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After Two Days by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii After Two days is about a promising girl who suffers from an unknown disease in rural Nigeria. I... [1,881 words]
The Bear by Keri McGriff - [222 words]
The Deluded Youth by Michael Harris A boy and his dreams... [3,699 words]
Tangled Berry Bushes by E Rocco Caldwell In the style of Edgar Allen Poe. [1,892 words]
Different Paths by William S Patten First work and I am looking for feedback [2,007 words]
The Hummingbird And The Chipmunk by Bob M Ra - [738 words]
Where Chaos Reigns (Page Uno) by Wolfa Page one of a sci fi/fantasy/urban fantasy story (formerly called "e") I am worki... [386 words]
The Silver Ride by Timothy Houlihan Obsession. Insanity. Murder. [2,264 words]
The Line by Ezh Mimsyboro A quicky about two fellows in a line. [1,108 words]
The House Next Door by Moya Green What evil lurked behind its blank windows? [1,249 words]
The Eclipse by Ovidiu Bufnila When majorís Sanchez coach came, the daring Florio has just succeeded to get over the wonderful wor... [718 words]
The Awakening, Part 1 by David B Doc Byron The first half of a story me and my son had collaborated on. [491 words]
The Awakening - A 'short-Short'' by Jason ''The Bloodman'' Taylor Like my dad has said before, YOU figure it out. [305 words]
Tales Of Time And Travel by Michael A Hyer It is an anthology of 5 short stories about... well, time and travel. [21 words]
Silicone by E Rocco Caldwell (The centralized theme of the story is to ask the question in a marriage how much of it is companionsh... [3,012 words]
Mascara by Tweez Boys will be girls. [1,350 words]
It's All In The Teeth by David B Doc Byron Like alot of my darker work, there is no logical explanation. [388 words]
It Runs In The Family by David B Doc Byron A subject I've never had to deal with, but have known people who have. [214 words]
Green by David B Doc Byron A man's guilt catches up with him. [496 words]
Gibsin The Night Fall by Wesley B Rose Drley A story of how one man can make a difference. Even though he had many reasons not to. [2,130 words]
Ghosts- A ''Short-Short'' Short Story
From The Glow Of The Gaslights Comes A Prayer by Timothy Houlihan The prayer of a man who has seen the lie. [738 words]
Choices by David B Doc Byron Bad drivers are born losers. [376 words]
A War Life by Wizard A Child and his mother seek refuge from the events of WW11 [1,203 words]
A Peaceful Sabbath by E Rocco Caldwell A reflection on modern times. [915 words]
1:25 A.M. by David B Doc Byron Is he dreaming.... or is this reality? [262 words]
Vital Signs by Jason ''The Bloodman'' Taylor At rare times, a love between two people is so strong, they dont want to let go, even in death... [307 words]
The Sand Dollar by Wesley B Rose Drley A story about a child and how she wins hearts. [1,790 words]
The Penalty Is Death by E Rocco Caldwell A Private Investigator is hired by a client to find out if his wife is having an affair. W... [4,184 words]
The Hankie Files by Mark Nash This work is inspired by real people and places, but its plot and setting is purely fiction. ... [2,676 words]
The Hankie Files, Chapter 1 by Mark Nash A serial about a Geometry class trying to catch their teacher, who is the head of a... [1,028 words]
The Belch Of A God by Timothy Houlihan Kids learning to fit in. [2,586 words]
Shadow Dancers by Wesley B Rose Drley The story of how truth and inner strength can make a difference. [4,448 words]
Salute To Courage by Arthur Zulu - [1,172 words]
Prophecies by David B Doc Byron A different take on the typical werewolf tale. [886 words]
Out Of The Ordinary World Part 2 by Metzger Visit my website www.personal.psu.edu/dmm439. [2,283 words]
Out Of The Ordinary Worlds by Metzger - [1,796 words]
My First And Only Love by Theresa A Myers A sad story of love, between a human woman and a male vampire. [1,898 words]
Lucky Ones by Staci Christophers How bad can a blind date be? [836 words]
