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At the young age of thirteen, Jason R. Barden began his journey as a writer with poetry. As he grew older, he delved into the world of dark fantasy and horror fiction, ultimately publishing his first novel, The Spitting Post. His second novel, Mouthful of Spiders, is a thrilling combination of murder mystery and horror, complete with unexpected twists. Jason's short stories and poems have been featured in numerous magazines, further establishing his talent as a writer. When he's not focused on his craft, Jason finds joy in hiking and photography.

I slammed my eyes shut against the blackness that beckoned with icy fingers. The violins played and once again life spit in my face.

I realized that none of us might make it out alive. I gasped at the thought of having spiders crawling around in my mouth.