This started out as a contest but grew into an idea. This is the third anthology that was created out of a contest on my Facebook page. The authors and readers were given the opportunity to write a short story using the guidelines provided. This go round I received over thirty entries. Only seventeen were chosen, but every story deserves a moment of recognition. I want to thank everybody for their time and their wonderful imaginations. The seventeen chosen are what you will find in this anthology, a collection of short stories that left me in awe at the talent of these amazing authors. These stories come from already published authors as well as readers who aspired to write.
The guidelines used to write these short stories were ones that I thought would appeal to the audience. This left a collection of shorts that will take you all over the paranormal genre.
* This anthology will have a main theme of Stalkers. That is about where my direction stops. It does not have to be paranormal, though it can be. The story can be a psychological thriller, horror, paranormal, suspense, action… whatever you want it to be. You can have a demon stalking someone in their dreams or a serial killer stalking prey, just to give you a couple examples. Whatever your twisted minds can come up with. I want stories that have you looking in the backseat of your car before you get in—stories that make the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you think someone looked at you just a little too long. Let your imaginations flow free and DELVE into the DARKER side of your mind… You know you want to.*
I believe that the authors of these short stories more than met the guidelines; they exceeded even my expectations. I hope that you enjoy reading these as much as I did. Please leave a review when you are
finished on Amazon or Goodreads and let us know what you think. Also, please take the opportunity to connect with these amazing authors. Author links are included on the individual title pages of the stories.
Enjoy your read!
Lindy Spencer currently lives in Oklahoma with her superhero family – Amazing Husband and Super Smart Dog. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely reading, riding motorcycles, or shooting things with a Canon.
Read more by Lindy: The Boomerang Effect
Coming back to reality, I remembered my manners. “Hold on, let me get my purse, just one sec.” I took a step back into the house and turned, setting the vase on the hall table to free my hands. As I carefully set it down, I ran my hands up to the stem of the vase to make sure it was settled.
“Ouch!” I jerked my hand back. A dot of blood on the tip of my index finger was growing; I lifted my hand to my mouth and sucked to make the bleeding stop. The room seemed to shimmer for a moment, as if the sun were reflecting off a shiny secret…
*knock*knock* Anyone here? No? Perfect!! I love it when the bloggers leave the door unlocked and wander off. 😀
So, Stalkers. That’s what’s on my mind today. What do you know about them? Ever had one? Seen one? Are one? Just kidding about that, surely you’re not one… right? Gosh, I hope not! Seriously, though, stalkers are everywhere. I’m a people watcher, personally, and it’s amazing what goes on all around us, when you sit back and actually take it all in. The world is a little bit scarier when you really watch it go by.
Anyway, I’m one of the authors in the amazing anthology that’s published by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom called Stalkers. It was super fun writing the story to go in that volume; working with Cynthia and Rene was a hoot, too! They made it fun for us, and in turn, we made that volume fun for you!
My story, The Watcher, is about a lady who knows something’s wrong, but can’t get herself righted for long enough to figure out what the problem is, or more importantly, how to fix it. I’ve been in that kind of situation before, but luckily not in the particular one she finds herself in. That would be freaky!
Uh oh, I think I hear her… gotta scoot! Talk to you soon!!