Horror Short Stories Books

A Is for Antichrist: A-Z of Horror

Happy birthday...

A boy's 16th birthday is a special occasion. It's a time where he becomes a man. It's a time that brings many changes.

But Isaac's 16th birthday brings him more changes than most. He is not quite himself, and suddenly his friends don't seem so much like friends anymore. By the end of the party, Isaac will not just change from a boy into a man, but into something else entirely.

Growing pains can be hell...

From best-selling author of horror & suspense, Iain Rob Wright.

Time Meddlers

One of Canada's top scientists has discovered the secret to time travel. But something has gone horribly wrong . . . .

On the first day of school, in a new city, Sarah Sachs experiences the shock of her life when she sees a car drive right through a strange boy. Did she really see it, or was it a figment of her imagination?

The boy? Matt Barnes, son of the world-famous physicist, Dr. Nathan Barnes.

The figment? Not so imaginary. A powerful new technology that could be behind Dr. Barnes's disappearance.



Sarah becomes swept up in Matt Barnes's life as she helps him search for his father. They uncover an unusual device in a secret laboratory--a device that throws them far from the modern city of Ottawa into the forest-matted land of the 1600's. In this strange New World, they must contend with wild animals and somehow survive a war between the Algonquin and Iroquois nations. But eventually they'll have to make a decision that might change the world as we know it. Should they meddle with time?

"Combining time travel technology, history and mystery, Time Meddlers is an enthralling science fiction story that transports readers from present day Ottawa back in time to the 1600s....Suspense, humour and memorable characters make this exciting adventure a page turner."

-Diana Mumford, Canadian Teacher Magazine

"Recommended. The characters are very real, and the situations make the book quite a page turner. Can time travel change history? . . . Includes a glossary of Native tribes and terms, and a set of questions for reading groups."

- Children's Literature

House of Justice: A Horror Short Story

Halloween only comes around once a year, and the Justices do it right. They turn their house into a museum of torture, sectioning off each room with a velvet rope. The exhibits are so terrifying that the local amusement park asks them for their secret. It's quite simple, actually. And four lucky--or unlucky--fans get to find out what it is firsthand.

Death Watch - A Horror Short Story

Verne's Momma had one rule which could never be broken. He could not reveal to any outsider what went on within their house. Verne knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that to violate that rule was to bring unholy tortures down onto his head.

And so not a word passed his lips. Not during the twenty-five years he lived in the dank basement, curled up on the thin mattress.

Not during the ten long years of his prison sentence.

Until he made the mistake ...

* * *

Death Watch delves into the depths of horror which exist in our society. Despite our modern world's veneer of civilization, there are far too many who fall through the cracks. Who are abandoned to a darker world.

A portion of all proceeds from this series benefit battered women's shelters.

The Doll

The Island of the Dolls is a strange and eerie tourist destination in Mexico, where hundreds of decomposing dolls hang from trees like grisly Christmas ornaments. On a trip to the island, Joyce Parker's daughter falls in love with a beautiful but sinister doll. Soon after, she starts developing strange mannerisms that concerns Joyce. Her research into the doll's past reveals a dark history, and the curse of a lonely child spirit.

Pulp Dummy Dreadful: Tales to Make You Scared and Depressed

Seven tales of dread, of wicked individuals, sinister entities, and strange happenings.

Tales unsuitable for children, the fainthearted, and oversensitive, emotional types.

Tales to make you scared and depressed.

"THE MAGIC OF MR. AND MRS. CRUFF" While little Lucy's mommy and daddy fight and throw stuff at each other, she hides in her room and talks to friendly shadow people, who give her all the junk food she wants.

"DUWENDE" In exchange for booze and smokes, the mystical, tiny man grants Santiago a wish. When it comes, Santiago isn't thrilled. He's disgusted.

"SOUL BURN" The powerful new drug is only sold to "special individuals" and Dominic is one of them. He soon experiences the mind-blowing trip, but it totally isn't rad.

"THE ME" Kurt receives terrifying text messages...From himself?

