Trick or Treat! Smell My Stories!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Halloween, Horror, Promotion | 0 comments


My own sweet tarantula and her friend Medusa are terrifying Trick-or-Reaters!

Pretty soon hosts of tiny demons and witches and princess and superheroes will be showing up at your door. Want to give them something that will strengthen their brains instead of rotting their teeth*? Check out this fabulous new promotion from Curious City: Trick-or-Reaters! Give kids spooky, scary, suspenseful, and delightful stories for Halloween as well as yummy treats!


* Or in addition to rotting their teeth. I am not opposed to teeth-rotting Halloween goodies!

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Book: Half Minute Horrors, Halloween, Horror, Sample Chapters | 0 comments

Black-Cat-eyesA little treat for Halloween–a short short story called “Cat’s Paw.”


The boy sat up in bed, listening.

First a feathery sound. Like a dry paintbrush whispering across paper.

Then footsteps softer than his own heartbeat.

Finally a thump more felt than heard as something landed on the bed.

The boy groped for a lamp. He touched the switch. He looked at the cat sitting by his feet.

He sighed. “It’s you. I thought it was something scary.”

“Silly,” said the cat. “Cats aren’t scary.”

“I’m dreaming,” the boy whispered. “Cats can’t talk!”

“I wouldn’t worry about that,” answered the cat. Her whiskers were black with something sticky and dark.

“I’d worry about the rats,” she added. “Now that’s scary.”

Inside the wall, the boy could hear tiny claws scrabbling at plaster.

When the claws broke through, the boy could swear the cat smiled.


For more like this, check out Half Minute Horrorsan anthology of tiny and terrifying tales, edited by Susan Rich.

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