horror > psychological horror
Chris was content with his suburban life, the college sweetheart he married, the work friends he socialized with. Everything seemed to be going to plan until Chris found the jogger comatose on the grass. When his wife, Stase, collapsed in a heap, two smiling men gathered her up and took her away. Stase returned changed somehow, given to bouts of anger she’d never expressed before.
Now Chris has a new purpose: find out what’s been done to his wife, and who the smiling men are. But these are secrets that don’t want to be found, and they’ll go to great lengths to stay hidden.
"Painful, powerful and haunting, Empties is a tour-de-force" - Lavie Tidhar
Jay Caselberg is an Australian science fiction and mystery author. He writes across many genres, both at short story and novel length, crossing the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and the literary, generally with a dark edge. He has published four novels and multiple short stories under his own name.
Jay Caselberg has also written under the pseudonym of James A. Hartley.