Horror author C. Dennis Moore's third short story collection, Dancing on a Razorblade, is intense, hard-hitting horror fiction that refuses to let up until the bloody end. Starting with the first story, "Cuneiforms", which finds a quartet of carpoolers following a strange school bus full of seemingly drugged children as they head for an abandoned school. The foursome watch as the kids are unloaded to the playground where they're used in a mysterious and puzzling ritual meant to call forth an ancient beast from Hell by unlocking hidden glyphs in the playground diagrams. Guaranteed you'll never look at a school playground the same again. In "Maggie Andrews Gets the Facts", a journalist desperate to keep her job follows a lead to a rich eccentric's house when he tells her he has the devil locked away upstairs. Is he serious, or is the little girl Maggie finds just a little girl? The shocking end of this story will keep you awake long after you've closed the book. Dancing on a Razorblade is a serious collection of horror fiction which reveals the monsters truly are hiding everywhere. In "Renovation", Jack just wants to spend the day looking for a job and taking care of his son. But when the walls of his house start breathing, then calling his name, he has only one thought: survive. In "Revenge of the Roach King", Jerry has a serious bug problem stemming from a heist gone bad. It seems his dead ex-partner had a million silent partners of his own, and now they want his share. In "Raw Materials", a wrong turn leads a man into a strange little town where they use every part of the animal, leading to a desperate game of hide and seek as their hunger gets the best of them.
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