They Lie

They Lie

They Lie

Short Story by Annie Reed

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Imagine driving home alone late at night on Halloween. You roll your window down, stop at a red light, and fiddle with the radio.

Without warning, you’re pulled from your car and savagely attacked by a creature that shouldn’t exist. You die alone.

Only you don’t stay dead.


Award-winning editor and writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls Annie Reed “one of the best writers I’ve come across in years.”

Annie’s one of the founding members of the innovative Uncollected Anthology, a quarterly series of themed urban fantasy stories that are redefining the boundaries of urban and contemporary fantasy. Annie’s short fiction has also been recognized by inclusion of her story “The Color of Guilt” in The Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016.

A frequent contributor to the Fiction River anthologies, Annie’s also thrilled to be a part of the upcoming relaunch of Pulphouse magazine. Annie’s recent work includes the superhero origin novella “Faster,” which can be found in Hiding Behind the Cowl. Her novels include Pretty Little Horses, Paper Bullets, A Death in Cumberland, and the upcoming Missing in Cumberland, as well as numerous other projects she can’t wait to get to.