D.K. Ryan


I didn't pick up my first book until I was nineteen years old, and having now reached the ripe old age of thirty eight, I think that I've made up for all those lost years by reading every single horror novel I could get my hands on. From Stephen King's IT to The Doll Who Ate His Mother, by Ramsey Campbell.

I've devoured them all. I can't get enough. Names of those authors became part of my everyday conversation, Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Richard Laymon, Robert McCammon, Bentley Little and Lisa Tuttle. It got to a point where I thought that I knew these people personally, and they all left a horrific taste in my mouth.

So a year ago I decided to try my hand at writing. What happened was that now I have a number of self published short stories and an 85,000 word manuscript which I'm currently editing along with a head full of many more stories screaming to get out.

I've never been one to take things too seriously but I will defend horror to my dying breath. I love reading horror almost as much as writing and hope through constant learning and feedback I can make the genre proud.

D.K. Ryan.

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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A night full of horrid dreams. A violent fall, bringing blood and dizziness. A day lost, unconscious and forgotten. Home, and alone, to suffer in silence. The nightmare is just beginning.
Daddy's Girl
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A little girl gripped by terror. Betrayed by the daddy she loves. A secret she's too scared to reveal. The moment has nearly arrived. When the terror comes home for a visit.
I'm Old and They Know It
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The housing estate is considered a war zone. The youth of today, terrify its older residents, making them virtual prisoners in their own homes. But they haven't encountered, Winston Clarey; a widower, and lover of bingo. He hides a secret, one that for an unfortunate few will make them question who really preys on the weak.
Jimmy's Dream
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Jimmy is a ten year old boy, who loves to play and cause mischief. He likes riding his bike, and wind permitting, flying his brightly coloured kite. Join him, as he wakes to a bright Saturday morning, while he decides what to do on his favourite day of the week.
The Little Man
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The little man sat on his little chair at his little table under his little swinging light, looking through his little round spectacles that rested on his silly little nose, using a little stone to sharpen his not so little knife.
Reality Bytes
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Lynal Green is a man of the world. His time is spent entertaining the most beautiful of women, jetting off to location after exotic location, and his house is filled with every technology, money can buy. Lynal is also a man of obsession: he relies daily, on his old box shaped computer, but sometimes, things aren't always as they seem, Reality Bytes.
Glory Lost
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Eduardo Santiago doesn't like to lose. His popularity as a bullfighter has taken him to to the peak of his career, but time has ran out, and his family are in danger. His perfect record in the bull ring has to end, if a huge debt is to be paid. Will he take the fall, or will vanity destroy him and everything he loves.
Hunting Who
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Jed Stubbs along with his older, fatter brother Chuck lived with their stooped mother in a ramshackle two roomed hut, far outside the boundaries of normality. Both brothers had lived a life of ridicule and found comfort among the dark woods that bordered their knarled home. It was those same woods along with a moonless sky that now hid them both from a soon to be slaughtered family.
Downed Town New Town
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
It started long before the modern world began, when the plains were vast and empty. Before urban noise filled the quiet wilderness. But to some, they could have been mistaken in thinking that Greg Jennings was the first to change the way things were, just before sunrise on Sunday June six.
Monster Pit
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Sitting on the same bench, looking at the same slide, and the same swings, all on top of the same white sand, make everything that happened back then seem like a bad dream. Perhaps… no, not perhaps… that was the reason they put me where they did. I was a child for god’s sake, not even my parents believed me."
The Demon and Me
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I’m woken from a blurry slumber with the demon whispering in my ear. Soft soothing tones put a smile on my whiskered face. The other is asleep. “Come” it says, "lets go for a walk." We all have demons... come and meet the one who used to live with me.
Useless Monster
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
He would stand in the shadows and watch me sleep and I have this aching feeling he knew I was awake, and he would whisper, useless monster, over and over until I dreamt it night after night. Useless Monster is the story told through the eyes of a child who can do nothing to please his parents.
The Nosy Neighbour
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This short story is any neighbours worst nightmare. Do you see curtains twitch as you pass a house in your street? Do you sometimes get the stangest feeling that someone is watching you? Do feel all alone when hanging out the washing. They smile at you over the fence, raise a hand as you take out the garbage, but sometimes things are not always as they seem. Be careful. Neighbour is watching...

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