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Signal Failure This Is An Alternate Cover Edition For B01JDI84J8 It S Four In The Morning And Emily Is Heading Home On A London Underground Train But The Night Tube Is Running Slow Tonight Delays Caused By A Signal Failure, As Usual.The Train Stops Again, Stuck In A Tunnel Between Tube Stations And Then The Lights Go Off The Motors Cut Out Silence From The Driver.All The Doors Slide Open At The Same Time, Exposing The Passengers To The Tunnel.To Let Them Out Or To Let Something In Signal Failure Is A 12,000 Word Short Story Set In The London Underground It Is A Standalone Story And Also A Prelude To The Forthcoming Novel Under. More of a teaser for the forthcoming novel Under rather than a standalone short story, this is a delightfully dark piece, proving that scary works best when the horrors are hinted at instead of revealed outright.The mixing of tenses, jarring initially, adds to the state of confusion and unease The scenes inside and outside the Tube carriage play out This tale is a damn fine example of a horror short story, and one I d recommend to all fans of the genre It takes a seemingly mundane event albeit one that comes with its own fears of travelling home on the underground and fills it with terror The pacing is spot on and it gets going almost immediately The scene is set deftly and as events unfurl it builds menace, and doesn t rely on cheap tricks to get its scares.I don t mind a bit of gore, or splatter based horror, but I much prefer horror which uses mood and suggestion to spin the terror The author manages just that here with his story The moods of fear and confusion are eloquently portrayed, and effectively It s not until near the end you get a glimpse of what is going, and even then all is not fully revealed we ll have to wait for the following novel to reveal.As wit While reading this story, I was struck by how claustrophobic it made me feel I started thinking about caves that my friends and I explored and old mine shafts that I d gone to that were all abandoned, and none of it ever bothered me at all It should have, but small, dark spaces don t scare me What does scare me is the thought of being on the tube, or subway Same thing, just different places So, if I could be on the subway by myself or with a few friends, no problem What absolutely terrifies me is the thought of being underground, and having all these people around me Lately I ve been mulling over just what is horror This would be one of my definitions of horror This story doesn t give much of a clue about what the big bad is, but it was still oppressive enough for me to know that I want to read this author s upcoming book My one regret is that by the time it comes out in 2017, I ll have forgot If you could bottle up suspense and atmosphere in a book, this would have it in oodles Beautifully written as a prelude to a full length novel about the dark corners of the London Underground and the actual 2016 introduction of a Night Tube service in London An absolute page turner and yes, I c Emily is on her way home after a night out in London She takes the Tube in the middle of the night Her journey starts off quite normally but then things start to take a strange turn when the train stops between stations causing the passengers to panic I found the descriptive quality of the writing enthralling This short story is a prelude to the author s novel due to be released next year As a stand alone short story it is thought provoking but leaves many questions unanswered I think that was probably deliberate because after reading this story readers will be eager to fill in the gaps It held my This is everything a horror short should be tense, atmospheric and spooky There s a whole world underneath London, and on the tracks of the night tube there s something speeding along you dont want to run into The air itself feels sinister down there A good strong lead propelled the story along Why did I do it This isn t the book to read at 1 in the morning before heading home alone in the dark This is, however, definitely a book to read on a well lit day, far away from any tunnels or underground systems This did not work for me at all on any level Emily trapped on the London Underground and strange things happening How to get out Where have the people gone The story soon lost my interest and I felt little or no empathy with the characters, at least it was short and the tube journey was soon over If the spookiness and claustrophobic atmosphere of the London Underground is to your liking then I strongly recommend Bakerloo Line Train by Tim Reed, at only 14 pages long it is very imaginative.this is what I said on my review in 2012 John continued staring until the train moved on, and her peculiar words floated back to him, resonating with threat We ll all cook before the end A great line in what is a cracking short horror story by a very talented author A pulsating London, a crowded tube station, a busy rush hou A simple, yet atmospheric, supernatural tale set on the London Underground s new Night Tube service Although it is a standalone story it is also a prelude to the author s forthcoming full length story Under I eagerly look forward to the novel.


About the Author: David Wailing

I was born in Nineteen Davidey Dave all the best people were born that year and live in London I write contemporary fiction, a blend of mystery, thriller and humour.My most recent novel is Under, a horror mystery set on the London Underground Both it and Signal Failure a prelude short story available for free are the result of a long held fascination with the London Underground and its his


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