Life Sucks by David B Doc Byron - [360 words]
Life Sucks - Part 2 by David B Doc Byron Haven't you figured it out yet? [144 words]
Letters From Purgatory -Part 4-Ending by David B Doc Byron The secret is finally revealed! [147 words]
Justice For Mrs. Millicent Meeks by Timothy Houlihan - [1,428 words]
I'm Bored Of You. Can I Be Somebody Else? by J L Watts Two alien bounty hunters are on Earth, one with a unique abiltity whi... [2,184 words]
Headstones by David B Doc Byron - [200 words]
Filling The Pages by Krige Van Rensburg A true Hithcock thriller! [2,280 words]
Popular? Part 2 by H Wood Cont. on from popular? Part 1 - A teenage party, drunken sex and upset parents ends with distur... [2,530 words]
Popular? by H Wood the most popular guy at school? read how kenny smith manages to put up with his social status at high ... [709 words]
Why I Like Watermelon by Sarrabisco - [379 words]
Tortured by J L Watts Wrote this about three years ago as a GCSE 'Victim Writing' piece. Am annoyed with the way I finish it... [986 words]
The Tragedy That Was Dave by Slick Nick A man that has lost hope and can't find meaning in life commites suicide. But was it... [1,580 words]
The Portrait by Judith Goff A painting with a dark secret ... [1,352 words]
Michael.... By J.D. Stiltner by J D Stiltner It's about a young man who is faced with the harsh realities of life and they take... [1,034 words]
Letters From Purgatory by David B Doc Byron Figure it out as you go along. [244 words]
Letters From Purgatory Part 3 by David B Doc Byron He's getting closer to the truth! [227 words]
Letters From Purgatory Part 2 by David B Doc Byron You figure it out as you go along. [186 words]
Letters From Purgatory - Interlude by David B Doc Byron - [70 words]
Hamilton by J Eric Eckard A short story. [4,890 words]
Diary Of A Killer Kat by Kathryn J Gabrielle A week in the life of a Kat. [1,263 words]
Clouds Across The Moon by C A Steen A short story. [1,558 words]
Cassandra by Wandering Minstrel The story of Cassandra and the domination of her vanity. [1,205 words]
Bird In The Hand by E Rocco Caldwell Gothic story of two men on a battlefield dealing with racism. [5,695 words]
Victor And Louise by Salai G Prit Rough draft for the first half of a short story... please read and comment... please.. [3,962 words]
Transitions by Tom Soukup An unusual love story that will tingle the back of your neck. [3,628 words]
The Myriad Slips by Salai G Prit A reworking of an old piece... more of an extension. [3,074 words]
The Healing by Jill Snider - [2,911 words]
The Gift by Tom Soukup Jeremy struggles with his ability to predict death. Is it a gift? He learns the curse of it when cal... [3,934 words]
The Club Monster by William Spongberg A city girl and her two friends confront both the prospect of finding love out on the town and... [4,958 words]
The Candle by N M A Al-Sharekh It has 5 kinds of living ceatures. It has a candle that gives you 5 wishes if u own it [1,083 words]
The Bus Station Tearoom by Rebecca Vaughan A girl waits for her bus and as she does so she decides to go on a journey longer than ... [802 words]
Taking Care Of Your Own by David B Doc Byron The father of a quadrepalegic finds out love does not conquer all. [521 words]
Pipe Dreams by Tom Soukup A boy uses new-found mystical powers to bring revenge to his bully classmates. He almost gets away... [3,860 words]
On This Lovely Day... by Daroga Daae A short horror story about four children and one crazed "Hannibalistic" killer. [436 words]
Dream Lover by David B Doc Byron A tale of true love that never dies. [417 words]
Bruising by Emmie Sinclair Strange tale, make of it what you will - I was in a weird mood when I wrote it. [506 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Ghosts- A ''Short-Short'' Short Story
DESCRIPTION
A man's demons catch up with him.
[418 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Horror
AUTHOR
David B Doc Byron
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Just a wild and crazy guy!!
