A psychological thriller from Dennis Yates
The perfect story for this Holiday weekend!
I love a good serial killer story. And, I hate those stick figure families that people glue on the rear windows of their vehicles! Especially when they are stupid enough to put their kid’s names on there, too. That’s just a kidnapping invitation IMO.
This is a story about that very thing, sort of.
Replace ‘kidnap’ with ‘torture & kill’.
We start with a guy killing time in the parking lot, waiting for his girlfriend to finish up in the store so they can begin their holiday weekend. While Dennis is waiting, he notices this guy lurking around the lot. Looks like he is shopping for the perfect car to rob, and Dennis starts to watch him. Being a non-confrontational kinda guy, he just slouches down when the guy gets closer and starts to inspect the van parked right in front of him.
The van with a stick-figure family on it’s rear window.
The mysterious lurker doesn’t do a smash & grab job on the van, though. He busts the lock, gets in, and waits.
Doug recalls a story he heard about a serial killer, Stickman, who targeted people with these decals. He remembers a detail that was leaked to the press, the killer liked to draw his own stick-figure at the crime-scene. One with a menacing smile and holding a bloody knife.
Time is running out for Dennis, he needs to decide what he is going to do. Should he turn a blind eye, (see what I did there?), or try to do something?
Can he stop the Stickman from killing again?
This is a short story, a novelette novelette of about 13,500 words. 45 pages, give or take. Depending on the font size you’re using on your ereader. It is regularly priced at 99¢, but, I picked it up on sale, for free, and it’s still available for free download on Amazon at the time of this post.
It is the perfect story to read right now, since this is a holiday weekend for us IRL, like it is in the story!
I really like it, going to give it 5 stars on Amazon & Goodreads!
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I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FUN & SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!
A ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS
By Anthony Renfro
It’s the first Christmas since the zombie invasion. You’d be pretty pissed, too, if you were trying to retain some of your Holiday Spirit and the damn zombies kept coming up and trying to eat your fake Santa, Elves, Reindeer, Frosty, and the rest! Your not stupid. Nothing is animated or lit up. Nothing playing music to attract attention. But, they still keep coming! Ooo… these ones are smart! They rang the doorbell and pretended to be Carolers! Now they’re grunting some macabre version of Jingle Bells. Isn’t that cute. Kill them or leave them be? It would be easier to decide if you could quit laughing!
Mike, Fred, and Jim, are not going to disappoint the neighborhood kids. They are going to wake up Christmas morning with gifts, and they will know that the Zombies did not steal Christmas from them! They’ll also think that Santa is one Bad Ass Zombie Killing Machine!
There is a plan in place, each of the men has a job to do. Mike has been planning this since September, and his planning made things a million times easier. The men did their duties together, then split up to finish their tasks. Each mans story ends about the same. What these men did to save Christmas for their neighborhood is truely a heartwarming tale.
This short story is about togetherness & Christmas miracles…and what we can accomplish if we put our hearts & minds to it!
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS SANTA IS YOU: A Zombie Children’s Book
By Alan Gandy
I really like Alan’s ‘children’s books for adults’.
The illustrations are beautifully done, and this book has a rhyming scheme like Book 2 in the My Little Brother Is A Zombie series. I recently said “I can pick a ‘Gandy Ass’ out of a line-up! When you see his artwork – I’m sure you’ll agree.
The book features Kyle McKay, also from the My Little Brother Is A Zombie series. (And, did I see a young Dracula in the first couple pages?) Kyle only has one wish this Christmas. Not toys or new shoes… he only wants to meet Santa Claus! Will this meeting be the end of the holiday season forever?
Keep your eyes peeled for my reviews on Kyle McKay in the ‘My Little Brother Is A Zombie’ series. AND, Alan has also agreed to an interview! If you have any questions, post them in the comments, or email them to me, before the end of the month.