Joshua Scribner

Biography

Joshua Scribner is the author of eight published novels and over 100 short stories. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters. Up to date information on his work can be found at joshuascribner.com.

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Books

Ghost Train: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction
The last thing Dawn remembers is being alone on her bed, waiting for her husband to come home. Now she’s in total darkness, on a cold concrete floor. And there seems to be something with her.
A Night Shift: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction
A short story about loyalty, disloyalty, and deadly consequences.
Sucked Away: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
You can hide from your past, but it’ll find you eventually. When it does, just hope you’re not sucked away.
Guardians Good and Bad: Four Brief Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four brief tales about people who watch over people, but sometimes for the wrong reasons.
Externalize: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story about a self-berating girl and a powerful psychological tool that just might change everything.
Screened: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a ghost that gets involved in a high-school football game.
3AM Smoke: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joe’s done the same thing at the same time for many years now. The timing is odd, and the behavior hard to explain. But the weirdest thing of all might be the company he keeps. And oh what he’s about to learn. His life will never be the same.
The Bad Ones: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes we’re blind to the bad ones. Sometimes it cost us dearly.
The Other Side: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a haunting past and the ghosts that linger.
Attic: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
We’ve all had noise in our attics. We’ve all been kept awake at night. Rick will try to do something about the noise.
Take Me With You: A Novelette
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction
Fourteen-year-old Toby has been shamed to the point no high-school kid should be shamed. Time to take a walk into town and visit a couple of people. But there’s something he hasn’t anticipated, something along the way, and it might be worse than the death of his reputation, or even the death of him.
Baked Good: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
A story about an abused woman, her cruel husband and a witch with some special muffins.
How We Hunt: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
Every skilled predator has methods. Some methods work better than others.
One of Nine
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
Dead people keep coming to Mike Staber’s dreams. He can’t quite understand what their trying to tell him, but there’s a sense that he better hurry. He might be in grave danger.
The Last Gift: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
Henry Mason has received many gifts from his parents. They’ve all been very good. But the last one he receives will truly blow his mind.
Never Fear Again: A Novel
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Mark Lions, age 14, lives his life with crippling anxiety, until one day his family moves to a country home and that anxiety lifts like a bad dream upon waking up. Something in their new home has caused this, and it’s not alone. The Lions have been drawn into something they cannot resist and a battle they might not survive.
Mantis Hidden: Book 3 of the Mantis Series
By Joshua Scribner
Series: Mantis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,580. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
Mantis Shed finds himself trapped in various dream worlds again. But this time, he’s taking a friend with him. They’re chasing what appears to be a cowgirl with lightning fast hands. He’s not sure what they’ll do when they catch her, or if they survive long enough to do that in these strange places designed to trap and kill.
Nescata: A Novel
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,620. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
Jacob Sims visits his hometown, Nescata, Oklahoma. Recently, Nescata has suffered several peculiar deaths. Jacob's return brings personal changes. His lifelong funk fades, but vivid hallucinations come in its place. He's haunted by a mysterious man in white, and his near-comatose grandmother is trying to tell him something. He must learn the connection between the deaths. Lives depend on him.
The Coma Lights: A Novel
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,920. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction
An Oklahoma tornado drops from the sky to sweep up Sully Jacobson and his car. Weeks later, he awakes from a coma with a crippling fear of driving. Horrid visions resist Sully's attempts at facing his fear, and glowing people haunt his dreams. Meanwhile, loved ones are keeping secrets from him, and people are dying. Can Sully find a vital connection in all of this, or will the deaths continue?
The Worst Sin: A Novelette
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
Mitchell has lost his job. He’s going to jail, and his daughter’s dying. But magic is coming. Maybe things will get better. Maybe things aren’t totally as they seem.
A New Legend: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
Andre Savor has it made. The bar his dad left him provides not only good income, but a never ending stream of beautiful women to take home. But there’s a payment for all this that Dad didn’t tell him about. Unfortunately another supernatural being is on its way to fill him in.
Fear's Child: A Novel
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After teenager Maddy Crandale assaults the captain of the cheerleaders, her parents move her to the country, where there’s no trouble for Maddy to find. But trouble finds Maddy. Animals stalk her. She dreams that she’s someone else. Odd fears arise. With both parents caught up in their own weirdness, can this problem child defeat a strange menace alone, or will it take what it came for?
Cursed Highway: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
A short story about nighttime ghosts on a lonely Oklahoma highway.
Perfect Circumstances and Why Wine?
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction
Two modern horror stories, frightening and dark, with a common theme.