[September 2002]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
doch59@yahoo.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (184)
1:25 A.M. (Short Stories) Is he dreaming.... or is this reality? [262 words] [Horror]
3 A.M. (Poetry) - [128 words] [Mind]
Abomination (Poetry) A poem dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft. [70 words] [Horror]
Abra Cadaver (Short Stories) an evil ventriloquist turns a man into wood. [874 words]
Abra Cadavera (Poetry) The dead have a big party. [87 words] [Horror]
Another Dead Weekend (Short Stories) A bored man wanders the streets of his hometown looking for a way to cure boredom. [509 words] [Mind]
Billy Lee (Songs) A song about a young man who has gone wayward so many times he doesn't care about life anymore. [142 words] [Fan Fiction]
Bite (Poetry) A poem of vampire lust. [97 words] [Horror]
Blood Is Thicker Than Water (Short Stories) Two vampire siblings learn how to help each other in their time of need. [674 words] [Horror]
Bloodline (Poetry) This is a poem about a man's transformation into a lycanthrope that eventually turned into a short tale and then a short story. Go figure? [120 words] [Horror]
Book Of The Dead (Poetry) A sinner signs their soul away. [81 words] [Horror]
Brimstone (Short Stories) A telephone conversation between two of the US of A's most ''intelligent'' scientists. [421 words] [Science Fiction]
Bye-Bye, Baby (Poetry) The second poem in my ''PAIN'' collection. [162 words] [Mind]
Calling All Killers (Poetry) A vietnam soldier loses his mind. [179 words] [Mind]
Cannibals (Short Stories) Two holocaust survivors learn the hard way how to survive. [334 words] [Horror]
Catch Me If You Can (Poetry) Jack The Ripper, one of the infamous serial killers in history, leaves a calling card. [404 words] [Horror]
Caves (Poetry) A man ventures into an ancient cave filled with the ghosts of other wanderers. [101 words] [Horror]
Children Of The Night (Poetry) Vampires! Dark shadows! Ghosts! Blood sucking! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! [108 words] [Horror]
Choices (Short Stories) Bad drivers are born losers. [376 words] [Mind]
City Of The Dead (Short Stories) The original story that inspired the poem ''Book of the dead.'' [407 words] [Horror]
Common Bonds (Poetry) The author wishes Jim Morrison a fond farewell. [87 words] [Spiritual]
Cryosleep (Short Stories) An ailen exacts his revenge upon his human oppressors. [386 words] [Science Fiction]
Dance Of Death (Poetry) A story of a young man grieving over his lost lover, only to discover shes not really dead.{At least not in the usual sense.} [566 words] [Horror]
Dante's Hotel (Poetry) A sinner checks into a Hotel he can't check out of. [103 words] [Horror]
Dead Letter Office - A Serial Short Story (Short Stories) A drug addled scientist attempts to create the perfect killing machine with DNA fusion. [256 words] [Science Fiction]
Deathchant (Poetry) A goodbye song for the dearly departed. [37 words] [Horror]
Devo-1959 (Short Stories) A man attempts to teach his robot how to drive a car. [835 words]
Dinner Is Served (Short Stories) A small group of monsters gather at Dracula's castle for a Halloween dinner. [177 words] [Humor]
Doc's Movie Review (Genres) Another review of an obscure 1980's splatter film. [406 words] [Movies]
Doc's Movie Review - ''Alone In The Dark '' (Genres) Yeah...I know. Another boring review. What can I say? I love horror films! [214 words] [Movies]
Doc's Movie Review; ''Last House On A Dead End Street'' (Genres) Horror movie fans; READ THIS REVIEW!! [344 words] [Movies]
Doc's Movie Review - ''Mark Of The Devil '' (Genres) Horror movie fans read this! [135 words] [Movies]
Doc's Recomendations (Reference) - [342 words] [Fan Fiction]
Dolls (Short Stories) Dolls in a toy store come to life under a witches spell and wreak havoc. [1,226 words] [Horror]
Dream Lover (Short Stories) A tale of true love that never dies. [417 words] [Horror]
Dreamer (Poetry) Figure it out yourself. [75 words] [Horror]
Dreamfix - I'm Closing The Story. (Short Stories) Since nobody wanted to read it or review it, I'm closing it. [154 words] [Mind]
Dreamfix - Part One (Short Stories) A junkie's drug induced demons catch up with him. [185 words] [Mind]
Dreamfix Part Three (Short Stories) Leo gets introduced to the ''Re-conditioning Center.'' [342 words] [Mind]
Dreamfix Part Two (Short Stories) A hopeless drug addict descends into junkie hell. [355 words] [Mind]
