Mark Souza


I lead a pretty boring life, really. During the day, I build jet aircraft - well, not all by myself - I do my part. At night, I create monsters and new worlds for them to play in. I write fiction - horror mostly, but my interests are broad and I will not be boxed into one genre. The only thing I can promise readers is a commitment to keep them entertained. I hope to become one of your favorite authors.

Where to find Mark Souza online


Cupid's Maze
Price: Free! Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
A short story - Sean has popped the question and dreads the drive across the bleak Kansas landscape on Valentine's Day to announce his intentions to his fiancee Janet's parents. When he sees a sign for a corn maze, he pulls in for a momentary reprieve. Little does he know what a mistake he's made.
Murphy's Law
Price: Free! Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It started at a smoky bar, a conversation with a beautiful woman, a night in her bed. Private Detective Murphy McEvoy can’t believe his luck. But for some, when things go too well, there is a reckoning, a balancing of the cosmic scales, and Murphy is one of those people.
Appliances Included
Price: Free! Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Occult
How scary can appliances be? For Mary and Lou Givens, their first house is the deal of a lifetime. And when the family cat disappears, rumors of their home’s past percolate to the surface.
The Diary of Horatio White
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Corporal Horatio White knows firsthand how General McClellan lost the Battle at Antietam Creek during the Civil War. Though the Union Army outnumbered Lee’s forces two to one and had the element of surprise, the battle would take a shocking turn.
The Comfort Shack
Price: Free! Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Rebecca Smythe’s world inside Fort Cavendish is turned upside down in the winter of 1759 when an Native American girl is brought in to work at The Comfort Shack. The girl quickly has the men under her spell and is not what she at first seems.
Second Honeymoon
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
Robyn's Egg: A Futuristic Thriller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,440. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In a dismal future driven by corporations, where most citizens are human billboards focused on status and entertainment, Moyer and Robyn Winfield struggle to attain a baby. Moyer doubts he will make a good father. His wife Robyn, however, is frantic for a child, and Moyer wonders how long his marriage will survive without one.
Cat O' 9 Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A horror anthology of nine short stories from the twisted mind of Mark Souza, for those who appreciate horror, a little chill up the spine, prickly-flesh, and a few sleepless nights. Included is the story "Witch Apples" - destined to be a Halloween classic.

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  • Checking It Twice on Dec. 24, 2010

    "Checking It Twice" is a new Christmas classic building on existing Christmas traditions in a new and creative way. It emphasizes why it's important for children to be nice and pays homage to the elves - the most overlooked aspect of Christmas lore. I highly recommend this charming yet chilling piece. It's a story I plan to recite to my own kids on the holidays.