Tuesday Promotions (6/27/2017): Nightlight Tales (The Man from the Road)

5 out of 5 stars – Terrific plots and plenty of chills and thrills

13 tales of terror.

13 tales that will have you reaching for the nightlight before you go to bed tonight.

The Man from the Road

A fat, yellow, full moon filled the sky. It lit up the world, casting shadows everywhere; but what was that lurking in the shadows? Shapeless things with dark, red, shiny eyes–things that were watching a man, as he walked down a road, alone. This man ignored the shadow creatures the best he could, and tried to figure out where he was, and why he was here. He had no idea of how he had come to be on this road, in such a dead haunted place.

He started to walk forward, and something stopped him, abruptly.

He turned to his left, and across a nearby field he saw an explosive fire licking at the starry sky with a hell-filled red tongue. The fire seemed to taste the evil in the night, and burn brighter because of it.

The man trained his eyes on the fire, as if he was drawn to it by some unseen force; and then he saw them. There were people dancing around the fire, circling it, chanting out loud in a ritualistic way.

The man moved towards the field, ever so careful to stay out of the shadows and stay in the light; because whatever lurked in those shadows was creeping up to the edge of the black, waiting for the man to slip into the shadows by mistake. They would have him then, and they needed him because they lusted for just a taste of his warm, soft, human flesh.

The man slipped into a tangle of bushes that were basking in the glow of the moon, careful that he remained in the light, but hidden from the fire dancers. The thorns on the bush cut into him, but the man was so consumed by what he was seeing that he didn’t even notice the pain or the trickling blood. When this blood fell onto the ground, the earth he was standing on licked it up with a dark, evil, greed . . .

The stories in this chilling collection are as follows.

1. The Man from the Road: A man suddenly appears on a road. He’s lost, confused, no clue as to how he got there. He starts to walk and stops suddenly. There’s a bonfire in a field nearby. He sees people dancing around this fire. They are performing some kind of ritual. He turns to flee, but he’s captured. No chance of escape. He hopes he is only dreaming, because all of this seems a bit too real.

2. The Living Sand: Two boys discover a hidden beach and the evil deadly secrets that lie within its soft white grains of sand.

3. SHe: A monster 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.

4. A Zombie Christmas: Three men risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

5. Need to Feed: Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction this town will face head on two fierce predators. Vampires who stalk you in the sunlight and werewolves that transform with the sunrise. This short story rewrites the legends and all you’ve ever known about these creatures of the night. Where do you go when there’s no place left to hide?

6. A Haunted House Tale: Five college students on Halloween night set out to discover the secrets of the town’s most infamous haunted house. Will these students live to see the morning or will this house claim five more victims?

7. A Zombie Thanksgiving: A woman risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

8. 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.

9. Demon Energy: A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

10. Killer Treads: A short story about a man who sees a flashy ad online advertising a twenty dollar treadmill. He buys the machine, too cheap to be scared, and realizes much to his dismay that this machine has a taste for blood. Big Bob better run like his life depends on it because in many ways it does.

11. A Zombie New Year’s Eve: Becky and Joe are separated in a Zombie Apocalypse and risk life and limb in order to reunite for their New Year’s Eve kiss.

12. Joyride: 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. Evil awaits.

13. A Vampire at Christmas: A Vampire uses his riches and immortal skills to bring joy to those in need during the Christmas Season.

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Tales from the Blog (6/25/2017): Devil at the Wheel 4

“I’d say eight Saturday night. That will give us some time to cruise the strip, check out the chicks, do what we do and maybe get a screw.”

“That’s a terrible rhyme.”

“I’m not a poet, and I know it.”

Vin smiled. “I’ll score us some beer since you got the car. It’s the least I could do.”

“That sounds like a plan. I better split.”

“Later man.”

“Later.” Mike made his way down the driveway and onto the sidewalk.

Vin went back to work on his car, thinking of that joyride on Saturday night . . . to be continued next Sunday at 6 A.M. Did you miss a post? Check out the Category “Tales from the Blog” in order to catch up. Have a great Sunday.

Tales from the Blog (6/18/2017): Devil at the Wheel 3

“My uncle.”

“You’re dreaming. There’s no way he’s going to let you take out that Chevelle.”

