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Nick Mamatas is a writer and anthologist—his novels include the Lovecraftian murder mystery I Am Providence, and Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Haunted Legends (with Ellen Datlow), the hybrid crime/SF anthology Hanzai Japan (with Masumi Washington) and the hybrid cocktail recipe/flash fiction title Mixed Up (with Molly Tanzer). His short fiction has appeared or soon will in Long Island Noir (reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories), and Vancouver Noir.
Published Oct 24, 2018 · 3,582 words (14 minutes) · 4 likes · 1041 views
When visiting his grandmother’s rambling old Victorian, twelve-year-old Aiden investigates mysterious screams coming from that inscrutable old device: the landline. Hugo-nominated and Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Nick Mamatas has published an eclectic mix of short stories and novels.