Hell-o world!

Skellie of Land of Fright

Skellie says “Hell-o!”

Welcome to the Land of Fright™!

I’m bringing you twisted tales of the macabre, the strange, the unearthly, and the weird. And I’ll top all these horror short stories off with my insightful words of wisdom. Or sometimes I’ll just say a bunch of stupid shit to make myself laugh.

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Land of Fright™ Mega Collection 2 is available on Amazon

Land of Fright­™ Mega Collection 2
The Land of Fright™ stories contained in Mega Collection 2:

#26 – Out of Ink: Colonists on a remote planet resort to desperate measures to ward off an attack from alien animals.

#27 – Dung Beetles: Mutant dung beetles attack a family on a remote Pennsylvania highway.

#28 – The Tinies: A beleaguered office worker encounters a strange alien armada in the sub-basement of his office building.

#29 – Hammer of Charon: In ancient Rome, it is the duty of a special man to make sure gravely wounded gladiators are given a quick death. He serves with honor. Until they try to take his hammer away from him…

#30 – Pharaoh’s Cat: In ancient Egypt, the pharaoh is dying. His advisors want his favorite cat to be buried with him. The cat has other plans…

#31 – The Throw-Aways: A washed-up writer of action-adventure thrillers is menaced by the ghosts of the characters he has created.

#32 – Everlasting Death: The souls of the newly deceased take on solid form and the Earth quickly begins to fill with immovable statues of death…

#33 – Bite the Bullet: In the Wild West, a desperate outlaw clings to a bullet cursed by a Gypsy… because the bullet has his name on it.

#34 – Road Rage: A senseless accident on a rural highway sets off a frightening chain of events.

#35 – The Controller: A detective investigates a bank robbery that appears to have been carried out by a zombie.

#36 – The Notebook: An enchanted notebook helps a floundering author finish her story.

#37 – The Candy Striper and the Captain: American WWII soldiers in the Philippines scare superstitious enemy soldiers with corpses they dress up to look like vampire victims.

#38 – Clothes Make the Man: A down-on-his-luck young man steals a magical suit off of a corpse, desperately hoping some of its power will rub off on him.

#39 – Memory Market: The cryptic process of memory storage in the human brain has been decoded and now memories are bought and sold in the memory market.

#40 – The Demon Who Ate Screams: A martial artist battles a vicious demon who feeds on the tormented screams of his victims.

#41 – The Hatchlings: An afternoon barbecue turns into an afternoon of terror for a suburban man when the charcoal briquets he is using in his grill start to hatch!

#42 – Virgin Sacrifice: A professor of archaeology is determined to set the world right again using the ancient power of the Aztec sacrifice rituals.

#43 – Smog Monsters: The heavily contaminated air in Beijing turns even deadlier when unearthly creatures form within the dense poison of its thick pollution.

#44 – Benders of Space-Time: A young interstellar traveler discovers the uncomfortable truth about the Benders, the creatures who power starships with their ability to fold space-time.

#45 – The Picture: A soldier in WWII shows fellow soldiers a picture of his fiancé, but this seemingly harmless gesture is far from innocent…

#46 – Black Ice: A vicious dragon is offered a gift — a block of ice to soothe the fire that burns its throat. Too bad the dragon has never heard of a Trojan dwarf…

#47 – Artist Alley: A comic book publisher sees himself depicted in a series of drawings. He would normally find such homages flattering, except for what he notices happening in each subsequent drawing…

#48 – Dead Zone: A yacht gets caught adrift in the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. What comes aboard from the dead zone cannot really be considered alive…

#49 – Cemetery Dance: A man afraid to take his own life attempts to torment a devout man into killing him. But there are some things worse than death.

#50 – The King Who Owned The World – A bored barbarian king demands a new challenge.


