Aaron Polson

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Aaron Polson lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, half dozen children, and the first half of the Benjamin/Franklin dog duo. Aaron's stories have been reprinted in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2009 and 2010, listed as a recommended read by Tangent Online, received honorable mention in the storySouth Million Writers Award and Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year. Aaron prefers ketchup with his beans and enjoys musical theater. You can visit him online at www.aaronpolson.net.

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Black Medicine Thunder and the Sons of Chaos
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Series: Sons of Chaos, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Greenhorn lawman Sam Isherwood must confront the thundering horrors of Broughton's Hollow on his initial assignment as Federal Marshal. First there are the trampled bodies, the traumatized townspeople, and hints of black magic... As if it’s not enough, with allies like Abraham Reaver, who needs enemies? Follow along as Marshal Isherwood confronts wild west monsters and the insidious Sons of Chaos.
Lesser Darkness: Horror Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This is horror which "...no amount of beer can drown, no pill can numb, and the type where no amount of distance or time will help us escape...horror at its finest." (Joshua Jabcuga, Bookgasm) Look inside and find stories of loss, of pain, of hauntings both real and imagined, of monsters and the restless dead--stories which will linger long after the last word.
The Sons of Chaos and the Desert Dead
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Series: Sons of Chaos, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
1881. The New Mexico Territory. Men are dying and Marshall Sam Isherwood finds himself in the midst of another mystery. Soon, he discovers the Sons of Chaos have summoned horrors once again--this time from desert tombs. This is the Old West as you've never seen it before.
The Forest of Ruined Men
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Running from memories of his wife's murder, Civil War veteran Henry Barlow takes a job with a lumber company on the Pacific Coast. When the lumber stops flowing from the Lewis River logging camp, Barlow's employer, sends him to investigate with a small band of armed mercenaries. As they travel upriver, Barlow must confront the ghost of his dead wife, alcoholism, and the dark hearts of men.
These Darkened Streets
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,750. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The eleven stories in These Darkened Streets play on the foggy boundary between horror and magical realism . You'll find shivers here, dear reader, and other, more thought-provoking flights of imagination all set in small towns with dark, quiet streets...
Darker Matter: Stories of Strange Futures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“[Polson] provides some remarkable observations about the nature of humanity…” - K.J. Hannah Greenberg (Tangent Online) Now available after sitting in virtual purgatory for over a year: a collection of six dark science fiction stories. Some are brutal, others heart-wrenching and poignant.
Write Hard: Prompts, Prods, and Pep-Talks for Writers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Nobody said writing fiction was going to be easy. Take chances, make the courageous, daring choice. Write hard. No one wants to read another version of what's come before. No one wants the same thing, warmed over, and served cold. This is a time to be bold and foolish with your writing; you just might like the outcome.
Echoes of the Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,230. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Five years ago, a snowstorm trapped them in a lonely farmhouse. One of them never left. Now they've returned, and Hollywood cameras will catch every moment... The house isn't just a house; it's a monster--and they're trapped inside. In the Memory House is an all-new supernatural thriller from Horror Writers Association member Aaron Polson.
Small Magic: Collected Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,360. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
"Polson is a master of the flash fiction form..." - A Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away Small Magic collects 73 stories, quick jabs of less than one-thousand words each which draw blood. Love, horror, fantasy, crime, magical realism, science fiction... Small Magic has a little bit of everything.
Vengeful Spirits: A Supernatural Thriller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,920. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Seventeen-year-old Tucker Ellison wants a normal life, but life in Springdale is anything but normal. As if ghost trains and unsolved murders aren't enough, he is falling in love with Ellen, an art class weirdo who has her finger on the pulse of small town strangeness.
Spider and I: The Story of a Boy and His Vampire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jack wants nothing more than a normal life after his parents' untimely deaths. He bounces from foster home to foster home, haunted at each stop by a monster he thinks of only as "the shadow man". As Jack grows older, he learns "the shadow man" isn't the only monster in his life...
A Feast of Flesh: Tales of Zombies, Monsters, and Demons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Tales of undead fiends, bloodthirsty monsters, and hideous nightmare-ghouls waiting to rend and tear human flesh...
Thirteen Shadows: Ghost Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,100. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of thirteen ghost stories from Horror Writers Association member Aaron Polson. Some spirits are vengeful, others mere memories which destroy the lives of the living. Includes "The Ox-Cart Man", winner of the 2008 Whispering Spirits Flash Fiction contest, "The Sub-Basement", "Empty Vessels", and more. The stories range in length from flash fiction to 5,000 words.
The House Eaters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Nick Gillingham knew that moving before his senior year would suck... but he never imagined a nightmare like Broughton’s Hollow.
Violent Bits: A Horror Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A sampler of three dark stories with visceral bite taken from Violent Ends: Horror Stories.
Violent Ends: Horror Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of eleven dark stories with visceral bite. Some are brutal. Others shocking. About the author: Aaron's stories have been reprinted in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2009 and 2010, listed as a recommended read by Tangent Online, received honorable mention in the storySouth Million Writers Award and Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year.
We are the Monsters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,280. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
While cruising a dark country road late one Saturday night, five high school friends accidentally kill an old drunk. Hiding the body is easy. Lying about what happened is even easier. But lies have a way of breeding Monsters in Springdale, Kansas, and the Monsters have come to play.
Rock Gods and Scary Monsters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,000. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Before his uncle comes home from Iraq, high school senior Elliot Harris is poised to conquer the world as the next big Rock God. But Uncle Eli, Elliot’s guitar hero, returns from the war with deep physical and mental scars, shattering Elliot’s narrow vision of the future. Can Elliot come to grips with reality without losing his dreams?
The Bottom Feeders and Other Stories Bonus Edition
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of 14 dark stories from Horror Writers Association member Aaron Polson. Witness hotels with shifting rooms...carnivorous beetles devouring a sleepy mountain town...vindictive spirits with beautiful eyes...an undead Marine on his return from Iraq...a pond full of restless dead in the title story, and more. Includes 8 tales not found in the free edition--two previously unpublished.
The Bottom Feeders and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
A collection of ten dark stories from Horror Writers Association member Aaron Polson. Witness hotels with shifting rooms...carnivorous beetles bent on devouring a sleepy mountain town...vindictive spirits with beautiful eyes...an undead Marine on his return from Iraq...a pond full of restless dead in the title story, and more.

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