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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Brock Johnson made a deal to return home from the war—alive. It’s a contract that follows him throughout his days, a contract he can’t escape. Or can he? One night on the road, he must decide whether to keep running or surrender. . . Either choice has its price.

A short story.
Kindle Edition, First, 29 pages
Published October 29th 2014 by Demnation Press
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Candace Robinson
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a pretty cool short story! I’ve read a lot by Demmer so I know what to expect even though there are always fun surprises! If you love something different with some fun and unique horror then check this one out!
Demmer always gives me a nice surprise with his short stories. They’re unique, twisted, creepy and stick with you after you read them. Faster was no different. Although I have seen movies/shows with the same “idea” in mind, I’ve never seen/read this concept that Demmer uses in this story, how he achieves the way the “murderer” goes about things. It’s really fascinating! I’m trying to say things without giving anything away. So I’ll just say, DEMMER DID IT AGAIN, HE WROTE ANOTHER FIVE STAR BOOK!! ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very short story that still packs a punch! Won’t go into a lot of detail here cause I don’t want to spoil anything but at one point in the story Mick states “loving the strange tale, no matter how far fetched.” That’s exactly how I felt about this one! How long, how far and fast will Brock go to outrun el Diablo?
Meghan (My World of Books)
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m forever struggling with writing reviews for short stories, because saying too much at all will give the story away! I, of course, loved this creepy short story. If you are familiar with Calvin Demmer, then you know what kind of awesome eerie horror to expect. If you aren’t familiar, well then, you’re in for a treat.
Courtney Farmer
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great quick little read.
Doug Brunell
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
I must admit to being a bit surprised by this ... and not only because I thought it was erotica for some reason. It's not. It's a creepy horror story that is effective for the most part.

To tell too much of the plot would be to ruin the story's impact. Let's just say that Brock must almost literally drive faster than Hell to avoid a debt. By the end of the story you'll understand that and be left with more than a few questions, but that's also part of the story's appeal.

Lizz Axnick
Nov 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Did I read the same thing everyone else here did? I thought the writing was awfully flowery, given the dark nature of the story. I also thought it ended really abruptly. This seemed more like an excerpt from a book than an actual short story. Especially since I was able to finish it in 15 minutes (literally, I was using a timer on my lunch break).

Maybe if I was more familiar with the author but I thought this sucked.
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Calvin Demmer is the author of The Sea Was a Fair Master and The Town That Feared Dusk. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe.
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