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The Hatchlings is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #41: The HatchlingsThe Hatchlings

A peaceful Saturday afternoon barbecue turns into an afternoon of terror for a suburban man when the charcoal briquets he is using in his grill start to hatch! He must find a way to combat the deviant creatures that emerge from the hot coals and save his home from being destroyed.

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

The Hatchlings is available now on Amazon

That Was So Weird

The grill made a crackling noise and he looked back over to the coals. Even from this distance, he could see that one of the briquets had a very pronounced crack in it. Calum frowned. That was so weird. He moved back over to the grill.

When the tiny leg poked its way out of the charcoal, he dropped his beer bottle in startled amazement. The bottle shattered on the concrete floor of the garage, spraying his jeans with splashing liquid and spattering flecks of foam.

 

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The Demon Who Ate Screams is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #40: The Demon Who Ate Screams.The Demon Who Ate Screams

A young martial artist battles a vicious demon who feeds on the tormented screams and dying whimpers of his victims.

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

The Demon Who Ate Screams is available now on Amazon

Something Bad Always Happens

You may have heard parts of this story before. It begins with a young martial artist forsaking violence for a peaceful way of life. He has a hot temper, and this always seems to get him into trouble, so the young man goes to the temple to study under the wise monks to learn their simple ways, and to learn how to keep his anger under control. The young man continues to train in the martial arts, of course, as that is part of his holy life. He uses kung fu to keep his body as fit as his mind. He struggles to remain chaste and pure, doing his best to ignore the sweet advances of a young woman he sees in the village on his rare visits into town (but fails — several times).

As you are probably aware of the tragic plights that befall most of these young men, then you know something always happens to rip the young martial artist out of his peaceful life. Always. Either his sister gets murdered, or a monster made of straw nearly decapitates him, or the village he grew up in gets destroyed, or a one-eyed dragon stalks him, or an ancient warrior made of stone attacks him, or a demon torments him, or his brother monks in the temple get slaughtered, or a skeleton army assaults him, or an entire school burns down with the children still inside. Something bad always happens to rip the young martial artist away from his idyllic life in the temple, forcing him to embrace the violent creature that exists deep inside himself.

Usually, though, not all of those horrific things happen to the same guy. Except this time they did.

 

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Memory Market is available now on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #39: Memory Market.Memory Market

The cryptic process of memory storage in the human brain has been decoded and now memories are bought and sold in the memory market. But with every legitimate commercial endeavor there comes a black market, and the memory market is no exception…

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

Memory Market is available now on Amazon

The Black Market For Memories

The black market for memories was a scary place. What was really scary to Paulo was how pristine and pure the whole place looked, despite what was being sold here. Everything was polished and shiny, chrome and whiteness, gleaming with cleanness. Yet he knew many of the memory sticks sold here contained dark and horrible things, twisted and macabre activities, heinous events and horrid crimes, terrible tragedies, and the pain-filled end to many lives. So what are you doing here? he wondered again. God, he hated this business. He hated everything about it, yet he couldn’t stay away. Nobody could stay away from the memory sticks anymore. Everyone in the world seemed addicted to them. Yeah, but most of them stick to the legal memories. The happy family memories. The adventurous travel memories. The triumphant sports memories. The movie star memories. The sex memories. Oh, but not you. No. You’re never happy with what normal people do. You always gotta have more. You’re here because you are a sick, twisted fuck.

 

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Clothes Make the Man is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #38: Clothes Make the Man.Clothes Make the Man

A down-on-his-luck young man steals a magical suit off of a corpse, desperately hoping some of its power will rub off on him.

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

Clothes Make the Man is available now on Amazon

The Dead Man In The Coffin

Blake Goldwin stared at the dead man in the coffin, trying to figure out how he could get the suit off Robert’s corpse without anyone finding out. How the hell do you get a suit off a corpse? Blake had no idea. But somehow he was going to figure it out.

Robert always had said that the suit was the real source of his wealth and his sex appeal. He had said it was indestructible. He couldn’t rip it. He couldn’t cut it. He couldn’t even burn it (and Robert said he had tried). It was some kind of super suit.

