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Horror

The Typist

In the vein of classics from Lovecraft and Poe comes the horror tale of Henry Pickman. A disillusioned newspaper editor down on his luck, Pickman's fate takes terrifying twist when he finds an antique typewriter with a dark secret and the boundaries between fiction and reality begin to fade.

Chrysalis and Clan

This series is the complete first part of a novel, Chrysalis and Clan, that is due to be published in March 2017.

*This series contains explicit content, and some trigger warnings. Please be aware it is not for everyone.*

 

There is a war festering that threatens life as we know it, but it is a war we will never see. It is cloaked beneath the skin of our loved ones, our neighbors, and the strangers on the corner. And it is all consuming.

 

Beth is successful, grounded, and happy. That is until a disasterous visit with her mother, Ava, who is suffering from dementia. This visit, the final visit with her mother, plants seeds of doubt in Beth's mind about who she really is or, rather, what she really is. Beth chooses to indulge her doubt and curiosity by entertaining her mother's ludicrous claims.

 

But there is another side to the story. A side that not only believes Ava's tales of lineage, but is hell-bent on stopping them.

 

Chrysalis and Clan is a tapestry of ghosts, of extraterrestrial creatures, and of demons that will make you shudder each time you see the back of your eyelids.

 

Which side are you rooting for?

Waite Community Announcements (from a Neighboring Dimension)

"...the lab equipment is missing. A heavy, cloying smell chokes us as we enter the room."

It's 1922 and the school year has just begun at Waite College, a women's institute just outside of Arkham, and peculiar events are happening all over campus. The sister school to the infamous Miskatonic University, Waite is no stranger to unusual stories about men going mad or missing. But for the first time evil appears to have crept into their dormitories and offices, to the horror of faculty and students alike.

Consisting of found documents including journal entries, incident reports, evaluations, official memos, and graffitied messages, Waite Community Announcements will trace the events leading up to the school's mass disappearances in 1923--which to this day historians do not quite understand.

 20% of the proceeds from subscriptions will be donated to Sweet Briar College, recently saved from closure in June 2015.

Stolen Moments

A series of short stories composed over the years, ranging from horror, to character studies, speculative fiction and a lot in between. ;-)

Madness Intact

A young woman undergoes various physical and emotional changes as she clings desperately to her insanity, all the while watching the relationships around her crumble and fall. As time carries on, new truths are revealed and old secrets emerge with the arrival of the nefarious "they". Watch and witness a verifiable plunge into the depths of madness and mania. 

The Resurrection of Gideon

Vampire Gideon Gower was a monster. Ruthless, bloodthirsty, and violent. A swift and brutal death awaiting anyone who happened to cross his path. He existed this way for centuries, until a shocking encounter in the 1930s left him reliving heartbreaking memories of loved ones long dead, touching on a pain that he hadn't allowed himself to feel for three hundred and seventy years.

 

Fast forward to 2018.

 

Eighty-five years have now passed and Gideon hasn't preyed on a single human since that night, instead choosing to feed off of animals in the Everglades and hiding away in a small house in Miami. But the quiet of his self-imposed isolation is shattered by the unexpected appearance of Meegan, a beautiful woman from his grisly past who's determined to return him to the fiend he once was. As Meegan attempts to drag him back down into bloody temptation, Gideon has to decide. With the man and the raging beast within pulling him in two different directions at once, does he continue to fight his instincts or allow the baser, darker part to take over once again, the latter tremendously more appealing.

Eventually Gideon finds purpose in newly forged friendship and rediscovered family, but when a gruesome murder committed by Meegan during Prohibition comes back to haunt her ninety years later, threatening not only exposure for Gideon and herself, but the safety of his family as well, Gideon must do everything he can to protect them. Even if it means unleashing the side that he's tried to keep caged for eight and a half decades.

The question is, can he close that door again once it's opened? Gideon is willing to take that chance. For them. But at what cost to himself?

