The Absence of Knowledge

The Absence of Knowledge

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R.P. Briggs By rpbriggs Updated Nov 23

It starts small: Just a noise. Just static. Just a small, black, featureless spot in the sky. You put it out of your mind. You go about your day. But something about it stays with you. When you have a spare moment, you listen again. You look again. You wonder. 

You go to sleep. You go to work. You listen. You look. You eat dinner. You listen. You take a shower. You look. You snap out of it, only to find that hours have passed. You have blood on your hands. In your mouth. You don't know where it came from. You should be horrified. You should call the police. And you will. 

But not until you listen again. 

Not until you look, just one more time.

About The Collection

The Absence of Knowledge is a collection of interconnected horror stories -- think World War Z, rather than short story anthology -- that together reveal a larger tale spanning several decades, from the reception of a strange radio signal, to the fall of humanity, and beyond.

FinnyH FinnyH Jul 21
Science and horror -- it's like my dreams have come true. You had me by the first page, by the way. Some say you need a hook to get a reader in, how ever cheap it is, but you needn't even deign to that. xD Or maybe it's because I had no idea what a sand dollar is...
Loved it! Had a great time reading, and i especially loved the description of Jens dream.
As first novel in the series, it really got me hooked. I love the feel of dread that inspired me, especially since I know it is just the begining.
Feiyue149 Feiyue149 Nov 09
Part one was awesome! Words flow easy and you're characters' personalities come shining through. On to Part II!
What a great story,   it is more intense and creepy than  any of the short stories in Stephen King's last two short story collections
Red_Harvey Red_Harvey Jan 25
Powerhouse beginning. Much more than a zombie story. You've got talent, bud. Can't believe this doesn't have more reads!