Methods of the Darkened Soul: 5 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
Five brief and twisting stories about wicked little tricks.
Unself Reflection: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Karen’s therapist doesn’t want her to fear the voices in her head. But does the voice in her head really care what her shrink thinks? Is it really only in her head?
Grandma's Echo: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Some say there are no accidents. Lucus will witness three on the way to the gym. But are they accidents at all?
Loud Enough to Wake the Dead: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
Thump, thump, thump goes the bass that wakes you up at night. It takes over your brain, makes it impossible for you to think. But now the skinny punks who pump it have woken up one of the deepest sleepers of all. And she’s not happy.
The Creek and the Rattlesnake: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
A story about a lonely little boy with a dangerous imagination.
Ghost Eyes: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
Kristy Morrow is fat, ugly and lacks confidence. But she's fine with all that. So why has she been chosen to fill the position of the most important worker at her job? Why did he hand pick her as his replacement before he left? Maybe the disembodied voices will help her figure it all out. Or maybe she's just crazy.
A Haunting Beauty: A Novel
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Strange things are happening in the Becker's new home. Noises come from the attic. Stevie Becker speaks of infidelity, but only in her sleep. Roony Becker finds himself both tempted and injured by sexual indiscretions. It seems something has come for them, something both wicked and beautiful, something far beyond normal reality. Can they resist its temptations? Will they survive its attacks?
Mantric Syllable: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Fiction
As a therapist, Mark Zellar's ability to stamp out negative emotions borders upon magical. But what can he do when the negative all stems from one person, and that person does not wish to change? What's worse, that person is his new boss. Mark's friend, Jay, has a wicked suggestion.
Misdirected: A Novelette
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
Who's at the door? Someone keeps knocking at night, bringing Barret Spikes from sleep. He'd see who it is, but he suffers from sleep paralysis, and his mind wakes long before his body. Will Barret be able to move on time to see who it is and protect himself if necessary? Or will the nightly visitor get the door open first? What exactly does the visitor want?
Compelled: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction
Cory, a young writer, just wants to walk up to the gas station to grab a pack of smokes. Little does he know that he's recently made a bad decision about his life and he's about to pay the price.
Restless and Place Memory: 2 Short Stories
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
A couple of stories about things that want to get inside your skull.
Haunting Memories: Four Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four short stories where the haunting past comes back full force.
Somewhere in the Distance: 10 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Complex and subtle? Possibly. Or maybe vague. It's up to you, and you'll be right, of course. To be reread several times to find what you missed last time? Or not even to be finished? Your call. 10 short works that feature darkness and do not emphasize clarity.
Strange Magic: 12 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
12 brief stories about the use and misuse of magical powers.
Horror and Other Emotions: 9 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
9 short works that focus on fear and other emotional reactions.
SSS: 11 Flash Pieces
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
Sometimes dark. Sometimes complex. 11 short works with a little social commentary between the lines.
Rerouted: 9 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
A collection of nine brief speculative stories about altered pathways.
Dark Pathways: 6 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction
Sometimes deep, sometimes just plain weird, these 6 stories gather around the theme of strange things that affect the courses of people's lives.
Inside the Animal: 7 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction
Seven brief speculative stories about strange animal behavior.
Cryptic Zoology: 6 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
Six brief creature-feature stories with a little science fiction and a lot of horror.
Wishing Well: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
It sounds like easy money. But Joe will have to follow the shady Clark into the dark woods to get it. Once there, Joe will find something more horrific than even his worst fears.
7 Ways to Steal a Person: 7 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
Seven unique and brief stories about different kinds of abduction.
What's in Your Head: 8 Short Works
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
8 short works that consider things that can get in your head.
Strange Connections: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Pickles, wine and tornados. What's the common thread? It's just one of the puzzles three college friends will have to solve. And they're doing it late at night, on a farm out in the middle of nowhere, because these puzzles keep popping into their minds. Is something trying to send them a message? Does it need help? Are its intentions good?
Arrow: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction
His brothers-in-arms all dead, Arrow continues to fight. But the battlefield has changed drastically, and his new enemies are like nothing from the known world. Something is testing him. Will his training and instincts keep him alive in this strange place, or will he be one of the many casualties in the new world's games of death?
The Hitch: A Short Story
By Joshua Scribner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction
Kite's father told him he should stick with his friend Dozer to achieve greatness. That's why Kite follows Dozer into a building with flickering lights and up floors that seem increase with madness the higher they go. Will Kite's confident friend keep him safe, or is Dozer leading him to certain disaster?
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