Tales From the Eerie Canal

Tales from Eerie Canal


“Rein’s 22 tales spin fantastical, creatively sinister webs and conjure the dark artistry of horror fiction…Fans of sinister suspense, odd characters, and short spine-chillers will find Rein’s imagination on full display. A spooky, creepy collection; certain to bewitch fans of the dark side.” —        Kirkus Review

Barbara Rein’s stories are like Lay’s Potato Chips. I couldn’t read just one. Every night I’d pick her book up and swear to myself I’d stop after one story. I couldn’t. They are just that good. Some people have compared her writing to Rod Serling’s, but I’d have to say it is more a smashup of The Outer Limits and Erma Bombeck.
             Paula Tucker, Author of Surviving: A Kent State Memoir

Tales From the Eerie Canal

Murder by toilet plunger. Revenge by pie. A birthday gift of a trip to hell. A teacher tormented by autumn leaves. Twenty-two stories infested with a gaggle of goosebumps and delightfully creepy twists. A Twilight Zone of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and romance—a ghost obsessed with a view from his tub, a candy store favored by a devil, the job of a lifetime offered to just one body part, and a vampire bitten by love.

Tales from the Eerie Canal weaves an eclectic collection of the delightfully disturbing. The sinister mystery of Edgar Allan Poe twisted with the dark humor of Edward Gorey. Bites of psychological horror sprinkled with bits of the absurd—a head massage that alters lives, a subway station where time goes off-track, an assisted living facility catering to the deceased, and an elderly woman dead-set on leaving nothing behind.

Darkly brilliant morsels of the macabre teeter on the edge of reality—a main course of murder served at a holiday meal, a wandering mind in search of a new home, and a crying wind that torments for twenty years.

Fear the shadows. Enjoy the ride. Leave the lights on.

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Barbara Rein

Barbara Rein has been named “Short Story Writer of the Year” by In2ition Magazine.

Her book, Tales from the Eerie Canal, won the 2021 Royal Palm Literary Award for “Published Book of the Year.”

She writes “horror lite” short stories (more goosebumps than gore) filled with delightfully creepy twists.

A Floridian transplanted from New York, she admits to being dachshund-obsessed.

See her Amazon Author Page. Listen to her podcast.

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