NIGHT NOISES (Escrire, 2017)
One of my short stories (2,561 words) for Halloween a few years ago, and it’s still–simple as it is–one of my favorites. About a young woman, a dog and a bat.
As a young girl, Cindy used to have nightmares about things in her closet, monsters hiding that reveal themselves in the deep dark of night. She thought she’d grown out of that. What happens when they come back… for real?
A few comments from readers:
“That was good. I thought I was going to cry when DELETED SPOILER PART. I love happy ending horror stories. Kinda creepy how I relate to it. I live in an old house, in the country, by myself, I had a German Shepherd until he passed away, my family worries about me being alone, I’m not hot but I don’t think I’m ugly either. Glad this had a good ending for several reasons. LOL.” –Brittany Stone
“I love it! Suspense and of course the bit with the… DELETED SPOILER PART OF HER COMMENT.” –Sarah Odendahl
“Love it. It’s really good!” –D. Denman
“Wow! Scary… DELETED SPOILER PART OF HER COMMENT.” –Renee McDaniel
“I enjoy your writing… you’re great, Dennis!” –Lory Case
“Good and Scary… you sure know how to build up the suspense. Whew.” –Margie Casados
“I like it!” –Deanna Elliot
“Great yarn! Thanks and Happy Halloween!” –Chris Lord
Laurie was new to town but not to shopping. She was the consummate bargain hunter and always scored big with sales savings. Then she had one of those days that forever marks you. And nothing is ever the same again. A short story for Halloween and the holiday shopping season.
A few early-reader (pre-publication) comments:
“Well written! The story flowed well and kept me eager to read on!” –Margaret Pypher
“Good lord I’m never shopping for bargains again!! Brilliant!” –Rea de Miranda
“Coooool. I lolled a few times too. Can’t wait to share.” –Nina Anthonijsz
I’m a writer and ghostwriter. Some projects require research that includes going through old pictures. One such project was with a client who was the last of her bloodline. She was 91 and told me, “These are for you. Maybe something in there,” she pointed a gnarled, crooked finger at the stacks, “will be useful in […]
“It takes three dates before you get to do that.” he lied.
Sorry but this story is no longer free. It’s available at Amazon for only 99 cents:
The hand came from the page…
Strange things had been going on since Timmy came home from the hospital after his accident.
SORRY! This short story is no longer free. It’s available for purchase for $0.99. Here’s just a few pre-publication comments about the story: “Well written! The story flowed well and kept me eager to read on!” –Margaret Pypher “Good lord I’m never shopping for bargains again!! Brilliant!” –Rea de Miranda “Coooool. I lolled a few […]
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