"ASLEEP FOR SERENA" The girl of his dreams. The girl he only knows in his dreams. The girl he truly loves. Rob will finally meet her.

"NO WAY, MAN" Janet's daughter is distressed and won't stop crying. "No way, man," the three-year-old keeps saying, "no way, man." What does it mean?

"THE GUMMY WORM GIRL" She's a horridly deformed enigma and she loves gummy worms. She's about to change a candy store employee's life.

Pulp Dummy Dreadful.

Some bastards won't go to hell soon enough.

Sliced and Diced: A collection of dark and twisted short stories

A collection of 17 dark and twisted tales that will entertain, scare, shock, and disturb you.

Stories include a serial killer on the hunt for his next trophy, ghosts on a murderous reunion tour, a jealous girlfriend killing her boyfriend's beloved pet, a ghost bride, and a demon tormenting a nun.

Author Joan De La Haye presents an assortment of narratives; some have been previously published in acclaimed anthologies, while others have never seen the light of day. All are sure to provide thrills and chills but are best read with the lights on.

Time Travel (One Way Ticket)

Dr. Terry Stevens just lost his job because he was working on one of his own experiments on company time and was told to focus on what he was getting paid for but Dr. Stevens far fetch dream was more important to him being at home in his own laboratory working on his own experiment than his boring job teaching physics at a university. It was no surprise to him that his days at the university were numbered so when the dean of the university called him in the office the next day and was handed the news his response was oh well. Dr. Stevens gathered his belongings from his desk and headed back home to tell his wife the news and she wasn't about to welcome him with open arms about the news of losing his job.

When Dr. Stevens arrived home earlier than usual and his wife heard his car pull into the driveway she knew something was wrong because Dr. Stevens never came home early ever. Dr. Stevens grabbed his briefcase from the passenger's front seat and got out of his car and already knew it wasn't going to be a pretty sight when he opened the door and broke the news to her about losing his job. Right when he opened the front door to his house there stood just a foot away from him was his wife with both hands on her hips pointing her finger at him and said "Let me guess you lost your job!" in a stern voice. "Well honey it's like this.... Dr. Stevens couldn't finish his sentence because his wife lay in on him like a ton of bricks and her mouth ripped him apart as he took his brief case downstairs to his laboratory slamming the door behind him. Mrs. Stevens was banging on the basement door yelling for him to come upstairs and talk about why he got fired. Dr. Stevens yelled back telling her to leave him alone so he could finish his experiment.

Outpost: A Short Horror Story

A remote fishing trip in the Canadian wilderness promises relaxation and fun for four friends.

But after catching a fish that should have been released on a secluded lake, the horror truly begins.

And something has followed them back to the Outpost.

Night Night (A Short Horror Story)

A short horror story of 3600 words.

On Monday night Faye finds that her mattress is broken. She doesn't know how it happened, it was fine the night before.

When she buys a new mattress from a backstreet bed shop, awful things she could never have imagined begin to emerge. Things that make her flesh crawl.

Can she possibly make a horrific situation work to her advantage? Or is the cosy life she was used to over for good?

Alien Species Intervention: Books 1-3: An Alien Apocalyptic Saga (Species Intervention #6609)

****WARNING**** This book is NOT for sensitive readers. Contains UNSPEAKABLE HUMAN VIOLENCE.

Alien Species Intervention #6609, is an alien apocalyptic saga spanning 200 years from the Prohibition to the distant future. It encompasses tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and acts of unspeakable violence. When you think you've figured it out . . . WHAM! You won't see it coming. Thriller, horror, science fiction and fantasy all in one, the series is a gripping psychological exploration of how the inherent greed and evil of man is dooming planet Earth and its inhabitants.

In Baby, the prequel to the Species Intervention #6609, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a prominent citizen during the Prohibition years in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to her parents' farm, where she rescues an enigmatic and damaged creature named "Baby" with whom she falls in love.

