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A collection of short horror stories I've written since i was 14. Some sci-fi, horror, dark humor, etc. From zombies, deadly camping trips, satanic road trips, and the legend of "the anti-claus." It's all wrapped up here in this ride through the funhouse of my brain. inside: The Empty Cell: an strange inmate at the Moon Valley County Jail opens a portal to meet his "god." It's not who you think it is. The Hurdy Gurdy Man: a young boy pesters his parents enough to pull over to a gas station to relieve himself. At an old abandoned looking gas station, he meets an ancient evil. A Few Bumps with the Big G: Mr. Delaney is fed up with the Big G getting away with everything and in a meeting at a St. Paul Pub, he confronts the most powerful man on Earth. Row 137: a farmer witnesses strange sounds in the sky and then suddenly watches the world around him fall apart. Alien invasion or government conspiracy? The Ballad of Lou Bradford: A Fair Lakes Police officer is killed in the line of duty, in the afterlife he is given two choices. Midnight Snacks: a vampire and a zombie have a moral catfight in a nightclub bathroom. Road Trip: a business trip to New Orleans during the mardi gras turns into a nightmare and it's a long way home to Minnesota when everyone wants you dead. Anti-Claus is comin' to town: The Gilbertson family finds out what happens to all the boys and girls on Santa's "naughty list." The Ballad of Memphis: Disaster strikes when multi-billionaire Memphis Burroughs launches "The Memphis Belle," the world's first star plane into orbit. 27: What do Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse and Stu Graham have in common? The Last Stronghold: humanity is ravaged by a virus, and takes it's last stand against a hungry horde of infected. Nex Lacus: a family camping trip to a cursed lake really does turn into their "last vacation" of the year.
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