Friday Freebies (5/6): Joyride


Evil awaits. Ride shotgun if you dare with this short story.

A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key.

Bonus Short Story: Sandy and The Stranger – A road racing champion meets his match in the form of a stranger who may or may not be the ghost of James Dean himself.

Bonus Short Story: SHe – A short story about a monster who stalks the city of Tampa Bay. This monster is only attacking women taking only the one thing it needs. Tim Roberts, a detective, is hot on this monster’s trail. Will he catch this monster in time or will this monster feed until it has its fill? Be careful Tim, this monster has a secret yet to be revealed.


When Mike reached the garage door, he stopped, because he couldn’t hear or see his buddy. “Vin, where are you?” He asked, leaning into the garage.

Vin jumped out of hiding, banging two pieces together of the loudest thing he could find.

Mike, of course, jumped. “You dumb son of a bitch! You nearly gave me a heart attack! Don’t you ever do that again!”

“Wuss,” Vin replied, smiling.

“Aren’t you afraid someone will hear that?” Mike asked, remembering how terrified Vin had once been of getting caught.

Vin shrugged it off as no big deal, and turned his attention to the car.

“What do you think?” Mike asked.

Through the curtainless windows, the full moonlight fell onto the car like a spotlight, giving it a ghost-like glow. This light made it look meaner, more evil, like it could almost drive itself. It was painted black with a red racing stripe running from hood to trunk, and each tire had white lettering on the side.