Netty and Baby find happiness and fulfillment until a handsome Italian stranger, Wil, comes into Netty's life, creating a tense love triangle made more fraught by Netty's struggle to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her body caused by loving Baby. Baby's miraculous healing powers on the nature around them can't be ignored either. The heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story comes as all three face challenges that ultimately lead to transcendence and the discovery of a new world that promises resurrection.

Echo

2033. One hundred years have passed since the birth of Baby's miraculous offspring, Echo. The United States has evolved to a point of politically driven economic collapse.

An abused mother escapes with her two sickly children, Scotty and Abby, from the tenements of Short Hills to the farmland of Sussex County. There she unites with a Latino family who has provided a loving home to Jose, a young Costa Rican boy who has been traumatized by murder and kidnap.

The two families find themselves the subject of the psychotic attention of Armoni, a soul damaged beyond redemption, as their lives become entwined with Echo's, who is intent on thwarting the efforts of the heinous people who prey on the lives of other creatures. And as the insidious miscreant, Armoni, tracks them down, bringing brutality and violence to all, Netty recruits a heartbroken Abby to mount a mission to rescue the wildlife of Earth before despicable events bring on the specter of Armageddon.

In Armageddon Cometh, the third book in the Alien Species Intervention #6609, Abby plans to abduct the wildlife at the Big Cat Sanctuary under Netty's guidance by enlisting the help of the charming Italian yacht captain, Cobby, even though this leads to the exposure of hidden changes to her body. Despite her love for Jose, she draws closer to the charming Cobby when Jose departs on his own mission to find his adopted family.

At Bird Key, young Scotty embarks on a romance with the troubled rich girl, Chloe. As strange connections and revealed identities collide with political intrigue and murder, a traumatized Chloe and Jose scramble in a frantic dash to escape, wildlife and all, to Tampa Bay. Joining them are Kenya, a sassy and striking pregnant black girl, and Peter, their trusted attorney, who has been left scarred and emotionally ruined by their nemesis, Armoni. In the climax and chaos of the escape ahead of cops and devastation from the sky, it soon becomes clear that Scotty might be the mysterious "One" as foretold in an omen.

Warning: Alien Species Intervention #6609 contains violence that a sensitive reader may find confronting.

Mask of the Macabre

Four short tales of Victorian terror, each bound to the other by a chilling thread.



The date is January 10th 1866 and the snow is falling thick on the blood soaked streets of a murderous London...



Mask of The Macabre - A travelling magician appears with a gruesome show. But what secret does it hide?



Doctor Harvey - Bethlem lunatic asylum's newest patient has a story to tell, but how will he tell it to his doctor?

Memento Mori - A photographer is given a mysterious assignment with disturbing consequences.



The New Costume. - The entertainer discovers a new string to his bow and gives the finest performance of his career.

(13,000 words in total)

Before You Wake: Three Horrors

A trilogy of horror tales selected from the award-winning writer's second full collection - HASTY FOR THE DARK - featuring more of the nightmarish visions and ghastly creatures that have been disturbing readers for years. In this book you'll find three stories of occult and demoniac horror.

No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.

A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.

No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.

Praise for Adam Nevill's debut collection, Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors:

"Nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, and goodness me, if you like horror fiction you're going to absolutely love every damn minute." Pop Mythology

"Beautifully crafted, original and complete works." This is Horror

"An outstanding anthology of career spanning short stories." Gingernuts of Horror

Praise for Adam Nevill's horror novels:

"Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you." Michael Koryta, NYT Bestselling author

"He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents." Pornokitsch

"The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader's sense of foreboding increasing with every new page." Irish Examiner

"Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended." Library Journal - Starred Review

"Nevill's talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned." Kirkus

Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Story Omnibus

Now with twelve short stories.

Monsters, magic, goblins, zombies, and more. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. This collection of short stories will have you looking over your shoulder, avoiding mirrors, and jumping at the slightest sound.

From fiendish creatures hiding in your bathroom mirror, to Halloween pranks gone deadly wrong. Each story will scare, delight, and surprise.

No gore or cursing here, just good ol' spine-chilling fun!