The Last Minuters

When recent divorcee Margaret Ayinger decides to end her life, she wants to go out in style.  For those who have done their homework and for whom money is no object there is only one place for that: The Precipice Hotel.  Like a hospice for the terminally eccentric, it has stood for over a hundred years in a region plagued by yearly forest fires.  Upon arrival, Margaret finds the old place nothing like what was advertised. 

Oh sure, the staff are friendly.  And the food?  Positively four star!  Something about it though just doesn't sit well with her.  For instance, the people who randomly swan dive from their balconies late at night, the impossible thing living in her bedroom, and the automatons in black body stockings roaming the halls.  Oh, and the purple monster named Fred who lives in the gorge.  

Lot 149

“It’s just a light flickering, must be faulty wiring or something – isn’t it?”

Lot 149 is a paranormal story about Keira, a recently divorced woman who purchases a decaying old farmhouse with a truly spectacular history. Country living, a tidy divorce settlement and a job promotion that allowed telecommuting – this farmhouse would be a fresh start for both Keira and her son Tad, a break they so badly needed.

"Sure it needs work -- but don't we all?"

Leaving a big city job behind, Kiera embraces country living and is intent on raising pasture-fed pork and free-range chickens and the latest developments in organic farming; however, she soon realizes how much work is involved in restoring the farmhouse. To help with repairs, she calls in Frank, a local handyman and pest control guy.

“It’s a house with a history, that’s all. Plays tricks with your mind. Most old houses are like that.”

As Keira and Frank work on the house, several unnerving things begin to happen, and the secrets of the house begin to revel themselves. One of the locals, Joe Adams, fills Keira in on the previous owners:

They had two boys, long time ago, one of them had fits or somethin’.

Ain’t nobody seen that boy for decades. Most of us though they put him away –

He had a thing for cattle – bit of a freak, strange things always happened when he was around.

Ol’ Johnston down the way said he did in his whole herd, but nobody could prove nothing. And then there was the Smith child –

Now, decades later, Keira is the full owner in possession of the old farmhouse on Lot 149.

New Orleans Supernatural Weekly

Following a series of unfathomable attacks, journalist Sayeva Reardon decides to publish a (bi)weekly news magazine revealing the true nature of New Orleans' less mundane community. She regularly reports on stories ranging from the best to the worst in the city's supernatural underground, covering every creature and species without prejudice. But not everyone appreciates Sayeva's efforts in bringing what had so long been hidden from human eyes to light, and she soon finds herself fighting and running from danger at every angle.

Mouths of the Dark

Eric Neal's life changes on the night he sees the eyes glowing in the depths of his backyard. He becomes obsessed with what is watching him from the shadows, and his world begins to decay around him...

All we have left is Eric's journal. It is a chronicle of a young man's descent into a consuming darkness...

Warning: this series contains adult content.

The Mouths of the Dark series is complete. Watch for more stories set in the same world of shadows and light!

Fragments of Fear

Don't look behind you... 
If you want to read some stories that will break you into a cold sweat and make you quicken your step as you walk down that dark alleyway, this is the book for you. 
For your convenience, these tasty morsels of mayhem are bite sized. All five hundred to fifteen hundred words long. Perfect length for a quick commute or a wait in the doctor's office.
Can each of these stories really scare you or make you cringe in such a short time? Step inside and see...

(Warning, some of these stories contain graphic content and adult language.) 

The Leeds Devil

On the eve of the Revolutionary War, demonic forces are at work in the forested heart of the New Jersey Colony...

Deborah Leeds is a dutiful wife and a mayor's daughter-in-law, dwelling between the deep, dark woods and the merciless expanse of the Atlantic ocean. Her skills as a healer, and her ambition, lead some to call her a witch...

But the young woman has more to fear than superstition. Deborah becomes the unwitting center of a diabolic plot born of revenge and fueled by Satanic power...

Deborah's struggle to protect herself, her family, and the land she loves will give birth to the colony's most enduring and infamous legend...The Leeds Devil.

Warning: this series contains adult content.

Camp Haunt

Camp Fairmarsh, founded in 1883, has a long tradition of giving teenage girls a residential camp experience. Girls spend eight weeks swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, making arts and crafts, hiking, and more. They leave camp with experiences and friendships that last a lifetime.

