Someone Else’s Story

Laird Ryan States

Someone Elses Story
Cover and Art by the amazing Janice Blaine

Following the events of Sleeping Underwater, journalist-with-a-death-wish Tom Bradstreet finds himself irritatingly immortal. Languishing in Edmonton of all places, he drinks, takes in the occasional movie with his disagreeable upstairs neighbor, and drinks some more.

The price of this idyllic life is occasionally taking an assignment from the British intelligence agency that keeps tabs on the supernatural. This time his subject is William S. Frankenstein.

Formerly the famed Frankenstein monster, now a performance artist who seeks, with the assistance of the North Koreans, to punish the world that created him.

Having long made peace with his status as a supporting character in other people’s lives, Tom is alarmed, and not a little annoyed, to be thrust into the spotlight of this particular story.


“States’ characters are intense and finely crafted, their relationships are richly interwoven, and the terrors they endure and inflict are profoundly disturbing. Someone Else’s Story unforgettably delivers heart and horror. Don’t read it late at night. Trust me. You don’t want it in your dreams.” – Minister Faust

“Laird Ryan States has mixed a midnight cocktail of pulpy occultism, international espionage, and gruesome delights. Drink it back in one heady gulp for best effect. Recommended.” – Scott R. Jones

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