Just in time for nightfall, fun, but still on the dark side.
The Devil in Disguise
Genre: Fiction, Horror, Ghosts
Content/Themes: Teenage Angst, Horror, Ghosts, Supernatural, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
Valerie’s insomnia is getting worse. Every time she closes her eyes darkness surrounds her and something scary lurks in its wake. If she doesn’t get sleep soon she’ll go crazy, but can she face her dream filled fears?
Amber, Derrick, Lydia, and Josh visit the cemetery on Halloween night under the full moon. Ambers gut instinct tells her not to go, but she never could say no to Derrick…
The local tavern was Ranald’s second home, until one night he didn’t show. The bartender gets worried about him. After visiting the sick old man at his home, the bartender is convinced that once the Scot is better he will be back to warm his favorite barstool…
Bar fights, ghosts, and Summer… Harry doesn’t realize this will be his last night alive. If he’d only changed his ways before the beginning of the evening things might have been different, but Harry was out to have some fun…
The Devil in Disguise
Pete puffed out his chest to try and show some enthusiasm. The last time and only time he fought he almost killed the guy because of his size. But this man was entrancing his woman, along with all of the others and the women either didn’t seem to notice or didn’t care…
Victoria’s restaurant is booming and all it took was a couple of spells; unfortunately, the church down the hill is not happy with her or her methods of successes. Victoria is surprised and not prepared at how far they will go to close her down and run her out of town.
Killian had heard the rumors about this place being haunted but was hard pressed to believe them. At least not until this night, working graveyard shift…
Belle is on a mission to keep bad karma in its place. Katrina wants to play and Lori’s stuck in the middle without realizing it. Can Lori fix her karma before Belle has to fix it for her?
Excerpt: From Karma
She’d been on this plane for 40 years now and was tired of humankind. The majority of people she met were selfish. They were liars and cheaters. They could care less about anyone but themselves. People loved to offer their services but when push came to shove they were rarely there.
She rubbed her fingers together watching the flames appear on her fingertips. Oh well, in reality, she worked for him. She did what she was told. She smiled. What she could do if she decided to take some vengeance. She let the flame extinguish. Vengeance was not for her to decide, that was his call. And when he made his call she brought down the karma.
A fun group of scary short stories. Each one is original and spooky in its own way. From the insomniac to the prison guard to the old-timer who just doesn’t want to let go of his seat at the bar, Ms. Thompson successfully takes us to different locations and pulls us into to her cast-of-characters disturbing lives. The book is short and would be fun to read out loud at a Halloween party. By DrewPartyof4
5 Stars Terrifying!
This is a collection of creepy short stories, each one is uniquely terrifying and creepy in its own way. You can feel your heartbeat throughout the stories, and when you finish the last story, you go back and read it again, from “Wrong number” to “Karma”. My favorite was the insomniac “Valerie” as anyone who has had lack of sleep can almost feel there is a monster under the bed. Was it truly a “wrong number?” This was a great collection of stories and I will definite read more of Thompson’s work. (I’ve even redeemed the “free” offer of her Dark Fates: Madness book). Writer Amy Shannon (Blog)