**A Terrifying Short Story from Author Bryan W. Alaspa**
Mark Peterson is a famous lecturer, author and skeptic. He believes that the universe is what you see. His brother, however, has gone the opposite direction, becoming famous for his adventures with the paranormal. They are worlds apart, but when Mark’s brother is found catatonic on a Chicago street outside a building with a shady past, he wonders what went wrong.
Inside his brother’s pocket the rules for a game: The Elevator Game. A game that will supposedly unlock a gate into an alternate reality. Nonsense, of course…right?
Mark has to find out and risk his own sanity.
It’s only a game…isn’t it?
Bryan W. Alaspa is a Chicago born and bred author of both fiction and non-fiction works. He has been writing since he sat down at his mother’s electric typewriter back in the third grade and pounded out his first three-page short story. He spent time studying journalism and other forms of writing. He turned to writing as his full-time career in 2006 when he began writing freelance, online and began writing novels and books.
For non-fiction, he is the author of: Ghosts of St. Louis: The Lemp Mansion and Other Eerie Tales, Chicago Crime Stories: Rich Gone Wrong, Chicago Disasters, Forgotten Tales of Illinois, Silas Jayne: Chicago’s Suburban Gangster, Sabotage: A Chronicle of the Chesterton Crash and Chicago’s Unsolved Mysteries.
For fiction he is the author of: The Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang, The Vanished Child, Dust, RIG: A Novel of Terror, Sin-Eater: Book One, Sin-Eater: Book Two – Destiny, Mythos: A Thriller, After the Snowfall, The Dead Phone, One Against Many: A Deklan Falls Mystery, Vicious, Sapphire: A Paranormal Romance, Strange Fruit and the Slender Man, Sin-Eater: Book Three – Renegade, Fracktured: A Deklan Falls Case File and Rotate the Earth: Book One: The Drivers.
He is also the author of three collections: Why Hockey Sucks! And Other Random Thoughts, Stories and Flashpoint: A Collection of Curious Beginnings and Endings.
Mr. Alaspa has also contributed stories to the anthologies Wrapped in Red and Wrapped in White.
Mr. Alaspa writes true crime, history, horror, thrillers, mysteries, detective stories and tales about the supernatural.