Faces (Poetry) A deformed girl finds a way to become beautiful. [140 words] [Horror]
Faust's Hotel (Poetry) A habitual sinner checks into a cheap Hotel he can't check out of. [103 words] [Horror]
Feverblues (Short Stories) A small group of people left after a holocaust find ''alternative'' ways to survive. [1,333 words] [Horror]
Frankenstien (Short Stories) Two hitmen are in the process of disposing of a body, when the tides are turned with a twist ending. [880 words] [Crime]
Freakazoid (Short Stories) a man with a grudge becomes unhinged and plans to get revenge on the people who exploited his deformed son. [301 words] [Mind]
Frightbaby (Poetry) A young ghoul's nursery rhyme. [94 words] [Horror]
Funeralchant Macabre (Poetry) A poem about a someone who isnt exactly torn up about a friends death. [117 words] [Humor]
Gamepoint - A Short Short (Short Stories) a fighter narrates a story about his life in the ring. [546 words] [Fan Fiction]
Ghost Town - Part One (Short Stories) A futuristic bounty hunter seeks a legendary ghost town where a sorcerer supposedly can arise the dead. [527 words] [Science Fiction]
Ghost Town - Part Three (Short Stories) Lexxus and the darkman finally meet on the streets of the ghost twon for the final showdown. [314 words] [Science Fiction]
Ghost Town - Part Two (Short Stories) Lexxus Machine, the sorcerer who overlooks the ghost town, awaits the Darkman's arrival. [406 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part Four (Short Stories) Sampson Faith gets his ''faith'' tested. [362 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part One (Short Stories) A futuristic western. [360 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part Three (Short Stories) Sampson's battle with the undead begins. [403 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part Two (Short Stories) Sampson is forced to confront the living dead. [401 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead - The End (Short Stories) Sampson finally realizes what it's been about. [463 words] [Science Fiction]
Good Advice (Essays) A dying man's advice to the living. [585 words] [Spiritual]
Green (Short Stories) A man's guilt catches up with him. [496 words] [Mind]
Handicapped - A Short Short Tale (Short Stories) An internet pornographer learns the errors of his ways. [554 words] [Fan Fiction]
Hannibal, Revisited (Short Stories) Hannibal Lector recieves a very surprising phone call from an old friend. [515 words] [Humor]
Headshot (Short Stories) A drug crazed lunatic on the run from the law hides out inside a wax museum. [1,055 words] [Mind]
Headstones (Short Stories) - [200 words] [Horror]
Hearts (Short Stories) - [264 words] [Mind]
Hounds (Poetry) Doc Haliday, legendary sidekick of Wyatt Earp, pays his dues. [180 words] [Fan Fiction]
H.P. Lovecraft; True Master Of Horror Fiction (Non-Fiction) My perosnal opinion of H.P. Lovecraft's works. [401 words] [Horror]
If Only When (Poetry) The last poem in my PAIN collection. [85 words] [Mind]
I'm Coming For You (Short Stories) A devout Atheist decides to meet his maker... ....the hard way. [526 words] [Mind]
Imposter (Poetry) A drug addict reflects back on her life after her arrest. [94 words] [Mind]
Inbred (Short Stories) A story based on the mass murderer Ed Gein. [303 words] [Horror]
Insideout (Short Stories) A woman born deformed longs to be beautiful. [791 words] [Horror]
It Runs In The Family (Short Stories) A subject I've never had to deal with, but have known people who have. [214 words] [Mind]
It's All In The Teeth (Short Stories) Like alot of my darker work, there is no logical explanation. [388 words] [Horror]
Jolie Marie (Poetry) A poem about a cajun girl bitten by a werewolf. [252 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory (Short Stories) Figure it out as you go along. [244 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory - Interlude (Short Stories) - [70 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory Part 2 (Short Stories) You figure it out as you go along. [186 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory Part 3 (Short Stories) He's getting closer to the truth! [227 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory -Part 4-Ending (Short Stories) The secret is finally revealed! [147 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland (Novels) A serial novel about a young drifter who stumbles on to a secret society run by a lunatic who fancies himself the second coming of the anti-christ. [1,899 