Infinite Reflections - When Jessie's sister gets trapped in a haunted mirror, he must figure out how to destroy the creature within. Though, Mom might like it if he gets his sister out first.

Bloody Marcy - Mixing a game of Bloody Mary with a practical joke proves to be a deadly combination.

Monster in the Mirror - Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.

Death Trap - Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, but will he live long enough to collect?

Steven, Space Stowaway - Steven sneaks onboard a spaceship bound for Mars. Just one problem: the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.

The Price of Friendship - How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.

Hobgoblin Horror - Jake only volunteered at the retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's doesn't hear Mr. Fitches' warnings about a local homicidal hobgoblin--too bad for him.

Rolling Leprechauns for Change - Leprechauns can have a nasty sense of humor--especially, when they're getting even.

Hide-n-Go-Coffin - Playing hide-and-seek in a cemetery is disrespectful. When it happens to be cursed, the results can be deadly, or maybe even worse.

Grandpa's Suits - A game of spin-the-bottle with the school pervert isn't a bright idea. Fortunately for Zoey, she's not quite alone.

Brother's Keeper - Zack would be wise to spend less time looking for his missing sled and more time worrying about what's lurking outside. And he's not the only one who'll suffer for his single-mindedness.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb - When Life gives you lemons, kill zombies. In this special short story that inspired the upcoming novel, Nate and Misty's town is overrun by the undead and they'll need a little luck to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess.

These stories are not recommended for kids under 8.

The Tutor: A Ghost Story

Young Max hates Fourth Grade math. His teenage friend Claire is an ace with numbers, and is always eager to help him with his homework. Max adores her, and loves when she visits him in the old house on Hollow Street.

Claire can also weave a ghost story like no one else. But her favorite tale always sends chills down his spine, and hits a little too close to home...

Cerridwen's Cauldron: A Crown of Fire Prequel (Short Story)

When Tali, a young stable hand, gets lost in the woods, he's relieved to run into his employer's wife. As she disrobes, his relief quickly turns to thoughts of lust and forbidden desires. However, this night isn't going to turn out like anything he's ever experienced. Soon, he's plunged into a horror beyond imagining, as the Lady Mary McBain commits him, body and soul, into the service of the Old Gods.

Note: This is a short story. It is the prequel to a longer novel, Light And Dark Are Turning, which will be released in June 2017.

Just One Day

The engineer awoke to the sound of the failing air conditioning, knowing four things above all else. He knew exactly who would be beating a monotonous rhythm on the door, he knew that he had to kill them, he knew that they would already be dead and rotting, and he was painfully aware that they would not be alone...

Just One Day is a short sci-fi/horror story by Jacob Prytherch, author of The Binary Man, Heal The Sick Raise The Dead, and the Cuts of Flesh series.

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Main website - jakeprytherch.wix.com/main

Madeline (A Short Horror Story)

A shed full of macabre secrets... A wife gone crazy...A nine-year-old girl that must die.

Jonah fights for his life while trying to stop his deranged wife from killing their daughter in the name of the Lord.

Sometimes, the Devil truly is in the details.

**Warning: Madeline is a short HORROR story not intended for anyone who may be offended by graphic language or scenes of violence. Please, don't read this story if you are squeamish or easily offended.

Apocalypstick

A Kindle Top 100 Free Book in Anthologies and Short Stories

If a man's behavior suddenly and inexplicably changes, it is probably because of a woman. Or rather, the man's perception of a woman. The two stories in this book explore the dark paths set by male leads and the warped lens through which they view the opposite gender.

Killing Tiffany Hudson: This post-apocalyptic science fiction tale follows a heroic, but guilt-ridden young man, mutated by an alien plague. Contrary to his policy of avoiding cities, he battles his way into a monster-infested Manhattan to rescue a young woman from an imminent, and probably very messy, death.

Finding Home: Part paranormal horror, and part psychological thriller, this creepy story puts you in the blood spattered shoes of deeply disturbed man on a quest for the perfect home and family, as he tries to escape the control of man bent on his destruction. Can he ever find the "normal" life he so desperately craves, when the man he is fleeing only exists in his head?

