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Review - The Elixir by Lee Allen Howard

The Elixir Short Sharp Shocks #26 Lee Allen Howard Horror Short Stories Publication Date: July 26, 2019 Print Length: 48 pages Pauly needs cash - NOW - for a fix. When he encounters Belia Demkakova, he negotiates to do yardwork for her. But the old woman has something that can erase his withdrawal symptoms. At a price. What will Pauly give to be free of his addiction? More than he bargained for!


Pauly is hard up for a fix and comes across an elderly lady named Belia that needs some help with yardwork. He jumps at the chance to make a little money. Pauly goes in thinking it’s going to be easy, but it turns out to be the complete opposite.

I loved this twisted short! Howard pulls you in immediately with Pauly’s overwhelming need to score some drugs. Belia seems to know that Pauly is having some withdrawal and offers him the Elixir to help. He accepts and from that moment everything goes crazy. When Pauly first meets Belia you think things are going to go one way and by the end the story completely flips!

Indie Book Addict Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Click the cover to grab your copy. Available in paperback, eBook and Kindle Unlimited.


About the Author

Author Lee Allen Howard

Although born and raised the son of a preacher, Lee Allen Howard knew since second grade he wanted to be a horror writer. Having a love for all things creepy and a recurring nightmare in which Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Mummy chased him all around the house led to his telling stories on the dark side of reality.

Since then, he’s written five novels and a collection of short stories. He also writes dark poetry. He edited two horror anthologies for Dark Cloud Press: THOU SHALT NOT… and TALES OF BLOOD AND SQUALOR.

Lee has worked as a technical writer in the software industry all his adult life and also edits fiction and nonfiction. Stay up to date with the latest on Lee's work Amazon | Website | Facebook | Instagram

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