But for the girls who came to Camp Fairmarsh in 2003, the camp had more in store. Read their letters home, their diary entries, newspaper articles, and other camp documentation that chronicle the bizarre occurrences that summer. Find out why Camp Fairmarsh is Camp Haunt.

Whispers in the Spanish Moss

Strange tales abound in the steamy south when the full moon casts lacy shadows through the spanish moss and the owl calls from deep in the swamp. Sit back and enjoy six chilling tales of phantoms and some decidedly more earthly creatures guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

Realms of Shadows

Most humans live their lives ignorant of the world around them, a world hidden within the shadows. The majority will live out their lives without ever catching a glimpse of this reality, but a few will find themselves waking up to it. In this world, mysterious creatures wonder about, fighting an ancient war from the dawn of time. Some of these beings seek to destroy humanity, others, seek to protect it. These are the stories of the few who find themselves thrown unwittingly into this new reality. 

Into the Shadows

These are stories from those who live in the shadows. We've all played in the shadows, balancing our loyalty between the darkness and the light. Some finally choose a side, while others remain torn between the two, constantly wandering through life, in search of solace. 

Eclipse

What happens when a person strays away from faith? Is repentance enough to wipe the slate clean, if you keep making the same mistakes?

When temptation lurks in every corner, redemption can seem too far out of reach, even after God extends his helping hand. So, how can one overcome the desire to be eclipsed by darkness?

This is a glimpse of a Christian's "walk of faith" and the struggle to win the tug of war between free will and conviction.

Baby's Breath

     A sadistic madman has taken over a daycare.

     In one classroom, a single mom, wounded, goes into labor, so afraid her baby will be born before the police can rescue them.  Then, the gunman will know she, and her precious, unborn child, are alive.  In hard labor, she is trying to be as still, and as quiet, as she can be.

     Another teacher, who has ties to the gunman, hopes, and prays, she can talk him down before he hurts anyone else, especially their son, also in the daycare.  

     The last other surviving adult, a fellow teacher, is held hostage with the rest of the surviving children, in the common room, holding out hope she, and the children, will survive, with no more bloodshed.

     As the small, close-knit town hears of all this, parents, family, and friends gather outside, with police, and SWAT teams, to pray, and comfort each other, wondering, and hoping their loved ones are not among the dead inside.

*Contains graphic language and violence.  

Sludge

The Cronyn family tries to spend a peaceful weekend in their secluded cabin, but they aren't alone. Oozing out of the nearby lake is a sludge... one that dissolves and destroys and takes over. 

As the sludge oozes inside them, long-simmering resentments come to the surface. And as they fight against the pain and the mutilation and the shambling corpses that invade their idealic home, they must also face the biggest threat of them all:

Each other.

Sad Taxidermy

When relatives of recently departed Elizabeth Cartwright set foot into her plantation estate with ideas of making a quick buck, what they find instead may just be their undoing.  Hobbies of the infirm abound, alongside evidence of the cruel sport that obsessed Ms. Cartwright in her twilight years.  Hideous secrets are buried under inches of dust and neglect.  Their echoes through the cavernous space hint at deviance, senility, and even a little magic.  Then, of course, there are the trophies to consider.  Plenty of wall space still remains...

Friday the Furteenth

Michael Myers. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Freddy Krueger. The pantheon of slashers is getting a new member: The Beaver. 

She's rabid, angry, and loose in an over-65 community. Who will live? Who will die? Come back next month to find out. 

The Let Downs

The Let Downs is a series about terrible human beings who do terrible things. It is a series of counter-culture-esque short stories, flash fictions, and poems not meant for the faint of heart. If you like reading about sex, drugs, and alcohol, this is the series for you. From parents to truck drivers to teenage kids, this is a series about all of the horrors in the world, about the abhorred people who are worse than any fiction story can portray, but more importantly, these are stories about us. We are the Let Downs. 

Frank the Vampire Cleaner

Everyone has a story, even the janitor, but do you really want to know what he's seen?