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland-- Installment Two (Novels) JR Walker's brother, Billy, is on the search for JR when he runs into unexpected trouble. [813 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland-Installment - Three (Novels) The dark one, Ted Lexxus, is lead to his isolation cell, unknowing to his captors he has a plan for escape. [566 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland--Installment 4-Part5 (Novels) JR Walker and the nun get aquainted under the worst of circumstances, and JR comes up with a plan for escape. [729 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland-Installment 5 Part6 (Novels) Billy Walker is still being chased by the crazy cop. [815 words] [Horror]
Life Sucks (Short Stories) - [360 words]
Life Sucks - Part 2 (Short Stories) Haven't you figured it out yet? [144 words] [Mind]
Lifelights (Poetry) You figure it out. [237 words] [Horror]
Lizardman (Poetry) A poem about a legendary swamp dwelling beast. [128 words] [Horror]
Love And Sacrifice (Poetry) Werewolves, man!!!!! [147 words] [Horror]
Loverdoll (Short Stories) - [400 words] [Horror]
Machines - A Short Short Tale (Short Stories) A freelance strongarm protects the tenants in his building. [499 words] [Mind]
Magic (Short Stories) A magician meets up with his successor. [263 words] [Horror]
Mdern Myths And Urban Legends Part Two (Genres) - [147 words] [Horror]
Meat (Short Stories) A man loses his grip on reality after a tragic accident. [704 words] [Mind]
Memoirs From The Row (Short Stories) A man in prison awaiting death reflects back on the reason he was doing time. Killing. [1,241 words] [Crime]
Millineums Later (Poetry) A scorned lover reflects on the past. [76 words] [Relationships]
Modern Myths And Urban Legends - Part 1 (Genres) An examination of myths and legends that alot of people find so true to life. [137 words] [Humor]
Mother Trucker - Ending (Short Stories) - [237 words] [Horror]
Mother - Trucker - Part One (Short Stories) A tale of revenge. [236 words] [Horror]
Movie Review - By: ''Doc'' (Genres) The first in my reviews of obscure 1980's horror films. [448 words] [Movies]
Movie Review: Don't Go In The House (Genres) Another review of 1980's horror films. [430 words] [Movies]
Mr. Nasty - A Crimehorror Tale Part One (Short Stories) A stupid redneck learns why alot of folks carry handguns. [391 words] [Crime]
Mr. Nasty - Ending (Short Stories) - [437 words] [Crime]
Naked - Poem Three Of The Pain Collection (Poetry) - [143 words] [Mind]
No Matter At All (Songs) Two college classmates have trouble with their relationship. [202 words] [Relationships]
Offerings (Screenplays) A screenplay for a short, fifteen minute film about a young man meeting up with the devil after a genocide has occurred. [588 words] [Movies]
Our City's Finest (Short Stories) A cop hunts a serial killer? [408 words] [Crime]
Pain (Poetry) - [169 words] [Mind]
Paranoia (Short Stories) If Michelle liked my story ''MAGIC,'' she'll love this one. [444 words] [Mind]
Passing Through Heaven's Door (Poetry) A dedication to the late Warren Zevon [161 words] [Motivational]
Podunk (Short Stories) A small group of rednecks find out what it's like not to get the last laugh on a minority. [763 words] [Humor]
Prisoner (Poetry) A dark seduction. [130 words] [Horror]
Prophecies (Short Stories) A different take on the typical werewolf tale. [886 words] [Science Fiction]
Pulp-Affliction (Short Stories) You figure it out. [568 words] [Mind]
Quotable Quotes (Non-Fiction) - [76 words] [Mind]
Redemption Part 0ne (Short Stories) A hitman looks back on his past to realize he possess's something he didnt knew he had; a heart. [869 words] [Crime]
Redemption Part Four (Short Stories) An ex-hitman recieves an offer he cant refuse. [345 words] [Crime]
Redemption Part Three (Short Stories) An ex-hitman reflects back on his past. [683 words] [Crime]
Redemption Part Two (Short Stories) An ex-hitman grows a heart. [203 words] [Crime]
Remember Me In Your Heart (Poetry) A song written by my late father, David Doc Byron. [190 words] [Motivational]
Roadkill; The Last Days Of John Martin (Genres) Yet another review of an obscure 80's horror flick. [390 words] [Movies]
Scarecrow (Poetry) A poem about a scarecrow. What else can I say? [80 words] [Fantasy]
