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Forest of Bones: A Short Winter Horror Story

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Armed with her well-worn Field Guide to Cryptids of North America and a macabre sense of enthusiasm, Ana’s mission to visit and capture evidence of every known cryptid in the United States puts her on the trail of the elusive Covey Devil. Not many people are willing to spend their winter break looking for monsters, but Ana’s trio of friends seem up for whatever the adventu ...more
Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published December 17th 2019
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Jul 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommended to Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ by: Latasha
3.5 Stars Read this with some friends at Horror Aficionadoes!

"What is that?"
"A victim," Lady Covey said of the morbid photograph. Though it was in black and white, the massacre still bled through. Ana could hardly identify a human being in that lump of chewed up flesh and bone.

Skyler walked around them, following the remnants of a stone wall that had crumbled and collapsed more than it stood the test of centuries.

Bones had been used to fill in the gaps—skulls with a dusting of light sno
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
This was a very entertaining and compelling read with a nasty twist at the end. four young women are ghost hunting and in search of the Covey Devil (not to be mixed with the Jersey Devil). Lady Covey (she lives close by the woods the evil reportedly lives) shows them the way to an old graveyard and a former settlement. Then the evil strikes. Will our four friends survive its attack? The author comes up with a nasty enjoyable twist at the end. Very straight classic horror tale. No frills, lots of ...more
2.5 stars, rounded up to 3 because there were no grammatical errors in the kindle version! HOORAY!

A quick read, I loved the plot and some of the ideas here, I just found the characters a little cliched and some of the writing a bit stunted at times. I'll definitely look out for more of Thomas's work.
The Story Girl
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommended to The Story Girl by: Mel
This was a very atmospheric short horror story with a twist I didn't see coming. Although, I did have a hard time concentrating for a lot of it for some reason. ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it liked it
These girls! 🙄

This story is ok. It's really short and has a good ending. However, I had some issues. The biggest one was why are these ladies go out into the woods in winter, while it's snowing! At night! To look for a cryptid. That just bugged me so bad. I guess the ending clears it up but Ana friends were idiots to go with her. They all seemed so unprepared for the journey. Well, Ana gets what she wanted.
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Too good to be free, so read this! The only downside is that the story ends at 72% then goes into "bonus" material. ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow. A powerful punch packed into one short story. This one kept me guessing and anticipating where it would go next. A really fun, great tale.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: paranormal
I wrote it so I'm biased, of course.

But I think AMERICAN HORROR STORY and BUZZFEED UNSOLVED fans will enjoy this one!
Anya Pavelle
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A group of cryptids (those interested in cryptozoology) heads into a remote area to find the Covey Devil, a creature that reminds me of the Jersey Devil of the Pine Barrens. They meet their human contact, a woman named Lady Covey. This woman warns the group she isn't responsible for what happens if they decide to go into the creature's woods. Let's just say the group follows Lady Covey into the forest, a place packed with bones. From there, mayhem ensues. This is a short story but well worth the ...more
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spooky
A really fun, spooky winter read that keeps you guessing up until the very end! It combines all my favorite things: cryptids, a ragtag paranomal investigation team, and a chilly winter setting. Definitely make yourself a cup of cocoa to go with this one :)
A.E. Faulkner
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this so fast! It is a short story, but I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I love this author's writing style and the visuals she creates with her words! Great story with a twist I did not see coming!!! ...more
Jadey (the Bookish)
Genuinely found this scary to read. A thrilling little horror story perfect for the winter season! And specifically a great pick for anyone who is into creepy forest settings such as myself.
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a delightfully twisted story! Four friends go searching for a monster in a snowy forest in winter. What could go wrong? I adored this. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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"Ana couldn't see anything through the snow. It made the forest feel smaller than it was. Made the unknown so much bigger. ...She had that distinct, crawling sensation up her spine of someone else's eyes watching her from a distance."

That tingling, crawling sensation is exactly what I felt while reading this short story. Ana is on a winter road-trip with a few of her friends with the goal of capturing evidence of an elusive cryptid, the Covey Devil. From page one, you get the sense that somethin
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Jessie hails from the land of chicken wings and snow, otherwise known as Buffalo, NY. She's an indie author who writes historical fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance.

Jessie earned a B.A. in Television and Film Arts at SUNY Buffalo State, where her full-length screenplay, POST MORTEM, was nominated for the Michael Collyer Fellowship Award in Screenwriting from the Writer’s Guild of Amer

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