Frank is the sort of person that fades into the background of everyone else's life. Shuffling through the corridors of the business building he works in, the streets of his city, and tending to the daily messes that people usually don't think twice about.

To anyone and everyone, he is simply a janitor. 

 

*Warning ~ Adult language, some sexual situations and commentary, some violence and graphic descriptions. 

Freefall

Adrenaline junky or free spirit? It depended on who you asked and when you had the privilege (or misfortune) of meeting her. 

When life is constantly being torn away in never ceasing twists and turns the need to take life and death into your own hands becomes a "must", a "thrill", or maybe an "addiction". Whatever it is, Lilly finds herself in a series of situations that push her to new limits and make her question the beliefs that have been instilled in her since birth. Small town life meets big secrets as she traverses through trials with long time best friend Gavin. 

Cabin 18

Delia Osmond embarks on a solo venture, deep into the Olympic National Forest, in a state known for its serial killers and local hauntings. As she settles into her home for the next few days, Delia discovers she is not alone. Between the sounds of the ocean and those of her uninvited companions, she treads the impossible line between survival and sanity. Follow Delia's journey as she finds relief from the treacherous drive to an eerily beautiful cabin in the middle of nowhere, only to find herself battling demons she never expected to face.

Murders in Crescent Valley

Halloween night, Brittany discovers her boyfriend cheating on her. The couple breaks up and chaos ensues. A deadly serial killer, Trenton Cole, stalks Crescent Valley, killing those teens who do not live by his moral code. His wife, Molly, is barren, she feels guilty about not being able to have children and her sense of guilt and shame increases when her husband does not give her the attention she hopes for. What will happen when Molly discovers what her husband has done? Brittany has a little sister to protect from the killer and she has to deal with her emotions after a breakup. What will happen? Who will survive? Find out and read, if you dare, Murders in Crescent Valley!

Dark World

In 2078, sixteen-year-old Ruby R-1046 is introduced to her future mate, Connor C-2246. Over half a century after an alien invasion pilaged our oceans and messed up Earth's natural orbit, what is left of humanity has survived by living in a large underground fall-out shelter that began construction after satellites first picked up alien transmissions in 2016. The complex is governed by strict, almost sadistic laws such as once you reach age sixty, you are “put to sleep” because you are too old to be of use, and your life-mate is chosen for you via a genetic assessment for optimum breeding. No one is allowed near the surface and people are told the only living things above them in the wastelands that used to be our continents are cannibalistic monsters.

Ruby is ordered to marry Connor on her eighteenth birthday, but her heart wants someone else. She is in love with one of her best friends, Reese. On Ruby's sixteenth Birthday, Reese takes Ruby to a forbidden, sealed off passageway and introduces her to Silver, a strange and unkept young girl who has no ID chip and seems to know nothing about the complex. She tells them she is from Earth’s surface. As Ruby and Reese attempt to find out the truth about this unique stranger they slowly begin to uncover a sinister entanglement of lies, genocide and the governments willingness to destroy an entire planet in an attempt to control and “genetically improve” a whole new wave of humanity.

“Dark World” is formatted as a series of novellas, each one focusing on a particular event in the story as each event piles on top of the other to unravel the dystopian tyranny the government has managed to create underground. Although the plot itself is action-packed and designed to keep the readers on the edge of their seats, its the characters themselves that fuel the story with their passion, sense of adventure, love and dedication to one another. The main protagonist, Ruby, is the sixteen year old girl that almost every woman has been at some point. She enters this life-defining story at a pivotal place in her adolescence as she strives to make the leap from childhood to adulthood while caught in the middle of a world of lies that begins to crumble around her. As her beliefs are challenged and tested by these extraordinary events, she responds by clinging naively to love while also digging deep within herself to find her own personal signature of autonomy and bravery, a unique and solidified identity that we all search for as we face impending adulthood.

A Farewell to Arms With a Chainsaw

Lovers navigate a world where everything we once knew is gone and love is the only thing worth surviving for.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



In the vein of classics from Lovecraft and Poe comes the horror tale of Henry Pickman. A disillusioned newspaper editor down on his luck, Pickman's fate takes terrifying twist when he finds an antique typewriter with a dark secret and the boundaries between fiction and reality begin to fade.

