A Long Fall into Nothing

A bus driver’s route gets increasingly closer to the edge of a long drop while a young man deals with a bully and the shadow of his violent past. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further.

ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.


John Mantooth is an award-winning author whose short stories have been recognized in numerous year’s best anthologies. His short fiction has been published in Fantasy Magazine, Crime Factory, Thuglit, and the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology, Haunted Legends (Tor, 2010), among others.

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