DARK TALES FROM THE DEN: a first collection of seventeen tales. Unsettling tales that will ooze under your skin, cozy little tales that twist slowly strange and violent-delightfully dark. There’s a bank robbery gone horribly wrong-for almost everyone. Daddy’s last train, a haunted carousel that sparks up the night, an alien abduction, a meeting with the evil Lilith. A girl you wouldn’t want to meet in a bar-if you value your ink, a drug of the future with certain finality about it. Many graves dug, barns to die in, and ghosts and more ghosts. Seep into this book.
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DARKER TALES FROM THE DEN: a second collection of seventeen tales. Darker tales. Stories of death, ghosts, and wicked delusions. Poisons, secrets, and lovers from the past. Murders by curse, serpents’ fangs, herbs, and flowers. The sound of a wooden puppet dancing in the dark and the touch of a cold hand beneath the grave. Darker Tales from the Den – eBook and Paperback only
“ALL THE CHILDREN ON THE PORCH: a short horror story” – Jenny was born on October 31st. She’s never gone trick or treating or celebrated her birthday beyond an initial taste of frosting. Every year her parents drug her birthday cake to protect her from their dark secrets and the horrible reality that Halloween would reveal. What will happen when she finds her father’s journal and determines to stay awake on Halloween? Will she survive when the dreadful truth comes out? CLICK HERE to read ALL THE CHILDREN ON THE PORCH or to listen on Audible
“SHYPOKE: a short horror story” – Frank’s back on the bridge, dodging sprawling vines as thick as his secrets, crushing the dark fruit beneath his soles as he flees. He must catch the train. Her voice traps him. The child he cannot ignore. “I watched you, Uncle Frank. I saw what you did.”
He can hear the train’s whistle. She clings to him, holding him tight as the horror approaches . . .
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“KISS OF QUICKSILVER: a short horror story” – Evil rules the mean streets in many guises, waiting in the shadows along the crumbled edges of the mega-cities, where murder is the only crime that leaves a trace for lesser violent acts are simply not reported. Children, the elderly, the slightly and severely damaged make up the homeless. The weak and the helpless are deemed beyond salvation and beneath contempt by all but the strongest and the cruelest who see them as a source of sustenance.
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“CRAWL SPACE: a short horror story” – Claustrophobic, disturbing, and creepy. A lost girl is kidnapped and held for years by a dangerous man. Her doll takes the brunt of his abuse in place of the girl. Then the man is killed in a bloody and brutal attack. Now she must protect her own child from the jealous, intrusive, and sometimes vicious toy. Who will survive when they enter the crawl space under the house? Quiet horror that punches all the buttons.
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“THE GIRL WITH ATYPICAL EYES: a short horror story” – Life played its horrible games with the girl. As she grew up she devised clever places to hide—inside and outside of her mind. She was tricked by her own illusions; she was caught in traps of her own creation. It began with a kidnapping, a locked room, and the broken doll that was more than a plaything … and always, in the shadows, the dangerous painting from her past waited, threatening to expose her.
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“BLUE LIGHTS, BITTER ROOTS: a short horror story” – Millions of threads so thin as to be invisible, so vaporous as to be ductile, drift through the classroom emitting a chill, and leaving a sense of unease. Hidden deep in their cloaks, the Blue Lights analyze the odors that cling to the individual cells of every child, from the top of each little head to the bottom of their ticklish feet and every dark secret place in-between, from their gathering brains to their blood-soaked spleens. One girl feels dizzy; one boy throws up— In 1918 Montana, the Spanish Flu, severe drought, and a myriad of strange phenomena plague the land. Fires rise in the night and burn down houses where entire families are trapped to die. Can one young mother protect her children from the fevers and the terrors while she unravels the mystery of the strange Blue Lights? CLICK HERE for your copy of BLUE LIGHTS, BITTER ROOT