Monsters and Wishes
Since May 2013, Sam Austin has been publishing short stories. This collection contains ten short stories ranging from horror to paranormal fantasy, and one new flash fiction story published nowhere else. This is around 46 thousand words of stories, the size of a small novel. More
Since May 2013, Sam Austin has been publishing short stories. This collection contains ten short stories, and one new flash fiction story published nowhere else. This is around 46 thousand words of stories, the size of a small novel.
The Iron Knife:
When a girl finds an injured man in the woods, and finds he isn't human, she and her brother have to fight for their lives against the monsters that want to kill him.
The Iron Knife is a short horror story comprising of around 7,400 words.
A newly turned vampire fights for humanity to see her as anything other than a monster.
Monster is a short horror story comprising of around 3.5 thousand words.
What You Wish For:
After his wife dies Willard Adikos is determined to sacrifice anything to get her back, including his daughter, but when the time comes the price may be more than he is willing to pay.
What You Wish For is a short horror story comprising of just under 3.5 thousand words.
Demon Teddy Bear:
Demon Teddy Bear is a glimpse into what happened after the events in 'What You Wish For'.
Waking up in a dog pound was not how newly turned werewolf Roy thought his night out would end. Late bloomer and heir to one of the biggest werewolf packs in England, he'd always imagined the first time he turned to be more heroic.
He must somehow escape without the humans finding out the 'doggy' they rescued is more unusual than they think. Failure will mean disappointing his father, and exposing the secret packs around the world have kept for thousands of years.
A werewolf form can only be held for so long. He's running out of time.
Monster Hangover is a short humorous paranormal story of around 6,900 words.
They Came At Night:
A young boy awakens at night to find monsters have come to attack his family, but all is not as it seems.
They Came At Night is a short horror story of around 3,300 words.
A young boy struggles to maintain the perfect behavior everyone seems to expect of him, and as his world falls apart he discovers what makes him so different from everyone else.
Second Chance is a short horror / science fiction story of around 5,500 words in length.
Second Chance got an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest.
Flash fiction story: Destroyer of worlds
This is something new. A true story, but if it really happened, then the conclusion is more horrifying than any of my fiction.
Mary's daughter Merinda is brain dead. The doctors don't know how it happened. One of those things, the only thing to do now is wait until her other two daughters come home to say goodbye. Only fate - or something more sinister - has other plans. Within an hour of arriving back her youngest daughter is struck down with the same condition. Now Mary is running out of time to find out what happened to her daughters before they die, but everyone else refuses to believe something supernatural may be involved.
Smile is a short horror story of around 4,600 words in length.
Time For War:
Adam's son loves his mother's new family, and his brand new toy soldier more than his father. Adam's ex wife has obviously poisoned their son against him, she's taken his respectful son away from him, and if he can't have him, then he's going to make sure she can't either. But will he get away with it?
Time for War is a short horror / crime story of around 3,400 words in length.
Go in, kill the vermin, get out. Jim Skinner attends to what he assumes is a normal job, ridding a basement of rats, except when people start dying he starts to suspect his assumptions may be wrong. This job isn't normal, and neither are the rats.
The Exterminator is a short horror story of around four thousand words.
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