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By Her Hand, She Draws You Down

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Aurora Award Finalist story from a multi-award winning author. Best New Horror selection.

*** Now an independent film ***

"Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think."
Published April 2nd 2011 by Smashwords Edition
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Ekhm, so this is 2nd installment of my self-published project.

This is a very tiny horror story about killing people by drawing them. The idea is interesting, the pun in the title is intriguing, the execution is poor, poor. The writing is full cheesy haiku like this:
'A tear ran down his cheek, but he kept drawing.
He had to. He was hungry.'

You can get this story or free on your Kindle. As a bonus you will receive a list of all the awards Douglas Smith received for his speculative fiction (which ma
Laura Rainbow Dragon
A wonderful, creepy and suspenseful tale of a boardwalk portrait artist who struggles with a powerful dark hunger, and the man who, through loving her, must come to grips with his own inner demons.

By Her Hand She Draws You Down is horror, yes, but also love story, as Douglas Smith's characters shine through extreme circumstances as strong, believable and sympathetic figures. These are people who we care about, fighting a horror born of darkest nightmares -- nighmares made real through Doug's apt
A great little horror story - really makes your skin crawl. Be aware that more than 50% of the book is extracts from other stories, though, which I mostly skipped - it would have been better as an anthology (which given the quality of the title tale, I would certainly pay for).
Tina Stanton
this is the best short story i've ever read; i love the different vampire premise and the sad, brutal ending.
What an amazing story this was :)
Mindy Reads
Very short short story. Creative and well written. Great opening sentence!

"By her hand, she draws you down. With her mouth, she breathes you in. Hope and dreams and soul devoured. Lostto you, what might have been."
Not that great ...
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"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author

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