Dan Scamell (Daniel Vincent Scamell) is a writer of weird, and speculative fiction which takes place in a slightly less pleasant version of the world in which we live.
His short fiction has appeared in anthologies like From The Dead, Ooze: Little Bursts of Body Horror, and That Old House: The Bathroom, and magazines such as The Molotov Cocktail. His first novel, Walnut Ridge, is set to be released by Dead Star Press in 2024.
He currently lives in Pennsylvania, USA, where, in addition to writing, he creates artwork, plays drums and watches too much professional wrestling.
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The debut novel from an Scamell
Aliens in Garish angelic form have chosen humankind as one of the races worthy of sharing an otherworldly paradise with them. Most people have already bee "decanted." Leo Salmon has not, but he watched as billions around him were transformed into viscous, blue fluid in preparation fort he long trip to Caldo. Leo and a handful of the remaining few un-decanted who have been unable to truly receive and "Angel's Promise" are house in Walnut Ridge pre-decantation facility, awaiting their fates.
The alien ships are leaving in a matter of days. If Leo and the other stragglers are unable to genuinely accept the alien offering, while most of liquefied humanity is transported to paradise, Leo and the rest of the outcasts will be left behind to build a new life on an empty Earth. At least, that's the plan, right after they grab some Taco Bell.
Writings plucked from the stream of consciousness of a man who is, ostensibly, a lump of wet clay.