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12 Days of Christmas: The Scavenger Hunt by K A Miltimore

A free gift from last Christmas, The Scavenger Hunt is another festive ghost story. Jackson reluctantly attends his sister’s Christmas party, but he finds more than he bargained for when he approaches a good looking guest. A fun short story that has a little chill in its heart warming. I liked the touches of the… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: The Scavenger Hunt by K A Miltimore

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12 Days of Christmas: Collected Christmas Horror Shorts Edited by Kevin J Kennedy

Twenty four tales of horror for those seeking an escape from holiday cheer. Better Watch Out by Willow Rose: It’s the little details that tipped Sara off as a child that Santa wasn’t a good guy. His long fingernails and blood flecked beard. The trouble is getting someone else to believe her. My parents never… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Collected Christmas Horror Shorts Edited by Kevin J Kennedy

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12 Days of Christmas: Elfie’s Christmas Spirit by Michelle Brauer

Keeping the tradition of ghost stories at Christmas alive and well comes this heartwarming tale from Michelle Brauer. After getting married, Addie receives a long letter from an old neighbor upset that she wasn’t invited to the wedding. When she visits her for Christmas, will Addie ever be the same again? This is a sweet… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Elfie’s Christmas Spirit by Michelle Brauer

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Short Fiction by Joel Spriggs

I love Joel Spriggs’s blend of humor and horror, and these three short stories were winners with me. A young man contemplates suicide after being stood up for a date, but can a mischievous spirit change his mind? Despite its dark theme, I found this short story uplifting. Spriggs handles the subject matter well, making… Continue reading Short Fiction by Joel Spriggs

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Advent Ghosts 2020

In the spirit of the Victorian tradition of telling spooky Christmas stories, Loren Eaton’s Advent Ghosts challenges participants to write a Christmas themed scary drabble (a story of 100 words). Be sure to check out Loren’s site, where he has links to all the participants stories. Now, without further ado, my story… The cozy atmosphere… Continue reading Advent Ghosts 2020