12 Hours



The cabbie only remembers taking a break, pulling over in an alley to catch both his breath and the sunrise. His windshield shatters, and two people dash away. He tries to scream, to move, but his neck won’t turn. He can only stare at the cab’s dirty ceiling. Finally, a deliveryman calls the cops. Surely, they’ll arrive soon, but we’re pinned in place right along with him as he tries to puzzle it all out.

In this second installment of the CSAP novella series, award-winning author L. Marie Wood uses her descriptive powers to bring us fully into one incident in a person’s life, and hold us there, transfixed, until we see it all, crystal clear.

What They’re Saying

“Wood’s haunting vision of the human journey through life/death and everything in between delivers riveting work that fascinates and thrills.”—Linda D. Addison, HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and SFPA Grand Master

“Suspenseful and gripping, Wood crafts psychological horror you can’t put down!” —John Edward Lawson, author of Bibliophobia

“…leaves you breathless until the very last page is turned….”—Dahlia Rose, USA Today Bestselling Author

About the Novella Line

The Selected Papers from the Consortium for the Study of Anomalous Phenomena (CSAP) is a line of novellas curated by editor/academic R.J. Joseph. She serves both as editor for the line and also imaginary “Crypt-Keeper,” introducing each tale as a found document and part of the fictional journal produced by the CSAP society. The first book in the series, Bleak Houses, is now available and contains two novellas from Kate Maruyama. We have also announced Errant Roots from Sonora Taylor, 12 Hours from L. Marie Wood, Hollow Tongue by Eden Royce, Asylum by Sarah Hans and His Unburned Heart by David Sandner.