Bait & Other Stories
By Joel Arnold
Welcome to the deep north woods. Here you'll meet:
A father whose intense longing for his dead son leads to disturbing consequences.
A group of college students tubing down a river through a burned forest who encounter terrifying creatures.
A man seeking redemption for a sinful past through the skill of a tattoo artist.
A Cambodian-American teen who will fit in with the locals at any cost.
A woman who finds a bizarre solace in a rare pearl.
These, plus a dozen other stories from the febrile imagination of Joel Arnold, will keep you up long into the night with horror, suspense, and mystery. Includes the award winning stories Mississippi Pearl and Some Things Don't Wash Off.
Available exclusively on Kindle.
Bait & Other Stories
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Joel Arnold resides in Savage, MN, with his wife and two children. His writing has appeared in over five-dozen publications, ranging from Weird Tales to American Road Magazine, Cat Fancy to the Resort to Murder Anthology (which features mysteries by 13 Minnesota authors, including William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart and David Housewright).
Six of his stories have received honorable mention in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror series, and he recently won Oceanview Publishing’s first annual short story contest. Many of his horror stories have been presented in podcast form at Pseudopod.org. His collection of sci-fi/horror -- Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse -- was released in 2009 by Sam’s Dot Publishing and has garnered glowing reviews. In 2010, Joel received a Minnesota Artists Initiative Grant which funds time, travel and research for a novel centered in and around Yellowstone National Park. 2010 also marks Joel’s 5th year as a judge for the annual MISFIT’S Writing Contest, which runs in tandem with Minnesota’s largest annual speculative fiction convention, CONvergence. He is currently at work on his next novel.
OTHER BOOKS PUBLISHED
Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse
Fetal Position & Other Stories