Kicking the week of right is important in life- and you can't kick it off any better than by catching up on William Castle's second 2011 "Scare It Forward!" tale!
The story so far:
Rod "Hot Rod" McIntosh, is a guitarist with a taste for cocaine, liquor, and fast bikes. During his band's performance one night, a mysterious woman gives him a note and a kiss. Soon, Rod is faced with a growing horror as the woman stakes a claim on his soul. Is this hellish nightmare a bad trip... or a fast trip to Hell?
A night of passion turns into a nightmarish vision of shadowy death and and an creepy mystery for Rod after he meets, "Mindy". Kisses land like feathers, and blood flows like wine in the fog of his memories from that night. Who IS this mysterious woman... and what does she want with him?
Seeking answers to the fragmented questions about the strange night with "Mindy," Rod is on a journey to find her and discover the truth behind the secret hiding under her seductive allure. He soon finds himself on the road to the Ranford Ranch... but is that road also the road to Hell?
Having reached the Ranford Ranch, Rod is greeted by the haunting beauty of "Mindy", and her... "friends". They're having a party- and Rod is the star performer. Rod quickly finds himself in the intoxicating grip of pain and pleasure- and then left to crave the terrifying rush of losing his soul to the music.
Like an addict, Rod is caught in the steel grip of a hungry need to feel the music inside him... a need so great that he'd willingly suffer the terror that "Mindy" and her friends inflict on him. His need may bring him greater horrors now that he's met "Malina"... their queen...Dave C. Hayes wrote Chapter Five, while Burt Wardall brings us Chapter Six. The story so far is flowing from one chapter to the next like a well written melody- each note more terrifying and seductive than the last. I for one, am interested to see where the rest of the authors to come take Rod as they explore his dark world of drugs, sex, and Rock & Roll...
Check out the full story on William Castle's blog! Also, I recommend reading the first of the 2011 "Scare It Forward!" tales- "Undertow", as well as the 2010 tale- "Angel Island"