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Horror vs. Thriller: A Study in Stephen King

Horror vs. Thriller: A Study in Stephen King

A young girl struggles to control her psychic powers. Her surviving parent forbids her from using them. Eventually, she reaches a breaking point and unleashes her powers in a deadly confrontation. Are we talking about Carrie? Perhaps, though this also applies...

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

This book follows a friendship from its inception, at a middle school roller-rink party, until its end. Abby, the book’s protagonist, is a scholarship student with working poor parents in Creekside, South Carolina. Abby’s best friend, Gretchen, is from a well-heeled...

Endless Holiday

“Young, dumb, spiritually numb,” the sallow man laughed. “That’s me. That’s you, too.” “No,” I said, turning away. His eyes were black pits. If I looked at them too long, I knew I’d fall in. Don’t ask me how I knew, because I can’t tell you....

Hotel Durant

I’m writing a new story on Twitter. Current title is “Hotel Durant” though that may change. It’s in response to a prompt by @horrorprompt to write a story based on the words “spiritually numb.” You can read it...

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