When a disgruntled adjunct faculty teacher decides to get revenge on the head of her department, she begins a dark (and darkly comic) journey into the cracks between modern society and the secret depravity that lies underneath. She has to navigate the demons of technology, creativity, and Hell itself, but soon she must face the deepest, darkest horror of them all: her own personal failures.

“Polly Schattel’s 8:59:29 is an expertly rendered fable of moral conflict. Threaded into the high-velocity plot is a playful but exacting study of obsolete forces leaving residue on the contemporary world. It’s a tale of demons and hexes, of class and education, and of technology’s pernicious expansion as a governing social force. Wicked, sardonic, intelligent horror fiction.” —Mike Thorn, author of Peel Back and See

“this wry, wicked send-up of artistic and academic frustration has a bizarre charm.” —Publishers Weekly

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Product Details:

Author: Polly Schattel

Publication Date: February 24, 2023


Paperback: $9.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $12.95

Electronic: $4.95

Print Length: 60 pages

Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone