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Specimen 313

Jeff Strand

St. Martin's Griffin

A free short story taken straight from the pages of THE MONSTER’S CORNER, an all original anthology from some of today’s hottest supernatural writers, featuring stories from the monster’s point of view.

SPECIMEN 313 is the story of a meat-eating plant named Max, surviving in the greenhouse with his mad doctor keeper when he gets a new female neighbor.

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by Jeff Strand

MAX, WHOSE REAL NAME WAS SPECIMEN 278, tried to be happy as he digested the arm. It had been a delicious meal for sure (he didn’t get to eat humans very often, so it was always a special treat), but he felt somehow unsatisfied. Not hungry, necessarily, just sort of… unfulfilled.

He shifted in his dirt a bit. Almost watering time. Maybe that was the problem—his soil was too dry, and it was keeping him from enjoying his dinner.

Could be.

Probably not.

He’d actually felt this way for the

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Praise for The Monster's Corner
 
"Spotlighting monsters of all varieties ... Golden ... assembles a solid variety of tales."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Contributions from Sharyn McCrumb, Tananarive Due, Heather Graham, and others make this a strong themed anthology."
--Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jeff Strand

  • Jeff Strand is a two-time finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.  You can visit his Gleefully Macabre Website at www.jeffstrand.com.
  • Jeff Strand
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