Tom Schafer


First, I am horrible at bio's. Second, my major influence in writing is Poe. I love short stories that make you think "huh, hope that never happens to me." And I try to instill that in my work.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Black. Has a monitor and half a dozen beer cans on it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Fremont, Ohio. Mostly in poverty. I saw lots of people trying to get by, figured, in some aspect, I'd try to show them that no matter how bad things can get, they can always get least in your imagination.
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Unburied Soul
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
A mad doctor receives the surprise of his life during his experiments.
Tongue Of The Succubus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Thomas Thorne receives an unusual, but welcome guest in the night. Or so he thinks.
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A man finds he has an unwanted roommate in his apartment.
Dead Man's Run
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A soldier's run through enemy territory, leaves him on the edge of sanity.
The Gilded Mirror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
An innocent visit into a gift shop gives a man more than he wants.
Shadow Of The Ripper
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,950. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Obsessed with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Jack the Ripper became the name of horror in the late Eighteen hundreds. But were his killings the act of a madman, or did they have a deeper, unknown purpose. A teenage boy, Bobby Crowe, and Detective Kevin Daulton are about to find out as the spirit of Jack the Ripper returns to haunt a small, Ohio town.

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