Grave Clouds: & Other Dark Tales

Horror visits a small village on Christmas Eve as a twisted man hunts an old enemy. A dark night of suspense and romance turns sour when a brother crashes the party. Meanwhile a surrounded graveyard sees two lovers say a final goodbye.

This collection of short stories blends horror, humour and fantasy, examining the very best and worst humanity has to offer.

"Certainly different. Some might say controversial." - Linda Daunter, Adjudicator - Writelink Xmas Chillers 2010

"Hilarious!" - ABC Tales 2013

Hear Me: A psychological thriller.

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Punishment has a Voice.

Joana and Goncalo are married. But their marriage is far from perfect.

The tragedy of their daughter's death has pushed them apart, to the point that they can barely communicate.

Yet Joana and Goncalo are still married.

Then the Voice appears, a voice that only Goncalo seems to hear. Convinced their dead daughter is reaching out to him from beyond, Goncalo becomes obsessed with decoding the Voice's message.

An obsession that forces both of them to confront the real forces that keep them together, and what they truly felt about each other and their daughter.

And the truth behind the Voice will push them towards a fate they never wanted, and could never have guessed.

Joana and Goncalo are married.

For now.

Indefinite Fear: A Short Horror Story

A dark, psychological story of 1700 words.

Janie is a troubled young woman who struggles with her own past and future when she discovers that her mother has terminal cancer.

But what is it that Janie's so scared of? And can Nan's red rug save her?

Christmas in Love: A Flash Fiction Anthology (Flash Flood Book 3)

From an unexpected twist on a classic Christmas tale and a soldier returning home from war to a pair of girls waiting for an unlikely Christmas wish to come true and a creepy evening in a museum, fill your briefest moments with this collection of 18 flash fiction stories.

Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.

You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.

Christmas in Love, the third anthology in the Flash Flood series, is a hand-picked selection of master works in romance, science fiction and fantasy themed for Christmas and guaranteed to keep you engaged.

Daddy's Little Girl

The zombie apocalypse is underway, and Reggie is facing his worst nightmare. The question is, as the metal and wood of the shotgun warms under his grasp, whether or not his love is strong enough?

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (A Zombie Apocalypse Novel Book 1)

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies -- turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled--except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle.

Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp.



Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.



The reviews are in and Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb is a must read:

"I could not put this book down. I really hate reading, but this book I could read 1000 times..." 5-Stars --A kid review from Campermaniac

"The entire book is a joy to read, and it's hard to put down, too!" 5-Stars --JJ, Amazon Vine Top 500 Reviewer

"Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb is a quick, fun read filled with humour and zombie slaying action that I'm sure all ages will enjoy." --Ken, Paperless Reading Blog

"SUPER ZOMBIE JUICE MEGA BOMB was a fun, fast pace, unique read that I look forward to reading more from the author and MUST have a sequel. I would sell a blue smurf for a sequel to this book." 5-Stars --Gothical Book Reviews

"The adventure was suspenseful and page turning, mixed with a great deal of humor. It was like reading a book about my sixteen-year-old daughter!" --Jennifer, Goodreads Reviewer

"This book was the perfect blend of 'B movie' humor and the zombie gore I love... I loved this book!" 5-Stars --Angela Fristoe, Author of Songbird

"The humor is what really caught my attention when I started reading SZJMB, and the action kept me engaged to the end. ...it should engage even the most reluctant of readers." --Manga Maniac Cafe

"I read it all in one day. Very rare that I say I couldn't put the book down. I did not sleep until I finished reading it. I'd recommend this book to anyone (above 10 years of age) even if you're not into zombies." 5-Stars --David Santos, author of The Hopeless Christiantic

Includes two free short stories.

Print version is approximately 204 pages (40,000 words).

Parents note: This book contains no cursing or strong language, and no explicit gore or violence. However, scenes of intense zombie action may be disturbing to younger readers.Punctuation in some reviews may be corrected.

