Horror, Short Stories

The Puppet Master: A Short Story

A cool breeze stirred the red drapes of the Fielding home—a sign that October 31st, 2002, would be the first real chilly night in small-town Tennessee since April. Freddy Fielding pulled the throw blanket closer around him on the couch, remote in one hand. At the sound of the doorbell, he flew to the foyer.… Continue reading The Puppet Master: A Short Story

Book Analysis

My Top 10 Stephen King Novels

Looking to get your horror fix this October? In honor of Halloween, I'm breaking down my favorite works from the king of horror himself, Stephen King. There is no author who has influenced my writing style and reading tastes more, and ranking my favorites is no easy task. There's something here for every horror fan,… Continue reading My Top 10 Stephen King Novels

Writing Techniques

Heaps of Horror: List of Horror Subgenres

  Good horror is about more than making your reader afraid to walk through their house in the dark (though that's fun, too). It's about addressing the unknown, examining your worst fears, and grappling with the concept of death, all in the hopes of finding new perspective ... and detoxing your system with an adrenaline… Continue reading Heaps of Horror: List of Horror Subgenres

Horror, Short Stories

A Drain on the Neighborhood: A Short Story

  My Dearest Friend, Phillipe, I hope this letter finds you in good health, you old egg. I myself have been under siege of late. But of course, that is what happens when you are forged from a different mold, as are you and I. The feeble-minded still inherit the earth, and they try to… Continue reading A Drain on the Neighborhood: A Short Story