Horror in Large Doses







Ah, the horror story. Even short stories and novellas have the ability to scare the living daylights out of us, and keep most people awake long into the night. Who among us is immune to the effects of a well written psychologically terrorizing tale?



Like other genres, horror has evolved over the years since the century changed. Books that once relied on slash and gore have become the minority in this genre, with authors preferring to delve into the psychology of terror. In other words, your favorite author might just use your very overactive imagination to scare you.





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Sleep is impossible after reading these eight tales of things that go bump in the night…

Mysterious Warrior Battles Evil Coven…

Haunted wedding dress horror story…

Every secret has a cost…

Who am I and why am I here?

Long hidden secrets emerge from the pond…

Unexpected consequences from an interruption…

Don’t plan on the usual housewarming!

The perfect relationship from hell!

Sadie K. Frazier, Josie Montano, S.C. Alban, Johnny Gunn, K.C. Sprayberry, Debbie De Louise, Archimede Fusillo, and Alex Pilalis present eight stories of horror sure to have you screaming!
 


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As the first hint of moonlight began to creep in, over the wooded forests of Ashwood Falls, Oregon, whispers and moans of spirits from below reverberated throughout the terror stricken town. Black, shadowy figures, smelling like the putrid stench of death, seeped into the cobblestone crevices of that once conservatively quiet community. They had been teetering on the verge of panic for the last month, waiting for this night to arrive.

The trees branches, blowing ferociously, and bowing with each rush of wind, knocked violently against the old brick building in one of the most historically significant parts of town. One single flash of lightning exploded across the sky, followed closely by a deafening crack of thunder, the sound echoing for miles. What started as just a light drizzle was now a flurry of torrential rain, mixed with a sudden onset of pelting hail against the corrugated metal roof of the old library.

Set on the crest of a breathtakingly scenic bluff, the town of Ashwood Falls was home to thousands of hardworking folk; bankers, lawyers, teachers, and the like. The townspeople were governed by a sheriff's department, whose minds had long since been under the complete control of the evil masterminding of the coven, making them all essentially their test subjects for the diabolical plans they had devised.






About the K.C. Sprayberry

Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond.

She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair game when plotting a new story.

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