Free Five

Five Flash Fiction horror pieces, all under 1000 words.

Each piece also includes a brief afterword from the author with a bit of background on where he got the idea for the story.

A little insight into the life and mind of a horror writer.

Approx. 7000 words (roughly 28 pages)

Includes:

- "The Professional Crier"

The tears of high school outcast Penny Circe can bring back the dead. At least temporarily.

- "I Spy With My Little Eye"

Anthony Monsano has gone through hell to finally find himself in possession of the round box. The question is, what's inside?

- "Run, Rabbit. Run."

Pete Cantrell hates jackrabbits. Unfortunately, his home is surrounded by them. And something else as well.

- "The Death He Expected"

A group of boys on a midnight, full moon trip to an Indian burial site get more than just a practical joke.

- "Another Oldie But Goodie"

Retirement home resident Margaret Daniels is hearing music that no one else can hear, a song she hasn't heard in almost 50 years.

Monster in the Mirror and other Short Stories - Includes Extended Previews of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb and The Little Wooden Chair

Includes two free additional short stories. That's three great short stories for younger readers.

Could there be a hidden room somewhere in your house? And just what would you find lurking there?

Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.

Includes the bonus short story: Steven, Space Stowaway (originally published in the June issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk).

When Steven's Mom leaves for a mission to Mars, he's determined to come along. Even if he has to sneak onboard.

Just one problem: he gets caught. And the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.

Includes the bonus short story: Bloody Marcy.

When a game of Bloody Mary goes terribly wrong, someone might just die.

Praise for Monster in the Mirror:

"This short story is small and sweet. It's creepy and has a feel of Neil Gaiman's Coraline to it. That eerie, childlike innocence mixed in with horror and suspense. It's a great read, and I really enjoyed it." - YA Books Reviewed

"A very good short story. Written in an eerie enough way to make (you) to look over your shoulder and avoid mirrors for awhile." - Tricia Bennett, Author

"Wow! Excellent short story. Well written and very easy to read. I didn't get bored at all. I also liked the song and the ending was awesome." -B. Marie, Smashwords

"This is such a cute book! I loved the characters and everything else about it! Great Ghost Story and pretty creepy too. Definitely worth reading." -Laura F.

"One really good book, I love it ...it got better and better each minute, first good, then great, then excellent, then awesome, then scary, then done." -Toilit L.

About the Author

M.J.A. Ware, known as MJ to his friends, lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing about aliens, monsters and ghosts, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He's currently polishing his latest novel, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, about friends who take on an army of the undead, armed with nothing but Super Soakers--filled with zombie killing juice.

Previews:

Five Chapter Extended Preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb:

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies--turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

Best friends Nathan & Misty return home to discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town & everyone's fled--except a small horde of zombies.

Even with the help of the town geek, they'll need more then lemonade-powered Super-Soakers; they'll need the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb.

Eight Chapter extended preview of The Little Wooden Chair:

Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands.

As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love.

On The Night of The Christmas Eve

When a tragic road accident cost's the life of Anna's boy friend, Brian, her mind gets messed up and her life almost becomes a disaster, but only till the night of the Christmas eve, when she experiences an incident that makes her blood rush through the veins, giving her new hopes and perspective of life.

The Murder Seat

Dr. Herbert Marriott has a problem that only murder can solve. Luckily for him, the perfect weapon is locked away in his rundown museum, one too incredible for any court to accept. The cursed chair kills all who rest upon it. But will Herbert's victim be so easily drawn to her fate?

A four and half thousand word short story.

April's Rest

The Roberts - a typical family of four - are moving house. What better way to make a fresh, clean start?

Yet Jason - the teenage son of the family - has suspicions about their new home. Peculiar circumstances surrounding 4 Valley Crescent's previous occupants and its history of surreal occurrences, gives Jason a faint feeling of unrest.

What madness awaits Jason and his family?

What secrets are buried at the heart of 4 Valley Crescent?

