Sometimes Dead Is Better

I’m hungry, confused, and I feel all dead inside. It was all fun and games until I got bit. I’m lonely. I need a shoulder to…well, not cry on exactly, and you have such meaty..I mean macho biceps. You slay me, big boy.

My sixth collection of horror stories, Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror- Volume 3, includes some of my most gruesome stories for your terrifying pleasure.

The stories include:

A billionaire builds an island paradise for his family to live when the zombie apocalypse has wiped out most of humanity.
Two friends from the poor side of town come to fish at Manchester Cove, a luxury community of estates located on a beautiful lake, during the off season. They ignore the sign, Absolutely No Fishing.
Two friends are attacked by a grizzly on a camping trip before starting their first jobs after graduating college.
Strange things happen to two college students on Lovers Lane after a meteor cuts a path through a nearby cemetery.
A serial killer, who killed thrteen children as a youth, is released after thirty years of rehab in an asylum.
A joke backfires when a youth puts his best friend’s eye out with a rock after announcing he was going to do it.
An elderly man seeks revenge on gang members who continue to harass him after trick or treaters are given lethal candy on Halloween.
A motorist seeks revenge on a TV news reporter whose ambition to be a star caused an accident that takes the life of the man’s wife.
A couple and their dog seek refuge on a desolate mountain when zombies run amok in the city where they lived.
A detective goes into the homicide cleaning business after he learns about the obscene fees businesses pay for the service.

Enjoy the Horror in the Kindle store!

What a Deal!!!

If you place a review on of one of my books, I will consider you one of the kindest and thoughtful people on the planet and hold you in high esteem for all eternity. In addition, if you send me an email referencing your Amazon review posted In July, 2017, I will send you a free ebook of any of the books below:


I have written 171 short stories so far in my quest to exceed Ray Bradbury's 400 short stories. It goes without saying it will be an uphill climb. My web site,, includes sample stories from all ten horror story collections. Since reviews are the life's blood of every author, I would greatly appreciate a review of any of my books on and hold anyone who does in high esteem for all eternity. Stephen King is my favorite horror writer, and I admire what King has accomplished in the horror genre in terms of movies made from his considerable volume of work. My Coffeesmoke channel on You Tube has amassed over 2,600,000 hits, mostly from my "Dead Celebrities" videos. I love movies and had seen over 1,500 by the age of 13 when there was snow on 13 channels after midnight. My favorite horror movies are Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and the Evil Dead. My favorite movie of all time Is Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life with James Stewart. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker , Clive Cussler, James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Lee Burke, Richard Matheson, Lee Child, Jack Ketchum& Jack Kilborn/Konrath.
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