Why does horror lend itself to the short story format so easily? I think it really does because, with horror, you can jump in right at the moment of action. Through setting, smell, visuals, and sound, you can put someone right into a situation where their heart pounds and they are waiting for the monster to strike.
That’s why I decided to put out a collection of stories. While I like drawing a reader into a world and leading them up to the impact, I like the instantaneous shock too. The moment the werewolf’s teeth bite into your leg. The moment when you know you might die. So, welcome to Strange Darkness. I hope you enjoy the ride.
Pull up a spot around the campfire and join us in this collection of 8 spooky short stories.
A deadly, dangerous man is caught between
the paranormal and his evil, hungry dreams.
A study on urban legends becomes all too real
for one student.
Time waits for no man and a horrible vampiric
legacy is in need of an heir.
Puppies are sweet and cute, but this little girl’s
Hellhound is loyal.
There’s nothing like an alien war.
Frog isn’t what he appears. And Boyd?
He’ll be thankful.
Running away will solve all your problems.
Or not. One girl will wish she stayed home.
There’s nothing like a few brain eating
hermit crabs to turn your world on its axis.
Sometimes the one who saves you from the
monsters is one person you’d least expect.
About the Author
Named one of the Examiner’s 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors you Need to Read Right Now, Danielle DeVor has been spinning the spider webs, or rather, the keyboard for more frights and oddities. She spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a Mocha Frappuccino.