Six Scary Stories
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|Author||: Stephen King|
Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard¿
|Author||: Elodie Harper,Manuela Saragosa,Paul Bassett Davies,Michael Button,Stuart Johnstone,Neil Hudson|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
SIX SCARY STORIES SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY STEPHEN KING Winning stories from The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Hodder-Guardian competition The Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology: WILD SWIMMING by Elodie Harper EAU-DE-ERIC by Manuela Saragosa THE SPOTS by Paul Bassett Davies THE UNPICKING by Michael Button LA MORT DE L'AMANT by Stuart Johnstone THE BEAR TRAP by Neil Hudson Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard...
|Author||: Michael Dahl|
Logan is disturbed by a mysterious mumbling voice in the boys' room, but when he finds a cell phone floating in the toilet, and reaches in to retrieve it he is caught in a trap--and that is only one of the chilling stories in this collection.
|Author||: Michelle D. Carpenter|
NO FEAR HERE WAS REVEIWED BY THE KIDS AND EDITIONS WERE MADE. NOW GET SCARED AND LEARN AT THE SAME TIME. WATCH FOR TWIST AND TURNS ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH MORE NO FEAR HERE. I HAVE LEARNED A LOT IN MY RE-WRITING ELEMENT OF THIS BOOK. IT IS NOW LONGER. WITH AN EXTRA TWIST AT THE END. BUY THIS ONE AND YOU WON'T REGRET IT. YOU MAY BE SURPRISED BY WHAT YOU FIND. MOST OF ALL HAVE A FRIGHTFUL TIME.
|Author||: Michael Dahl|
What if you only had one hundred words to warn humanity of a deadly danger? What if your favorite sci-fi movie suddenly turned into a real-life worst nightmare? What if a girl you've never seen before keeps showing up in photos on your cell phone? What if you hear a knocking sound in the middle of the night? In each of the 27 tales in this book, people are afraid. Very afraid. Read their stories. See if you share their fears. Because if you don't now . . . you will.
|Author||: Alvin Schwartz|
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film! Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Available for the first time as an ebook, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
|Author||: Michael Dahl|
In this collection of spine-chilling tales, a doll comes to life and haunts a little girl, a young writer only has one hundred words to let others know about an approaching danger, and a boy is trapped in an underground bunker with spooky people who have been missing for years and years. With writing prompts and discussion questions to continue the fright, you'll be spooked long after you finish reading.
|Author||: Christian McKay Heidicker|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)|
A 2020 Newbery Honor Recipient! Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship. "Clever and harrowing." —The Wall Street Journal "Into the finest tradition of storytelling steps Christian McKay Heidicker with these highly original, bone-chilling, and ultimately heart-warming stories. All that’s needed is a blazing campfire and a delicious plate of peaches and centipedes.” —Kathi Appelt, Newbery Award honoree and National Book Award finalist The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe. When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. Featuring eight interconnected stories and sixteen hauntingly beautiful illustrations, Scary Stories for Young Foxes contains the kinds of adventures and thrills you love to listen to beside a campfire in the dark of night. Fans of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Auxier, and R. L. Stine have found their next favorite book. A Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice Selection
|Author||: Kathryn Meyer Griffith|
|Editor||: Kathryn Meyer Griffith|
SIX SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: Ghost Brother… What happens after you die? Do you go to heaven or hell, or do you go to a special place fashioned for you based on the life you’d lived? Do ghosts exist? Two brothers and their tale follow; their journey through life and death. Running with the Train… Sarah has always been lonely; searching for a love she’s begun to believe will never come. True, eternal love. On an adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon she rides the train from Williams to the Rim and sees these huge wolves running alongside in the evening twilight; scurrying unbelievably below on the Canyon’s ledges among the trees. Has her loneliness made her crazy? The Banshee and the Witch… What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To find true love again? If you were a white witch with the powers to make it happen, and the secret of how to do it, would you? When the banshee comes calling one rainy dark night you’ll do what you must to get what you desire most. More time. Too Close to the Edge… Artist Penelope had been looking forward to going to see the Grand Canyon…even though she was terrified of heights and, when she got there, couldn’t bear to get too close to the edge. She sees a young girl go over the rim and no one believes her. There was no child that had died–that day anyway. AND TWO BONUS SHORT STORIES: In This House...an eternal love ghost story Night Carnival...a vampire tale
|Author||: Matt Wesolowski|
|Editor||: Orenda Books|