 View Series


This series is the complete first part of a novel, Chrysalis and Clan, that is due to be published in March 2017.

*This series contains explicit content, and some trigger warnings. Please be aware it is not for everyone.*

 

There is a war festering that threatens life as we know it, but it is a war we will never see. It is cloaked beneath the skin of our loved ones,...View Series



"...the lab equipment is missing. A heavy, cloying smell chokes us as we enter the room."

It's 1922 and the school year has just begun at Waite College, a women's institute just outside of Arkham, and peculiar events are happening all over campus. The sister school to the infamous Miskatonic University, Waite is no stranger to unusual stories...View Series



A series of short stories composed over the years, ranging from horror, to character studies, speculative fiction and a lot in between. ;-)

 View Series


A young woman undergoes various physical and emotional changes as she clings desperately to her insanity, all the while watching the relationships around her crumble and fall. As time carries on, new truths are revealed and old secrets emerge with the arrival of the nefarious "they". Watch and witness a verifiable plunge into the depths of madness and mania. 

 View Series


Vampire Gideon Gower was a monster. Ruthless, bloodthirsty, and violent. A swift and brutal death awaiting anyone who happened to cross his path. He existed this way for centuries, until a shocking encounter in the 1930s left him reliving heartbreaking memories of loved ones long dead, touching on a pain that he hadn't allowed himself to feel for three hundred and seventy years.

 

Fast...View Series



When recent divorcee Margaret Ayinger decides to end her life, she wants to go out in style.  For those who have done their homework and for whom money is no object there is only one place for that: The Precipice Hotel.  Like a hospice for the terminally eccentric, it has stood for over a hundred years in a region plagued by yearly forest fires.  Upon arrival, Margaret finds the old place...View Series


“It’s just a light flickering, must be faulty wiring or something – isn’t it?”

Lot 149 is a paranormal story about Keira, a recently divorced woman who purchases a decaying old farmhouse with a truly spectacular history. Country living, a tidy divorce settlement and a job promotion that allowed telecommuting – this...View Series



Following a series of unfathomable attacks, journalist Sayeva Reardon decides to publish a (bi)weekly news magazine revealing the true nature of New Orleans' less mundane community. She regularly reports on stories ranging from the best to the worst in the city's supernatural underground, covering every creature and species without prejudice. But not everyone appreciates Sayeva's efforts in...View Series


Eric Neal's life changes on the night he sees the eyes glowing in the depths of his backyard. He becomes obsessed with what is watching him from the shadows, and his world begins to decay around him...

All we have left is Eric's journal. It is a chronicle of a young man's descent into a consuming darkness...

Warning: this series contains adult content.

The...View Series



Don't look behind you... 
If you want to read some stories that will break you into a cold sweat and make you quicken your step as you walk down that dark alleyway, this is the book for you. 
For your convenience, these tasty morsels of mayhem are bite sized. All five hundred to fifteen hundred words long. Perfect length for a quick commute or a wait in the doctor's...View Series


On the eve of the Revolutionary War, demonic forces are at work in the forested heart of the New Jersey Colony...

Deborah Leeds is a dutiful wife and a mayor's daughter-in-law, dwelling between the deep, dark woods and the merciless expanse of the Atlantic ocean. Her skills as a healer, and her ambition, lead some to call her a witch...

But the young woman has more to fear than superstition....View Series



Camp Fairmarsh, founded in 1883, has a long tradition of giving teenage girls a residential camp experience. Girls spend eight weeks swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, making arts and crafts, hiking, and more. They leave camp with experiences and friendships that last a lifetime.

