Welcome to my Horror Page! This is where you read excerpts of my Short Horror Stories. Everything is color coded on this page, in order to tell the differences among the brief summaries about the latest short stories, the story titles, and the actual excerpts of each story. Also, Across The street is in hot-pink font because it has already been bound. Enjoy!
The Bill Collector
This is an excerpt from The Bill Collector. Also, these photos are ALL images I found via Flickr, in order to help set the tone for each story.
Meanwhile, Greg (the bill collector) already saw both paid payments. He only needed an excuse to talk to Alice and did a background check on her. Greg wrote down Alice and Damon's apartment address and made a personal visit.
The bill collector suspiciously approached their apartment door and knocked. Alice opened their door and began to answer it. "Hi, my name is Larry. I was wondering if you needed anything to be taken care of." Alice stood at their front door confused. "Like what? I don't know what you are talking about." "Well, uh... how about your lawn?" "We have people that already take care of the lawn. If we lived in a regular house, then it would be different. Wait a second. You're not some crackhead off the street, are you?"
Suddenly, Alice's dog Alexis ran to the door growling with her fur raised on her back. Greg or "Larry" began to say to Alice, "Wow! That's some dog you got there." "Yeah," Alice said while restraining her dog, "This is Alexis." Greg's eyes grew to the size of golf balls. "I guess you don't need a bodyguard. I can see that you are very well protected."
Alice modestly replied "Yeah, I just got her this year for my 21st birthday." "Oh really? How long ago was that?" Greg was curious. "I mean, when is your birthday." "January 10th." "Oh, so that makes you a Capricorn." "Yeah, that's right," Alice replied. "I have read somewhere that Capricorn is 'the sexiest sign of the zodiac.'" "Oh really?" "And I can definitely agree because what I'm a seein', I'm a liken'."
Eventually, Alice's boyfriend Damon strutted out of he and Alice's bedroom wearing a red, satin robe, as he licked his lips. Damon randomly snuck behind Alice and began caressing her from the back. "Hey, baby girl. I thought you were comin' to bed with me? Who's this?" Alice nervously responded,"Oh, uh... this is Larry." "'Sup, my man?" Greg responded, "What up, G?"
Alice and Damon stared at each other, then back at Greg. "Are you both married at all?" "No, we're just living together," Alice responded while hesitating at first, as she looked at the floor. "Oh okay, so you 2 are shacking up?" The situation really became awkward. "Well, I guess I better go now," Greg replied.
The Horrors Of Womanhood
This is an excerpt from my short story, The Horrors Of Womanhood.
That 2 ton tubby came in waddling and complaining about having vaginal cramps. So asked her, "Are you on the rag?" "No, I just had my period a little while ago," she said. "How long ago is 'a little while ago?'" "Umm... it's been a few weeks."
I started to become annoyed with my patient. "So, why didn't you just say so? Why beat around the bush?" "I thought Nurse Gigi already told you. She already wrote it down on a Post-It."
I eventually said to the 2 ton, "Okay, now I've got a few other questions to ask, before I stick you." "Oh okay." "Do you drink?" "No." "Do you smoke?" "No." "Do you or have you ever done any illegal drugs?" "No." "Are you currently sexually active?" "No" "How many sexual partners have you ever had in your past?" "None." "Do you masturbate?" "No, never. I'm a woman. Only men do such a thing as that."
I couldn't help scoffing and rolling my eyes at her. "What? Are you new lady? Or are you lost in the pre-historic times?" Then, she became defensive. "Excuse me? How DARE you ask me such rude, personal, and inappropriate questions?"
"Well, it's quite simple mam. I'm a gynecologist. I can ask you whatever I want! And by these questions being standard procedure, I HAVE TO ask them! Got it?" 2 Ton Tubby looked at me and scoffed with her double chin and wattle drooping.
2 Ton added to my annoyance, when I had to remind her, "You are supposed to be undressed. Why aren't you undressed?" "Well, you were asking me all those personal questions. So, I didn't have time to undress." I said to her, "Okay, fair enough. This is what I want and NEED for you to do, right now. First, undress yourself from the waist down. You can leave your socks on but take off your shoes. I'll be back in a few more minutes."
After giving 2 Ton Tubby a few minutes to get undressed, I went back to the room, knocked on the door, and let myself back in. As I was passing by the chairs in the room, I couldn't help noticing her nasty, faded out, blue panties with dingy brown stains on the seat of them. Of all the panties to wear to a doctor's appointment, 2 Ton Tubby WOULD wear the most revolting-looking panties. Disgusting! And she wonders why she's still single and a virgin, as old and haggy as she is.
Finally, I said to her, "Okay, I want you to hook your feet into these stirrups. Scoot your butt further down the bed, a little closer to the edge, and spread your legs for me nice and wide." "Like this?" "Yeah, that's right."
I began to wash my hands, rinsed my speculum with hot water, put on my latex gloves, and JAB! She began to scream and cry.
All Of Chastity's Men
NOTE: This is an excerpt of my latest short story, All Of Chastity's Men. This is NOT related to Across The Street.
"Please, let me go." "Shut up!" I yelled at my old addiction. "I'm really sorry. It was never my intention to hurt you. What I did was wrong," Alan said as his salty tears flooded his blue eyes and drenched his pale, porcelain face. "Will you please let me go?"
"Oh, Jesus Christ, already! Shut up! Well, I really shouldn't say, 'Jesus Christ' because you're nowhere near Jesus. However, looking at you handcuffed and chained to my basement wall almost resembles Jesus being nailed to the crucifix. Like I already said, you're nothing like Jesus. He was innocent, when He was crucified and took it like a man. You, on the other hand, are not.
