Killer Treads is Free to Read on 9/24 and 9/25.


This short story doesn’t get a lot of press (none of mine do really). I guess a quick read about a killer treadmill isn’t for everyone. However, if you want to kick start your Halloween or grab an example of one of my short stories found in Nightlight Tales then you can grab this one free for the next two days. So, do you dare climb aboard this evil treadmill?


“Do you have twenty dollars?”

“I do.”

“Is it in your hands?”


“Can it be in your hands?”

“Yes, I guess. I need to get my wallet.”

“Get it then,” the screechy voice replied.

“Hold on a minute.” Bob went downstairs and got his wallet. He then went back upstairs and picked up the phone. “Okay. It’s in my hand.”

“Thank you for doing business with me Bob. You will find your treadmill in the garage.”

Bob paused for a moment. “Wait, how do you know I have a garage? How do you know my name is Bob?” The phone line went dead as the money evaporated from his hand. A second later he heard a large bang in the garage. Something had just crash landed on the floor.

He put the phone back in its cradle and went downstairs to investigate. With a cautious ease, he opened the door that led into the garage, and flipped on the light. In the corner where he wanted to put the treadmill, there it sat, gleaming in a pool of light, all shiny and new.

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