Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror-Volume 1

Ten tales of terror for readers who would enjoy a stroll through a graveyard after midnight. Hark! Don’t read this book if a deranged maniac has escaped from the local asylum. Otherwise, enjoy the horror!



SOMETHING IN THE ATTIC Norma went to the attic to get her costume for Halloween. After reading from an old book that belonged to a grandma who was burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials, she lapsed into unconsciousness.

FIDO: George lost his job and needs to leave his hometown and start a new life. A rich recluse seems like an easy target to get fast cash except for a sign on the wall surrounding her estate, “Beware of Fido”.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Four friends make New Year’s resolutions to overcome phobias each of them have in the coming year. A month later, three of them have met with unexplained deaths, and the survivor keeps having nightmares that they were murdered.

RED HATS MASQUERADE BALL A retired psychopath’s favorite past time is wreaking havoc on people she doesn’t know. She can’t wait to blind and disfigure a group of ladies with an exploding gag gift at their upcoming Halloween party.

THE ICE MAN A woman and her boy friend try to convince her bridge partner that her husband is an infamous hit man who has a reputation for unspeakable acts and cruelty.

THE MAKEOVER A plastic surgeon seeks revenge for being framed by a malicious, wealthy client who bribes the judge, jury, the attorneys, and the warden to make sure he serves hard time in prison for ten years.

THE BLIZZARD Helen’s Christmas holiday with her husband at her parents’ secluded estate is disrupted by the worst blizzard in over thirty years on the very night a maniac has escaped from the local asylum.

IT LURKS ON THE MOUNTAIN Three hunters are missing and bloody body parts of headless torsos have been found at Widow’s Peak. Is there really a hairy monster on the mountain or is Bubba Rexrode up to his old tricks?

COLD CALLS Mortimer will stop at nothing to find new clients for a failing funeral parlor business passed down to him by his ruthless father.

THE TOMB The museum director has offered Brian one last chance to keep the job he has held only because of his father’s legendary accomplishments. His must find the last undiscovered Egyptian Pharaoh’s tomb, despite ancient beliefs that breaking the seal will bring death to all mankind.


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Billy WellsI just published my eighth collection of horror stories with surprise endings, “Dead Things: A Collection of Horror.” Check out my latest video for the gory details

I have written 137 short stories so far in my quest to exceed Ray Bradbury’s 400 short stories. It goes without saying it will be an uphill climb.

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Stephen King is my favorite horror writer, and I admire what King has accomplished in the horror genre in terms of movies made from his considerable volume of work.

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I love movies and had seen over 1,500 by the age of 13 when there was snow on 13 channels after midnight.

My favorite horror movies are Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and the Evil Dead. My favorite movie of all time Is Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life with James Stewart. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker , Clive Cussler, James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Lee Burke, Richard Matheson, Lee Child, Jack Ketchum& Jack Kilborn/Konrath.