 

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The Candy Striper and the Captain is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #37: The Candy Striper and the Captain.The Candy Striper and the Captain

American WWII soldiers in the Philippines scare superstitious enemy soldiers with corpses they dress up to look like vampire victims. The vampire bites might be fake, but what comes out of the jungle is not…

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

The Candy Striper and the Captain is available now on Amazon

Scared For Their Eternal Souls

Those Jap soldiers out in the Philippine jungles, they were scared for real. Scared for their eternal souls, which was far worse to them than being scared about dying from a bullet from an M1 or a Springfield, or dying from the stabbing slash of a trench knife. The flesh and bone of your body eventually rots away to nothing no matter how you die, but your eternal soul goes on forever. Even their macho bushido code couldn’t protect them from the everlasting dishonor and damnation from a vampire’s bite.

We used nails the first time on a Jap that was dead a few days. We had to dress up the holes and smear some blood around them to give them that authentic touch, but they looked pretty good after we were done. We decorated him real nice. Greely was too scared to do it. He didn’t have the stomach for desecrating the dead. Me? I didn’t give a shit. Not after what those Japanese savages did to McDowd and Valentino. You ever see a man with his dick cut off and shoved into his mouth? I have. More than once. No, I had no problem at all picking up a rusty nail and stabbing a few holes into that dead Jap’s neck to simulate a vampire’s bite. No problem at all.

 

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The Notebook is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #36: The Notebook.The Notebook

An enchanted notebook helps a floundering author finish her story. But the unnatural fuel that stokes the power of the mysterious writing journal leads her down a dark and disturbing path…

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

The Notebook is available now on Amazon

Written In Blood

Marla opened the notebook and stared. She had a hard time believing what she saw in the leather-bound journal. There were words on the page. Words she didn’t remember writing. Words she knew she had not written. Because they were written in blood.

She slapped the notebook shut and immediately pushed it off her lap, standing up quickly to get away from it. What the hell? She stared down at the notebook sitting on the carpet, feeling her heart pounding in her chest. The notebook lay motionless on the floor. She half-expected it to growl at her like it was some possessed creature, but it wasn’t making any noise. It wasn’t moving. It wasn’t slithering across the floor. It just sat there.

Waiting for her to pick it back up.

 

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The Controller is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #35: The Controller.The Controller

A detective investigates a bank robbery that appears to have been carried out by a zombie.

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

The Controller is available now on Amazon

Dead For Weeks

“How could the guy be dead for weeks and still rob a bank yesterday?” Hagan Broome puffed on his cherry e-cig and looked at the coroner. Hagan was a gruff man in his fifties, grizzled, his hair kept short and neat. Lines of wrinkles creased his forehead. He had frowned so much in his life that his lips were perpetually curved down at the corners.

“That’s your job to figure out,” the coroner said.

 

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Road Rage is now available on Amazon

Land of Fright Terrorstory #34: Road Rage.Road Rage

A senseless accident on a rural highway sets off a frightening chain of events.

This horror short story is now available on Amazon.

Road Rage is available now on Amazon

A Pair Of Dark Eyes Glowed In The Moonlight

“You didn’t have to run over that animal,” she said. “What was it, anyway? A possum?” She opened her legs a bit wider, giving his fingers room to continue their roaming down the inside of her thigh.

“I don’t know. Whatever it was, it was fucking stupid and it deserved to die.” Trevor laughed.

The car sped off down the dark rural highway.

A pair of dark eyes glowed in the moonlight as the half-crescent orb slid out from behind a veil of wispy clouds in the night sky above to illuminate the road. The dark eyes watched the red taillights of the car recede into the distance.

Another pair of eyes joined the first, they too watching the car disappear into the gloom.

They both turned to gaze with a growing rage at the grotesquely flattened remains of one of their kits that was smeared across the road.

 

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