About Ghost Games
• Publisher: Gravestone Press (April 26, 2022)
Do not play this game. This is the standard disclaimer given to anyone who wishes to encounter the supernatural through a potentially dangerous ritual, or “game.” It sounds innocent enough, as each one is named after an everyday object: the closet game, the elevator game, the telephone game…how scary can it really be?
As it turns out, games can be terrifying. And even deadly. Ghost Games is a collection of short horror fiction stories in which each of the main characters decides to throw caution to the wind and play a game in which she summons the paranormal: ghosts, demons, and even other dimensions. What happens next will make you think twice before riding in an elevator, playing with a doll, looking in a mirror, or soaking in a bathtub. There are seven spine-tingling fictional stories – with each one devoted to a specific game – and one non-fiction story, which recounts a real-life experience with a Ouija Board.
For the brave and curious, there is an appendix section which outlines the instructions for playing each of the games featured in the book. If you decide to try them, remember: you play at your peril.
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About Brooke Mackenzie
Brooke MacKenzie is a scary movie fanatic and writes horror fiction by candlelight. Her first book, Ghost Games, will be published later in 2021 by Dreaming Big Publications. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her writing has appeared in several places, including Who Knocks? Magazine and The Dead Games: A Zimbell House Anthology. She is the current Board Chair of the New York Writers Coalition, which is the largest community-based writing organization in the country. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.
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