No vampires! No werewolves! No hairy monsters in these pages. For my readers who want stories with thrills, chills, and surprise endings, I have selected fourteen of the milder stories from my two books, “Don’t Look Behind You” and “Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror- Vol. 1 to rock your world. This is not to say the stories within won’t have you biting your nails. Thrills and chills abound, but they probably won’t send you screaming to the insane asylum after you read them.
Hark! These stories are still not for the faint of heart. If you don’t like a little scare, don’t read this book.
The nightmares include:
Louie finds a deformed taxidermist with outstanding credentials to mount his most prized kill from twenty-five years of hunting.
RED HATS MASQUERADE BALL
A retired psychopath’s favorite past time is wreaking havoc on people she doesn’t know. She can’t wait to blind and disfigure a group of ladies with an exploding gag gift at their upcoming Halloween party.
THE ICE MAN
A woman and her boy friend try to convince her bridge partner that her husband is an infamous hit man who has a reputation for unspeakable acts and cruelty.
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
Jeremy White stared in disbelief at the footprints in the snow leading away from his front door, and none coming to it. He suspects Billy Smith has broken into his house during the night, and he wants to track him down to prove it.
A plastic surgeon seeks revenge for being framed by a malicious, wealthy client who bribes the judge, jury, the attorneys, and the warden to make sure he serves hard time in prison for ten years.
Marty’s new toy man is eating his other super heroes in his collection. He wonders what Witch Albert will do when they are gone, and she gets hungry.
Agnes returns from a scary walk after dark and finds her front door standing open. A serial killer the media calls “The Boogeyman” will kill another woman in the next four hours if he follows his pattern.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Four friends make New Year’s resolutions to overcome phobias in the coming year. A month later, three of them have met with unexplained deaths, and the only survivor keeps having nightmares that his friends were murdered.
Alex seeks revenge on three partners who reneged on making him partner after 31 years of service in remote locations.
Blanche foolishly risks her career as a university professor to enhance the learning curve of her students by supplying fresher cadavers for them to dissect.
WHO’S YOUR DADDY
When Cecil returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, he discovers the father he never knew was a serial killer who devoured his victims.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
A bank robber takes a desolate road to escape a roadblock. He would have been better off turning himself in to the police.
Helen’s Christmas holiday with her husband at her parents’ secluded estate is disrupted by the worst blizzard in over thirty years on the very night a maniac has escaped from the local asylum.
Barry believes a young man in the window seat is orchestrating Armageddon on his laptop computer game.
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