The idea was simple: tell the scariest story you can, in less than 1,000 words. It sounds easy, but it isn’t. A thousand words sounds like a lot until you start writing. In this collection, a wide variety of writers —some professional, many previously unpublished— try their hand at the tricky balance of suspense and brevity.
Including stories by: Patricia Abbott • Joel Allegretti • Anthony Ambrogio Chuck Augello • A.J. Barry • Jenny Bulmanski Beth Lynn Clegg • Michael R. Colangelo • Alyssa Cooper Sara Courtney • Keith Deininger • Joan Doyle Cornelius Fortune • A.A. Garrison • Kate Gladstone Tara Fox Hall • Leah Hampton • Scott T. Hutchison Derrick Juengst • Hal Kempka • Morgen Knight Elsie Schmied Knoke • Debbie Lampi • Edward Lodi Thomas Logan • Cynthia Lyons • John R. Mabry Matt McGinnis • Nick Medina • Adam Millard Philip Murray-Lawson • Eryk Pruitt • Jami Reeves Dede Ryan • Michael Seese • Colleen Shaddox • Paul Sohar Michael Spera • Diane Spodarek • Paul Stansbury Gregory M. Thompson • Bryan D. Tolin • Karen Tolin Gianni Washington • Matthew Wilson • Karen Yochim