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Panacea: A Novella of Horror

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Decades of marriage haven’t tarnished Rob’s affection towards his dear wife Molly one bit. He’s not about to let cancer snatch her away, no matter the cost. But every medication has its side effects, some more than others...

(Originally published in the anthology DEAD ROSES: FIVE TALES OF TWISTED LOVE.)
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published March 13th 2016 by Corpus Press
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Andi Rawson
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favorite story in the Dead Roses anthology, I was glad to see Panacea by Adam Light thriving on its own in the wild. This is also undoubtedly my favorite story by Adam to date.

Rob Arnold and his wife Molly are what every married couple strives for, with a love that far outweighs the years they have been together. The only thing in life that could ever tear them apart is Molly's cancer which every day brings Rob closer to losing the one thing he cares about. Willing to go to any lengths to st
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Angel Gelique
What would you do to save the life of your true love?

Rob Arnold, an elderly man embittered by the inability to enjoy his golden years with his loving wife, Molly, who is on her deathbed, sees a commercial for a "cure-all" elixir. Desperate, Rob purchases the wonder drug, praying that it will "beat the pants off cancer," as claimed. Molly is fading fast and this drug is her last hope. He administers the strange medication to Molly and....

Curious to know more? You should be! This short story has a
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John
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this short read!
Rob Twinem
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable shot of well written horror I am not the greatest lover of short stories, possibly because most authors somehow fail to get the balance of the "hit" just right. A short story has certain advantages for the reader; you are straight into the action; there are few if any wasted words; if you don't like the author's style then thankfully the torture will not last long.
 
Adam Light succeeds where so many others fail and tells a "Faustian" tale (abandoning spiritual or moral principles in ord
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Tamara
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everyone has been in love. From the master wordsmith, Adam Light, PANACEA is a depraved love story that horror fans are sure to appreciate. This one will grab you by the heart and hold you through 'til the end ... and perhaps even beyond. You certainly won't be let down. I read it twice.
Douglas Castagna
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great premise for a story, and Light takes it to the extreme here in Panacea. Nice blend of character, story, and gore.
Matthew
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Great stuff
Well Read Beard
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Panacea - a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

Rob has been happily married for decades. He loves his wife, but as they approach their twilight years( the years they should get to enjoy together in retirement ) cancer latches hold. He has watched her fade from a strong beautiful woman to a withered husk living on borrowed time. So, when the opportunity of a panacea presents itself, he leaps at it. There are some reservations, but even if it brings her out of the woods for a few
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I am not the greatest lover of short stories, possibly because most authors somehow fail to get the balance of the "hit" just right. A short story has certain advantages for the reader; you are straight into the action; there are few if any wasted words; if you don't like the author's style then thankfully the torture will not last long.

Adam Light succeeds where so many others fail and tells a "Faustian" tale (abandoning spiritual or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits)
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Adam Light resides in northeast Florida with his beautiful wife and daughter, and their aptly named Walker hound, Walker. He haunts a cubicle by day, writes horror stories at night, and virtually never sleeps.

He is the author of several short horror stories, some of which have been published in his first collection, TOES UP. His stories can also be found in the anthologies BAD APPLES, BAD APPLES 2
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