooo, this book is full of short stories in which each author is given the same photograph of an old mansion and they each write a story The stories all have commonalities such as mystery, ghosts, secrets, certain smells, etc Most I enjoyed very much and wanted the full novel format and didn t want them to end What a creative book combining so many mystery driven short stories flag Like see review Nov 07, 2017 Shirley stampartiste rated it liked it Shelves 2017 ultimate popsugar challenge Overall, an enjoyable short story read to meet the requirements for one of the Popsugar challenges Some of the stories were really creepy especially the ones involving children , some of them were just okay, and one was really a great story but the author did not wrap the story up very well no real ending A mix bag of stories flag Like see review Sep 20, 2018 J Carey rated it it was amazing Very enjoyable gothic anthologyA wide variety of wonderful gothic tales all set in the South They all worked very well and the range of stories was very fun My only complaint is that I wish some of them were longer flag Like see review May 08, 2018 Lyzz rated it it was amazing Shelves anthology Dead Ends, indeed These short stories are totally engrossing a feat accomplished with so few words Dark and often heart rending each is its own microcosm built around a single photo Read and enjoy flag Like see review Nov 19, 2017 Lynette Ott rated it it was amazing review of another edition Goosebumps Not to be read before bed 13 writers are shown a picture and asked to write a short story, with 2 conditions the story must be gothic, and Southern related Boy did they come through flag Like see review Apr 02, 2018 Liza Robertson rated it it was ok Some stories are pretty good, but a couple should be skipped for being dull or gross I still can t find a book similar to mine that I want published flag Like see review Oct 15, 2017 Annette rated it really liked it Shelves books read 2017 Really good selection of stories Can t say I loved all of them, a few were just weird I ve read books by a few of the authors here, will definitely be reading of them flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Melanie Johnson rated it liked it You had me at Southern Gothic flag Like see review Nov 25, 2017 Sara rated it liked it I loved Amanda Stevens s story The Death Doula, but wasn t super impressed with the others thus the 3 star rating flag Like see review Mar 13, 2018 Lisa rated it liked it The stories are good but I guess I just need them to be a little longer flag Like see review Ramtin rated it really liked it Mar 16, 2018 Anita Smith rated it really liked it Apr 04, 2018 Melissa Missy rated it liked it Jul 01, 2018 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        J.T Ellison began her career as a presidential appointee in the White House, where a nuclear physicist taught her how to obsess over travel itineraries and make a seriously good pot of Earl Grey, spawning both her love of loose leaf and a desire for control of her own destiny Jaded by the political climate in D.C she made her way back to her first love, creative writing More than 20 novels la J.T Ellison began her career as a presidential appointee in the White House, where a nuclear physicist taught her how to obsess over travel itineraries and make a seriously good pot of Earl Grey, spawning both her love of loose leaf and a desire for control of her own destiny Jaded by the political climate in D.C she made her way back to her first love, creative writing More than 20 novels later, she is an award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with thrillers published in 27 countries and 15 languages She is also the EMMY award winning cohost of A WORD ON WORDS, a literary interview TV show She lives in Nashville with her husband and two small gray minions, known as cats in some cultures She thinks they re furry aliens Visit JTEllison for insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter thrillerchick, and Instagram thrillerchick


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    1. It had been during the Autumn Awakening, a yearly festival when the town sets out candles and candy corn, filling the air with the scents of burning leaves and pumpkin spiced everything A festival meant to awaken the slumbering gods of autumn and bring good tidings for the season We all have read books and watched films about haunted houses They provide an endless source of exciting, eerie, frightening stories and when done correctly, they may make us turn on every single light in our ho [...]


    2. I m originally from the southern part of the US and there always will be a love for southern literature flowing in my veins There is something a little darker, brooding about southern tales Naturally when I saw this collection, Dead Ends Stories from the Gothic South, my heart began to race a little faster Gothic noir Old houses What could better It did not disappoint The premise each writer was given was to write about a photo of an old house that they were shown Each story, howev I m original [...]


    3. I m a little biased because my story is in the collectionbut my review is about my fellow authors An amazing, talented bunch who really produced great work here I m honored to be among them Enjoy




    4. I adore single point inspiration stories You know, those ones that all start from the same image, or thought, or trigger Dead Ends, edited by JT Ellison, is just such a collection I read the first and immediately realized that this is a collection to be savored Trotted out for those occasions when you need good story, often accompanied by good wine, to take you away This collection is that and I will be savoring these stories in special moments.


    5. This book reads like a unique writing exercise, wherein the editor, J T Ellison has presented 13 short stories, which have been authored by different writers, based on a picture of a dilapidated Gothic mansion that was presented to them The only condition was that the house should figure in all the stories Interestingly, the kindle edition of the book even features the photo in question the one that was presented to the authors It depicts a dilapidated mansion in the Gothic style, unkempt gr Thi [...]


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