The Hook (a Wandering Koala tale)
Horror Fantasy Short Story
Could music become the next deadly addiction?
We all know music can affect your mood, but what if could do more? What if a song not only got stuck in your head but in the rest of your body as well? What if music became addictive?
Someone in the town of Lyman has discovered a new melody that is more addictive than any drug and is selling it on the streets. Teenagers are hooked with one listen. They stop paying attention in school, playing with their friends, even eating. And to buy more they resort to selling all they have, then selling all they can find or steal. And in the distance, an ominous howl can be heard—a harbinger of death.
Only the intervention of a Silent Wanderer has any chance of freeing the town from this invisible trap...
All names, characters, and places are fictional. Any resemblance to real people—either living or dead—or places is purely coincidental. Wandering Koala, Kyle, Brent, René, Professor Rufus, Edgar, TodWolfen, and other prominent characters, names, and places are trademarks of Jeff Thomason. All rights reserved.