But for the girls who came to Camp Fairmarsh in 2003, the camp had more in store. Read their letters home, their...View Series



Strange tales abound in the steamy south when the full moon casts lacy shadows through the spanish moss and the owl calls from deep in the swamp. Sit back and enjoy six chilling tales of phantoms and some decidedly more earthly creatures guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

 View Series


Most humans live their lives ignorant of the world around them, a world hidden within the shadows. The majority will live out their lives without ever catching a glimpse of this reality, but a few will find themselves waking up to it. In this world, mysterious creatures wonder about, fighting an ancient war from the dawn of time. Some of these beings seek to destroy humanity, others, seek to protect it....View Series


These are stories from those who live in the shadows. We've all played in the shadows, balancing our loyalty between the darkness and the light. Some finally choose a side, while others remain torn between the two, constantly wandering through life, in search of solace. 

 View Series


What happens when a person strays away from faith? Is repentance enough to wipe the slate clean, if you keep making the same mistakes?

When temptation lurks in every corner, redemption can seem too far out of reach, even after God extends his helping hand. So, how can one overcome the desire to be eclipsed by darkness?

This is a glimpse of a Christian's "walk of faith"...View Series



     A sadistic madman has taken over a daycare.

     In one classroom, a single mom, wounded, goes into labor, so afraid her baby will be born before the police can rescue them.  Then, the gunman will know she, and her precious, unborn child, are alive.  In hard labor, she is trying to be as still, and as quiet, as she can be.

    ...View Series



The Cronyn family tries to spend a peaceful weekend in their secluded cabin, but they aren't alone. Oozing out of the nearby lake is a sludge... one that dissolves and destroys and takes over. 

As the sludge oozes inside them, long-simmering resentments come to the surface. And as they fight against the pain and the mutilation and the shambling corpses that invade their idealic home,...View Series



When relatives of recently departed Elizabeth Cartwright set foot into her plantation estate with ideas of making a quick buck, what they find instead may just be their undoing.  Hobbies of the infirm abound, alongside evidence of the cruel sport that obsessed Ms. Cartwright in her twilight years.  Hideous secrets are buried under inches of dust and neglect.  Their echoes through the cavernous...View Series


Michael Myers. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Freddy Krueger. The pantheon of slashers is getting a new member: The Beaver. 

She's rabid, angry, and loose in an over-65 community. Who will live? Who will die? Come back next month to find out. 

 View Series


The Let Downs is a series about terrible human beings who do terrible things. It is a series of counter-culture-esque short stories, flash fictions, and poems not meant for the faint of heart. If you like reading about sex, drugs, and alcohol, this is the series for you. From parents to truck drivers to teenage kids, this is a series about all of the horrors in the world, about the abhorred people who are...View Series


Everyone has a story, even the janitor, but do you really want to know what he's seen?

Frank is the sort of person that fades into the background of everyone else's life. Shuffling through the corridors of the business building he works in, the streets of his city, and tending to the daily messes that people usually don't think twice about.

To anyone and everyone, he is simply...View Series



Adrenaline junky or free spirit? It depended on who you asked and when you had the privilege (or misfortune) of meeting her. 

When life is constantly being torn away in never ceasing twists and turns the need to take life and death into your own hands becomes a "must", a "thrill", or maybe an "addiction". Whatever it is, Lilly finds herself...View Series


Delia Osmond embarks on a solo venture, deep into the Olympic National Forest, in a state known for its serial killers and local hauntings. As she settles into her home for the next few days, Delia discovers she is not alone. Between the sounds of the ocean and those of her uninvited companions, she treads the impossible line between survival and sanity. Follow Delia's journey as she...View Series


Halloween night, Brittany discovers her boyfriend cheating on her. The couple breaks up and chaos ensues. A deadly serial killer, Trenton Cole, stalks Crescent Valley, killing those teens who do not live by his moral code. His wife, Molly, is barren, she feels guilty about not being able to have children and her sense of guilt and shame increases when her husband does not give her the attention she hopes...View Series


In 2078, sixteen-year-old Ruby R-1046 is introduced to her future mate, Connor C-2246. Over half a century after an alien invasion pilaged our oceans and messed up Earth's natural orbit, what is left of humanity has survived by living in a large underground fall-out shelter that began construction after satellites first picked up alien transmissions in 2016. The complex is governed by strict, almost...View Series


Lovers navigate a world where everything we once knew is gone and love is the only thing worth surviving for.

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.