Shadowman (Poetry) Let my son figure it out since he's hanging around. [110 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Five (Short Stories) Billy pays his strange new friends a visit. [207 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Four (Short Stories) Billy decides to make a major ''change.'' [184 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter - Part One (Short Stories) - [412 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Three (Short Stories) - [259 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Two (Short Stories) - [219 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter The End (Short Stories) Uh uh...no way. Gotta read it!!!! [245 words] [Horror]
Sheela (Short Stories) An avid fan of hunting wild game is suddenly faced with the idea of preserving life. [674 words] [Fantasy]
Skins (Poetry) - [105 words] [Horror]
Solitaire (Short Stories) An abused child seeks solace in her own little world. [952 words] [Mind]
Strawman (Short Stories) A scarecrow comes to life and desires freedom. [960 words] [Fantasy]
Taking Care Of Your Own (Short Stories) The father of a quadrepalegic finds out love does not conquer all. [521 words] [Humor]
Tender Nights (Poetry) A man's nightmares begin to torture him. [115 words] [Mind]
The 2nd Party - Part 0ne (Short Stories) An ex-hitman reflects back on the job that changed his life forever. [295 words] [Crime]
The Awakening, Part 1 (Short Stories) The first half of a story me and my son had collaborated on. [491 words] [Horror]
The Blood Taster's Club - Ending (Short Stories) - [428 words] [Horror]
The Blood Taster's Club Part One (Short Stories) - [390 words] [Horror]
The Boneyard (Non-Fiction) - [476 words]
The Brethren Ending (Short Stories) - [478 words] [Horror]
The Brethren Part One (Short Stories) A lonely farmer finds his destiny in his own back yard. [384 words] [Horror]
The Hunger (Short Stories) An ancient planet/entity/being voices it's opinion. [243 words] [Mind]
The Immortality Thief (Short Stories) A college professor meets up with his worst nightmare. [480 words] [Science Fiction]
The Long Ride Home (Short Stories) An alien from another world gets captured and examined. [574 words] [Science Fiction]
The Messiah (Short Stories) A small town youth grows up to be the anti-christ. [331 words] [Horror]
The Optimist Club (Short Stories) Its a surprise. [395 words] [Horror]
The Raod To Hell - Part Two (Short Stories) Leo meets up with an old ''friend.'' [192 words] [Horror]
The Red Moon - A ''Short Short'' Tale. (Short Stories) An ancient werewolf plans to plant hia seed in a new bloodline. [440 words] [Horror]
The Road To Hell - Part Four (Short Stories) - [145 words] [Horror]
The Road To Hell Part Three (Short Stories) - [305 words] [Horror]
The Running (Short Stories) A man left alone after a holocaust reflects back on his former life. [437 words] [Mind]
The Saviour Part One (Short Stories) A serial killer helps sinners redeem themselves in his own way. [385 words] [Horror]
The Saviour Part Three (Short Stories) The investigation into mysterious deaths continues. [287 words] [Horror]
The Saviour Part Two (Short Stories) The ''Saviour'' tries to figure himself out. [244 words] [Horror]
The Secret Of Pimples (Short Stories) You'll never see this one coming.... [362 words] [Horror]
The Vagabond Heart (Poetry) a poem about an evil entity. [110 words] [Horror]
The Wildwood (Novels) A novelette about an ancient entity that travels the universe in search of any type of wildlife that it can use to take power over mankind and other lifeforms for evil purposes. [533 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood - A ''Short Short'' Tale. (Short Stories) After hundreds of years of being hunted for sport by man, wild animals plan a rebellion. [423 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood Part Four (Novels) Nakata, the evil entity who plans to oblierate mankind, observes the earth from his lunar perch. [213 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood Part Three (Novels) Alex realizes that the shapes he saw on the moon werent just shadows. [305 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood Part Two (Novels) Lester Talbot, an old man living in a hillside cabin alone, experiences something he's sure is paranormal. [678 words] [Fantasy]
The Wish (Songs) - [128 words] [Romance]
The Wolf Part 0ne (Novels) The Wolf investigates the abuse case of a neighbor. [237 words] [Crime]
The Wolf Prologue (Novels) A self educated street tough decides to become a modern day Robin Hood. [1,115 words] [Crime]
There's Nothing Left Here (Poetry) A pessimist examines life. [124 words] [Mind]