“He ain’t going to know we did it.” Mike leaned a little closer to Vin, as he delivered the next part of his speech. “You see, he’s going out of town this weekend; and all we need to do is borrow it on Saturday and bring it back on Sunday, washed and clean, easy as a slice of pie.”

“He’s not going to take it when he leaves?”

“Never does. He’s got his traveling car for long trips. He only takes out the Chevelle when he’s home or trying to get laid.”

“So, it’s just going to be sitting there, ready for the taking.” Vin was getting super exited now. To drive a mint 1970 Chevy Chevelle, like the one he was restoring, would be like losing his virginity all over again.

“Ready and easy, lickety pleasy.”

“Time?” Vin was just thinking of the car now. He could almost feel that wheel in his hand and that power underneath his butt, smell the burning rubber, and hear the tail pipes as they roared out that sweet powerful engine music . . . to be continued next Sunday at 6 A.M. Do you need to catch up? Check out the Category “Tales from the Blog” in order to do so. Thanks for reading. Have a great Sunday.

Cover Reveal and A Free Read: Fear of the Scarecrow

Not a lot to say about this one. I liked the original for it, but this one just seemed to pop a lot more when I created it. Anyway, this one is running free on 6/14 and 6/15. You can grab your freebie at the links below.

In case you didn’t know. This short story is based on my Haiku: Fear or the Scarecrow

In a field you hang

Upon this wood post you wait

For the night’s darkness

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This short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge. Sometimes revenge comes with a price.

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Tuesdays with Mike and The Mike Beem Chronicles (6/13/2017): A Zombie Christmas

See, told you I would get back to Mike Beem. How about some Christmas cheer in June? Might help with the heat.

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5 out of 5 stars – I love zombies and I love Christmas ~ A winner!

Description: This short story is about three men who risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

Mike leaned down, and looked out the peep-hole as a zombie shambled down off the porch. There were four of them out there. All zombied up, rotting, bloody, fresh from death, and they were all dressed like carolers and holding caroling books. One had his book upside down, two of them had theirs sideways, and the smart one, the one who knocked, had his right side up.

Mike didn’t put up anything with lights in it or on it. There were no lights around the house. He had muted decorations so they wouldn’t attract attention. He didn’t know why or how the carolers had found him, but they did.

Mike began to smile, as the zombies grunted out Jingle Bells and moved on to Silent Night. He didn’t know if he should shoot them or let them be. He stood there a moment and thought about it, listening to the comical tune coming from the mouths of those zombies. He went over to the window and looked out onto the lawn. Their singing was attracting other zombies, so he knew he had to take them out, funny as it was, he had to do it.

He put on his cold weather gear and ventured back upstairs. He walked into the master bedroom and walked over to the balcony doors. He stepped outside and into the cold grey light of dusk.

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Tales from the Blog (6/11/2017): Devil at the Wheel 2

“It was hanging left until I saw her,” Vin replied, pointing to a pretty blonde in tight shorts walking by on the sidewalk.

Mike turned to see what Vin saw, and he too enjoyed the view. “Man, what I wouldn’t give for a little piece like that.”

“You can keep dreaming, buddy. Society girls don’t hang around with the likes of us.”

“Damn shame.” Mike turned back to Vin, who was now leaning into the engine compartment, banging away on something. “You still interested in a joyride this weekend?”

“I think you remember the last time,” Vin replied, without looking up.

“Cops happened to be there. We lost them though.”

“Got lucky was more like it.”

“How about this? We got it free and clear. Not stolen off a car lot, and no torching this time either, since I know you hate that part of it.”

Vin nearly dropped his wrench, and he looked up so quick that he almost took the top part of his head off on the underside of the hood. “Who the hell is going to give us a car bad enough for us to take a joyride in?” . . . to be continued next Sunday at 6 A.M. Do you want to read Part 1? Check out the Category “Tales from the Blog” in order to do so. Thanks. Have a great Sunday.

Cover Reveal and A Free Read: Gluten Free

I didn’t do a lot to this one. I updated the font and changed the background color back to its original color. You can grab your free copy at the links below. This one is running free for 3 days (6/7 – 6/9).

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Suicide by Gluten?

In this short story one man opts out in a most unusual way.

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