John Mc Caffrey


John Mc Caffrey writes tales of horror, the supernatural, science fiction, and fantasy. He was born in Illinois and grew up on the south side of Chicago. While still in grade school, he developed a passion for reading through the works of Tolkien, Poe, and Lovecraft as well as being addicted to watching Hammer Film's at the local Saturday matinee. Today he lives in northern Indiana with his wife and two dogs where he writes in his spare time. His works can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords as well as various anthologies.

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Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
After a horrific car accident claims the life of her husband and places her young son in a coma, Natalie is left alone in the house with her guilt. It was she who had sent them out that night, it should've been her behind the wheel. As she wanders the house, she begins to sense she has to answer for that nights events, and she's not entirely alone...
Second Chance Rose
Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sally is 35 years old and has decided life's not worth living. She sits on top of a cold Chicago apartment buildings roof trying to gain the courage to throw herself off. A ghost from her past appears, and shows her not everything is as it seems. As the cold wind sighs, the apparition talks to her of the past, and of a supernatural alternative.
The Marshfield Vampire
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Melvin, in a marriage he can't get out of, finds a vampire under his stairs and works out a deal that he hopes will unburden him from his obnoxious wife. What happens proves to be less than he'd hoped for.

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Smashwords book reviews by John Mc Caffrey

  • Memories on June 20, 2013

    A thoroughly engaging story, tight and well thought out. A great short read.
  • Old Shock on June 21, 2013

    Great short story, very well written. Loved the dialogue and the ending!
  • Europa on June 21, 2013

    Great short read.
  • Interrogation (A Short Story) on June 27, 2013

    A good short story with a nice twist. Well done.
  • The Steps At Silloth on June 28, 2013

    Captures the tone of Lovecraft perfectly. Wonderfully written.
  • The Midnight Man on July 07, 2013

    A great atmospheric read. Good characterization.
  • Crimson Rain on July 31, 2013

    Beautifully written story.
  • La Tutayegua on July 31, 2013

    Exceptionally written, eloquent and well paced. Believable characterizations and brilliant narrative.
  • Sick Summer Camp (Something Horrific) on Oct. 05, 2013

    This was a fast paced, well written short story. The main character Jane was very believable and the narrative was tight. Mr. Meske delivers a creative twist to the “Summer Camp” slasher genre. I highly recommend this for a short well written read
  • The Doll on Nov. 25, 2013

    The Doll, by J.C. Martin is a wonderfully written shorty story, full of believable characters. Ms. Martin pulls the reader easily into the relationship between Taylor and Joyce from the first page. Highly recommended read.