If you remember anything about me from our teen years, you know that I've always been sadistic and with good reason. I bet you wish you had some battery acid to get high on, right now. Don't you?" "You psycho bitch!" "Before I electrocute with this car battery, I thought I would entertain you with my dark stories. You, my skeleton props, and all my creepy doll friends can listen to my narration," I sadistically said to Alan with raucous laughter. He began to whimper, "Please, I'm begging you. Let me go. I don't want to die. Please!"
I became so aggravated with Alan's sniveling pleads, that I gagged him, in order to tell my grisly love stories. "Now, that I've shut you up, my little loose lips, it is time for you and the rest of my audience to listen to my love stories. I call this compilation, 'All Of Chastity's Men.'"
Across The Street
Hey! How's it going my gumdrops? As some of you already know, I've briefly mentioned a few times about my chapbook. It is bound at Carthage College, which was where I graduated 9 years ago. I decided to share a piece of my work with you all.
This piece was originally a Creative Writing Class Assignment. We had to pay homage to a writer. I mostly paid homage to Octavio Paz and his 3-page short story, "The Blue Bouquet." I also paid homage to KoRn's inside album cover, Follow The Leader, James O'Barr's The Crow, and Stewie from Family Guy. This is along with Garbage's old song, "I'm Only Happy When It Rains."
For the most part, this is my original short story, "Dolls." "Dolls" holds the same title in my chapbook. However, I recently changed the title to "Across The Street." Anyway, here's my short story, "Across The Street." I hope you all like it!
Across The Street
It was a dark and dreary night. The ground was saturated from the ice cold rain. I was able to sleep through most of the night in my nice, warm, full-size waterbed. Normally, I was only happy, when it rained. Sure, most people find this type of weather to be depressing, but I always welcomed rain. Rain always helped me to collect my thoughts, whenever writing a story well, and it helped me to have a nice, cozy, sleep. Well, at least that was the way things used to be, until that one night.
That one rainy night, while I was sleeping, I had nightmares within a nightmare. It was ghastlier than a thousand ghouls. First, I dreamt I was chained to some brick wall, being tortured, burned in hell, and died. After I died, I woke up in the dream, and thought I would be in heaven. It happened to turn out that I was in the water. Some little girl was peering above me, with a demonic smile on her face. She raised her hand above my head and laughed, while forcing my face into the water, drowning me. I screamed and cried for mercy. Then, I drowned. After dying twice in the nightmare, I woke up (still in the nightmare) in a coffin, wearing a straight jacket, kicking and screaming, for someone to help me. No one came to help me in the nightmare.
Suddenly, I heard a monstrous crash of thunder and lightening from outside and awoke from the nightmare with a cold sweat, shivering. I ran to my mirror in the dark to see if I was wearing anything freakish like a straight jacket, or a burial dress, or something. Luckily, I was still wearing the same thing I wore to bed; a black slip nightgown, made of black lace.
Then, I heard a woman screaming. I ran to my kitchen window and noticed that the couple across the street were in engaged in some kind of combat. I was about to call for help, but I decided to be the bold, “independent woman” and ran across the street to intervene.
After I ran across the street, all the commotion stopped. All the lights were off too, so I knocked on the door. No one answered, but I sensed the couple was still in the house. I tried opening all the main doors, but they were all locked, except for the garage. So, I opened one of the garage doors and turned on the light switch. I walked inside and suddenly saw the woman’s husband. He had ropes strapped to his body, while sitting on the floor. His eyeballs were carved out his sockets, with Living Dead Dolls, hanging upside down. They were attached to the same ropes, that were connected to him. My heart sank, as I stood in shock and terror.
Next, I heard one of the garage doors creak open. His wife came walking out, slowly, while humming to a song. As she walked and hummed, she carried a wine glass with her husband’s blue eyes in it. From the way things looked, it seemed as though she heated his eyes, because I saw the steam rising from the glass. Then, all of the sudden, the woman and my eyes met each other’s.
The woman asked, interrogatively, “What are you doing here? Are you spying on me?” “No,” I said shivering. “I heard a noise and decided to come over here.” “Oh REALLY? ” The crazy, redheaded, woman said, suspiciously. “Let me ask you a question. Do you like how my husband looks? Do you see my pants? He ripped the crotch part of my pants and forced himself on me. So, I beat the bastard down and killed him.” “Uh- What are you going to do with his body and all these dolls?” I asked the woman, while staring at her mutilated husband. “What I’m gonna do with all this is let him and the dolls hang from all these ropes. You see, my daughter always wanted one of those ol’ Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, but I decided to up the ante. Her daddy’s gonna be a real life rag doll! I carved out his eyes with his old dagger and decided to give him new color eyes!”
All the sudden, the woman stared at me and smiled with a devious grin. “Your eyes are so pretty and innocent,” she said. The woman stroked my face and my long, curly, dark hair, as I slowly backed away from her. “Your eyes are green. Can I have your eyes? Give me your eyes.” “No!” I yelled, as I tried to escape from the insanity, and that place, that was called a garage. The only problem was that she grabbed my arm, when it was just in time for me to run away, screaming. I then, slapped the woman’s face (which was, might I add, a very bad idea) and she grabbed both my wrists. Next, she tied them up with a pink, Chinese jump rope, as I struggled to break away. I stepped on her foot and then she choke slammed my face into one of the garage counters.
“You shouldn’t have tried to escape! You knew I told you I wanted your eyes! Why would you do that?!” the woman scolded me. “Damn it! Where the hell did I put that glue gun?! I just saw that thing a few minutes ago!” She stormed out the garage, searching frantically, for the glue gun. While she was searching, I kicked open one of the garage doors and made a run for it, in the nick of time. That was the last time I saw “Psycho Wifey,” because after all that, I left town.