DIVElusive online journalist Scott King investigates the murder of a teenager at an outward bound centre, in the first episode of the critically acclaimed, international bestselling Six Stories series… For fans of Serial ‘Bold, clever and genuinely chilling' Sunday Mirror ‘Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen, whose unsettling tale The White People provides an epigraph, will want to check this one out' Publishers Weekly 'Wonderfully horrifying … the suspense crackles' James Oswald ‘A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside' Michael Marshall Smith ________________ One body Six stories Which one is true? 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries' mysterious death. And who's to blame… As every interview unveils a new revelation, you'll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth. A chilling, unpredictable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern twist, and a devastating ending. ________________ Praise for the Six Stories series ‘A genuine genre-bending debut' Carla McKay, Daily Mail 'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue Matt Wesolowski brilliantly depicts a desperate and disturbed corner of north-east England in which paranoia reigns and goodness is thwarted … an exceptional storyteller' Andrew Michael Hurley ‘Beautifully written, smart, compassionate – and scary as hell. Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices in crime fiction' Alex North ‘Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' Fiona Cummins ‘It's a relentless & original work of modern rural noir which beguiles & unnerves in equal measure. Matt Wesolowski is a major talent' Eva Dolan ‘Endlessly inventive and with literary thrills a-plenty, Matt Wesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche in fiction' Benjamin Myers ‘Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrify and enthral you in equal measure' M W Craven ‘Readers of Kathleen Barber's Are You Sleeping and fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim but compelling novel' Booklist ‘A relentless and original work of modern rural noir which beguiles and unnerves in equal measure. Matt Wesolowski is a major talent' Eva Dolan ‘With a unique structure, an ingenious plot and so much suspense you can't put it down, this is the very epitome of a must-read' Heat
|Author||: Evan Camby|
Ever traveled down a winding, tree-lined road at night? These six horror stories take place in those "out of the way" locations: miles off of the beaten path, not another car or house in sight. The familiar, comforting sounds of civilization are long gone, replaced only by an unnatural silence and sense of unease as you venture deep into unknown territory. Take a trip down the back roads with this collection of scary stories from Evan Camby, the author who brought you the award-winning "Walking After Midnight: Tales for Halloween." Just remember to keep your headlights on-and don't forget to check the backseat."Ghost in the Garden"-When a young nanny is hired as the sole caretaker of two young children at Weeping Gardens, a rural estate in northern Georgia, she discovers that someone, or something, lurks amongst the willows."abandoned"-A photography blogger is dared to visit Danbury House, the site of infamous unsolved murders, and she soon learns that the things she wants to capture on film...want to capture her, too."s o l i t u d e"-A novelist struggling with grief retreats to a cabin in the Hudson River Valley to complete a book and becomes locked in a battle for his sanity and his life."Honeymoon"-American newlyweds traveling through the remote moors of northern England come upon an ancient, medieval village which holds a terrifying secret."The Outdoorsman"-This story follows a young, down-on-his-luck veteran of the Iraq War on what should have been an idyllic day hunting in his favorite spot. When he comes across another hunter, things change, and he has to rely on his experiences and instincts to solve a very big, very dangerous problem."Back Roads"-After getting rejected from his dream college and breaking up with his girlfriend, Christopher drives out to a spot in the country where he passed many happy days fishing as a young boy. Soon, he realizes that the warnings his grandfather once gave him about this place were anything but a joke, and he must dig deep to find the courage to save himself.
|Author||: Roald Dahl|
|Editor||: Michael Joseph|
Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
|Author||: Alvin Schwartz|
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film! Scary Stories 3 is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Available for the first time as an ebook, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories 3 appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!
|Author||: Michael Dahl|
Don't turn off the lights when reading this collection of spine-chilling tales. A strange, silent girl who only appears in phone pictures. A school prank with a Christmas elf that goes terribly wrong. A piece of chalk that draws frighteningly fast. A boy's bone-tingling encounter with the world's most awesome toothpase! With writing prompts and discussion questions to continue the fright, you'll be spooked long after you finish reading.
|Author||: Neel Wain|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
A collection of six scary stories to tell your kids, including 'On Occasion they Ate a Little Kid Alive', The Potato Bugs in the Cavern, Spiders with Wings, The Puppets from planet 2040, What the Ping Pong Ball Monsters with Razor Sharp Teeth Wanted to Know, and 'The Snowmen Who Wanted Summer'.
|Author||: Kenneth Oppel|
|Editor||: David Fickling Books|
She was very blurry, not at all human-looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely. "We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help." All Steve has to do is say, "Yes." But "yes" is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?
|Author||: Roald Dahl|
Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. "All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly
|Author||: Stephen King|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Collection of 23 short stories--from classic horror to vampire thrillers, imitations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Raymond Chandler, a teleplay, and a non-fiction bonus, a heartfelt little piece on Little League baseball.