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Hiding in the Dark - Short Tales of the Macabre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00)
A woman, stalked by a living terror from her distant past. A man, utterly consumed by his desire for vengeance. A house, decrepit and abandoned, save for its single monstrous inhabitant. The worlds in which these scenarios reside may differ, but all can be reached through the pages of Ben Crofton's debut anthology: Hiding in the Dark.
Spacer Tales: The Lonely Engineer
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft. In this first story, veteran spacer Jok tells the story of the last survivor of a doomed starship. A 3,200 word sci-fi ghost story.
Feeding the Father (free short story)
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.33)
Inspired by true events, this short first-person fictional monologue follows a poignant turning point in a man's life.
The Dark Side
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.75)
A second-person short story, The Dark Side follows a few minutes of a couple’s life which we soon learn has not been a happy one.
Valerie, A Story of a Vamp
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Valerie is a young girl who has to lure men into back alleys to be the victims of three blood-thirsty vampires. This short story is one of her experiences. Valerie's tale continues in "Into the Blackest Night", a full vampire romance novel.
Ana of Acheron
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Born in the undersea city of Acheron, Rafa’il transports often illegal cargo between cities for a fee. Unable to connect with others, Rafa’il was plagued by loneliness until he discovered the drug called “ana.” Now in addition to avoiding law enforcement and legitimate transporter agencies, Rafa’il struggles with the threat of addiction. It’s a battle that he’s losing…and may not even want to win.
Overman
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
Psychiatrist Owen Hanks’s new patient, Conrad Davis, is a superhuman ex-police officer - formerly depicted by the press as a veritable superhero. Then something changed, and - without explanation - he began to take lives rather than saving them. Owen feels safe because his patient’s powers are being suppressed. But he’s about to learn that - even now - Davis might not be as harmless as he seems.
Family Secrets
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Kieron Bell has endured years of emotional abuse while caring for his bitter, ailing mother. But when she dies, Kieron is left without direction in his life. He embarks on a journey of exploration into his mother’s past and discovers a hidden story of tragedy…with a supernatural twist. As Kieron finds out, sometimes stirring up family secrets can have deadly consequences.
Wishes and Regrets
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
Born with a gift that no human should possess, Darrel has lived a life of wonder. Now terminally ill, he has one last desire. While Darrel’s gift has allowed him to fulfill so many of his wishes, it also caused an unspeakable tragedy that left him forever filled with regret and cost him his true love. Is it too late to find closure, or has fate conspired to do Darrel one last favor?
Son of the Green
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
Ian’s estranged mother walks back into his life with a simple request. At least it would be simple…if it did not require him to start believing in magic again. Like any sensible adult, Ian stopped believing long ago. But when bizarre events begin to occur at the same time as his mother’s reappearance, Ian is forced to wonder if maybe the impossible is a little more possible than he thought.