Justin Cawthorne

Biography

As a budding writer for far too long I'm hoping [insert current year] will be the year that I finally beat [insert current excuse] and get writing again.
I've dabbled in screenplays, have a taste for the irreverent (as well as the irrelevant) but horror seems to be my chief muse. Still, let's see what else wants to come out.
As long as it's not poetry - I'm really rubbish at poetry.

(p.s. I really appreciate reviews - I love to know what you think of my stories, even if you didn't like them...)

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Books

Shadows And Teeth, Volume 2
Pre-release—available April 30, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,730. Language: English. Published by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
Prepare for extreme horror. This unique collection of ten stories features a range of international talent: award-winning authors, masters of horror, rising stars, and fresh new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are...
Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00)
A classic story of haunted terror inspired by the works of M.R.James.
The Eighth Passenger
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Diverted to an uncharted planet for reasons unknown, the crew of the USCSS Marlow find themselves facing death at the hands of an unstoppable force. But the universe has more than one way of killing you...
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
You set the price! Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
What do you do when the only thing more terrifying than the dark is to be caught in the light? When a covert project goes wrong, a group of survivors struggle to escape an office building before it becomes their tomb. In an environment where death waits behind every door, not all will make it out. As survival becomes less and less certain, the only way out is to face the greatest terror of all.
One
Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(3.00)
What if you never knew your parents? What if population control was the only way a society could survive? What if it was all a lie...?
The Safety Dance
Price: Free! Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00)
The Safety Dance ... to some a forgotten pop hit from the 1980s ... to Crispin it signifies more: a whole lot more. In his quest to uncover the hidden secret of The Safety Dance he will encounter ridicule, despair, dwarves, and the psychotic denizens of an obscure English town. Read on if you dare...
The Pumpkin Eater
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A creepy house. A sinister old man. An innocent young boy... ... why, it must be Halloween again!
The Last Laugh
Price: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00)
Detective Dirk Nickel couldn't care less about clowns, but his is a city without laughs where clowns are a dying breed. Then, one day Nickel is framed - branded a 'chuckler' - and the heat is on. Can Nickel uncover who framed him in time, maybe even bring down the city-wide conspiracy against clowns in the bargain... or will the last laugh be on him?
Strawberries
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50)
Strawberries. Delicious, tasty, juicy strawberries. What could possibly go wrong...?
The Christmas Guest
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(4.00)
A young girl lies in her bed on Christmas Eve, waiting for Santa Claus to visit. But neither of them are quite who they seem ... A short seasonal tale to offer you a few free chills on Christmas Eve. Completely re-edited for Christmas 2014.
Bunnies
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.60)
The infamous Easter chiller - now available in a terrifying new "Easter 2011 Edition" featuring many, many less typos and at least 13% more fire (with kind reference to the attentions of Ms Wielding). Please note that this is NOT a children's story... although it does feature children, and bunnies...
Graves
Price: Free! Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.83)
When a gravestone appears in his neighbour's garden Greg Micheals thinks nothing of it. Neither does anyone else. Until everyone starts dying...
Colder Still
Price: Free! Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00)
John Spencer lives out his waning days enduring a relationship of mutual hatred with his bitter and self-centred son. Then a chilling memory from his past offers a way out, and a chance for revenge.

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