Timebomb (Poetry) A poem dedicated to the late Ted Bundy. [155 words] [Crime]
To All My Favorite Writers; You Know Who You Are (Non-Fiction) Update on my college placement tests. [412 words] [Humor]
To ''C'' From Doc (Non-Fiction) A personal rebuttal to a nasty review. [434 words] [Self-Help]
Tombstones (Poetry) You figure it out. [225 words] [Horror]
Trees (Poetry) You figure it out! [145 words] [Horror]
Tsp - Epilogue (Short Stories) The hitman is still haunted by his past. [399 words] [Crime]
Tsp - Interlude (Short Stories) See if you can make the connection. [143 words] [Crime]
Tsp - Part Five (Short Stories) The moment finally arrives. [515 words] [Crime]
Tsp Part Four (Short Stories) The hitman decides to go through with it. [272 words] [Crime]
Tsp Part Three (Short Stories) The hitman kills time while awaiting the big day. [506 words] [Crime]
Tsp - Part Two (Short Stories) The hit is set up. [456 words] [Crime]
Uncle Marty (Short Stories) An invalid Uncle pays another visit to his favorite nephew. [1,165 words] [Comedy]
Vampire Wedding (Poetry) Two vampires take their wedding vows. [129 words] [Horror]
Vampyres-A Stageplay In Six Acts (Screenplays) A centuries old vampire named damien vargas seeks revenge against the descendants of his wife's assassins. [724 words] [Horror]
Voodoo Moon (Short Stories) An infertile couple adopt a baby. [283 words] [Horror]
We've Forgotten So Much (Poetry) A dying man ponders over why might have been. [133 words] [Relationships]
Your Own Shadow (Poetry) A poem about Vampires, man! [79 words] [Horror]
You've Got Mail (Short Stories) A parody of the secret lives of movie critics. [358 words] [Humor]
Zipperhead (Short Stories) A woman attempts to hide the fact she has a son who's tastes in food tend to lean towards... uh... the exotic. [2,186 words] [Horror]
Ghosts- A ''Short-Short'' Short Story
David B Doc Byron

''That's enough of that now,'' Jack whispered
under his breath in the dark. ''That's just about
enough noise for now,'' he told the ghosts of the
wallpaper, whose silvery, misted mirror eyes stared
at him from every inch of the walls. The eyes were
piercing, almost hypnotic.
  And, like all the others, it would not stop
tormenting him.
  Just like the ghost of the closet, the bathroom,
the backyard. They were always teasing him, taunting
him, trying to make his life miserable. Just like the
ghosts of his belly, his voice, his tongue.
  His mind.
The ghost of slinky, see through night gowns sometimes
kept him awake all night long, tempting him with
the unobtainable so long there was no room for
sleep. Ghosts were like that, his father had told
him. Each one of them with a talent to destroy
you a hundred different ways.

   They live for it, relish it, enjoyed it.
The ghosts of adultery, revenge, greed, and
addictions.
  Jack's own mother had been a ghost of neglect,
for as long as he could remember. So had his
father. She had been an absentee mother, floating
in and out of his life a ghost, just his alcoholic
father.
   The ghosts of shadows now filled the room with
an impossible number of presenses; their breath
unseen and speaking in unearthly codes.
  And, as usual, the ghosts of silence refused to
answer any of his questions when he'd grown tired
of it all. ''Answer me!'' he screamed into the
darkness, ''Talk to me! Say anything!''
   He sat on the edge of the bed in silence,
droopy and pouting, when he suddenly heard the sounds
of faint whispers, but it was there.
  He could hear the ghosts of promise, of hope. He
could hear the ghosts of kisses, filling him with
an insatiable longing.

   Then, he heard the ghosts of disappointment, of
deception, teaching Jack what he could expect for
the rest of his life; the ghosts of loneliness.
  ''You don't understand, not any of you!'' he
exclaimed to his four walls. ''I do my best to
please you, and to please myself, but I just don't
know how!''
  Suddenly, three ghosts of frustrated desire raked
their claws across his chest, ripping his t-shirt,
exposing cold flesh.
''No!''he screamed, ''I'm so scared of them I don't
know what to do!''
  Then, three enormous ghosts of suicide began ripping him open
with razors, knives,and hammers, yelling ''Open him! Open him!''
as his skin split, his ribs opened.

   They reached into him with their gnarled, wrinkled hands,
to pull out all of the other ghosts who'd always
lived inside him, craving attention.

 

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