Disturbed

*This is a short standalone Read*

Insanity breeds insanity. You do whatever it takes to keep your family together, no matter how depraved.

The Amorphous Horror: A Morbid Tale (The Morbid Tales Book 2)

Laura sits for a while and listens to Grandpa Kallembach's stories of Nazi Germany. His tale recounts his struggle for freedom and, finally, of how he got away. The ending only confirms Laura's suspicions: Grandpa is going mad. But as he ends his strange tale, there is another tale that will become Laura's to tell.

Hotel Z: A Short Story

Welcome to Hotel Z, the best place to sample merchandise anywhere in town. We catch them fresh and don't keep them too long - that's the secret. But be careful, sometimes they bite!

The Lingering Remains

It's the end. Not only for Jeff, but probably the entire world.

But where is he? How did he get among these trees? And where is Tina, the love of his life? He needs to find her, but why is it so difficult to think and to move...?

The Note

When Sophia returns to her car worried about a ticket, she is shocked to find only a note stating, "I'm going to kill you," and her world is quickly turned upside down.

SNOW! (SNOW TRILOGY Book 1)

Every year in the United Kingdom, around November through to February, snowfall will arrive. Usually, it is fairly localised and moderate. Nevertheless, every year when this sprinkling falls, all and sundry are taken by complete surprise and general chaos ensues. Transport links and infrastructure come under severe strain, even though the snow often quickly disappears within a few days. The BAA is on record as stating that they are overwhelmed by as little as six centimetres of snow lying at one of their airports.

So, just what would happen, if, one winter, the snow didn't disappear, but kept falling - relentlessly - for more than just a few days?

This is one account of what the consequences might be.

Andrew Brady, a cold weather survival expert and RAF officer, is caught up in a fight for his life against the elements as the UK freezes and dies. He adopts Jane Kelly, a journalist and Chris Davies, a twelve year old whose mother has already succumbed to the cold. The story maps their struggle to escape from the UK by land and sea. It also maps the fates of everyday victims of the snow.

Will they survive? Would anyone?

Uncanny Tales

Four tales of the weird and the uncanny, nurtured in the English soil.

Within these pages the reader will encounter four spirits: a mediaeval animalistic heretic; a personification of Death that has journeyed far from its Breton homeland; a Celtic goddess thirsting for vengeance, and a mysterious sickle-wielding hedger. Some are guardians of their place and of their values, caring not for contemporary social mores, or those who cleave to them. Woe to those who care to transgress what they deem to be right! Others wreak a vengeance upon the living to make them atone for perceived injustices, unleashing chaos in the personal lives and relationships of their chosen victims.

From the near-contemporary settings of The Rude Woman of Cerne and The Ghost of Scarside Beck, to the Victorian era and far further back still in At Fall of Night and Epona, each of these tales is firmly rooted in the soil of England, and a strangeness that is part of the landscape itself. All four are ghost stories, but also draw upon folk horror, the gothic, historical fiction, and satire. There is thus much to appeal to the general reader, as well as to aficionados of weird and uncanny fiction. Readers may also appreciate another of the author's collections of uncanny fiction, which is set in the West Country: Anthology: Wry Out West.

Nibble, Nibble, Crunch

AVOIDING SHADOWS: QUICK READS #8

AVOIDING SHADOWS: Who's afraid of the boogie-man?

About the QUICK READS Series

The QUICK READS series was originally published as a short story collection titled Eight Horrible Disturbing Tales. The entire collection has now been fully revised and updated under the same title and is available on Amazon. Thus, customers can now choose to have the entire collection in one book, or purchase each one separately BY GENRE. For your convenience, there is a list below for each short, the entire collection.

EIGHT HORRIBLY DISTURBING TALES (The entire collection of 8)

QUICK READS sold separately by title:

JUST NEXT DOOR

I TALK TO STRANGERS

AVOIDING SHADOWS

IDLE HANDS

PEACE AND GOODWILL

OUR VERY OWN LITTLE APARTMENT

HYPOCRITES

INHUMANITY