By Richard Matheson

Tom Wallace lived a regular existence, till an opportunity occasion woke up psychic skills he by no means knew he possessed. Now he's listening to the non-public options of the folks round him-and studying stunning secrets and techniques he by no means desired to be aware of. yet as Tom's life turns into a waking nightmare, even larger jolts are in shop as he turns into the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from past the grave!

This eerie ghost tale, through award-winning writer of Hell House and I Am Legend, encouraged the acclaimed 1999 movie starring Kevin Bacon.

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Johnny Pharaoh. “Hey, pal,” Johnny joked, approaching the monitor. ” “Listen, whoever you are or think you are,” rumbled the head on the screen, in a voice like a tiger gargling gravel. “There’s been a major screw-up and I want it fixed. ” “Hey, listen,” Johnny said. “No, I told you to listen. You aren’t supposed to exist, you blasting freak. You are not me, and I’m not letting you walk out of there to mess up my life. You think you’re gonna spend my money? Elbow into my work? Sleep with my women?

Beautiful or not, he had never liked innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire. Unprofessional, and just plain not nice. ” barked the security boy with the big revolver, showing his teeth. “I’m getting pretty tired of being called freak,” Johnny said mildly, as if his feelings had been hurt. He looked around at Mara. “So, I guess I’ll have to catch you another time. ” He put his hand on her shoulder—and then shoved her down, using one leg to sweep her shapely nylon-sheathed legs out from under her.

Its tiny bathroom was dominated by a nice big shower stall that he was looking forward to trying out later. It was large enough for two, he thought. For honeymooners and prosties with johns alike. There was a window looking down on the bridge he had crossed only a half hour earlier. Already the sky was growing dusky with evening, and the city was glowing bejeweled through the deepening violet mist, a deceptively pretty sight, the way a bioluminescent bauble dazzles at the mouth of a deep sea fish.

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