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by Chris Robertson (Goodreads Author)
A chance encounter, and a sinister diner within a town full of ethnically indistinct people, cause a journalist to experience a living hell. Cannibalism collides with the quest for eternal life in this macabre tale.
(first published July 31st 2010)
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"Purgatory" by Chris Robertson is a rather disturbing piece of short horror fiction, quite unlike any other example of the genre with which I am familiar. A reporter was riding a train back from an assignment, when he struck up a conversation with the well-dressed rider sitting across the aisle from him. During the course of the conversation the well-dressed rider was revealed to be a psychiatrist from a nearby asylum, investigating the claims of a delusional patient. Sensing a possible story, ...more
I became inspired to write classically-styled short horror after purchasing a collection of old horror tales at a yard sale. The book featured works by F. Marion Crawford, William Hope Hodgson, Seabury Quinn, le Fanu, Robert Chambers, and many other of the early masters.More about Chris Robertson...