PINE LAKES – Episode 04
by Christopher Motz, Performed by Joe Hempel
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Ted and Susan Merchant have been coming to the Pine Lakes Resort for nearly twenty years. In that time, their annual getaway has become a tradition, a peaceful week nestled in the picturesque mountains of northern Pennsylvania. For them, it isn’t just a simple vacation spot, but a magical destination where time slows and they become one with nature’s magnificence.
When a freak summer storm forces Ted to lose control of their car and plummet off the road, they’re relieved just to have survived, but relief quickly turns to dread as they find out all too soon they’re not alone.
Strange lights in the forest, whispered warnings, the insurmountable threat of unseen forces lurking in the shadows; nothing could have prepared them for the horrors that lie ahead.
Escaping the wreck is just the beginning.
Is their love enough to save them, or will they become the latest victims on the road to Pine Lakes?
Author Christopher Motz is a writer of horror and science fiction that digs into the darker corners of our world… and the ones right next door. He is an avid reader, musician, collector, YouTuber, and local historian. He lives in small-town Pennsylvania with his wife and step-daughter.
His first novel, ‘The Darkening,’ was released in October 2016 and has since spawned a sequel, ‘The Traveler,’ in 2018. These works are part of a larger tale, and have set down the mythology that makes appearances in most of his other work.
Another novel, ‘Pine Lakes’ was released in 2017 along with two stand-alone novellas – ‘The Farm’ and ‘Broken.’ His short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies and he has collaborated with several authors, one of which he co-wrote his 2017 novel, ‘The Pigeon.’
Christopher has several projects upcoming in 2019, including a new novel, ‘Tenants,’ and other anthology appearances.
Performer Joe Hempel is Best known for his captivating, rich narration and uncanny ability for pulling listeners into an immersive experience, and has been the driving force behind over 150 audiobooks ranging from Horror, Romance and Personal Development, and has also been published by Tantor Audio, Audible Studios, Punch Audio and Spoken Realms.