Category: short story

  • Excerpt from Latent Infection – Part Five (Horror Short Story)

    You can read part one here, part two here, part three here, and part four here. Note: This is the last installment I will be placing on my website, which equates to the first third of the story.  I will be publishing the entire story at a later date (for purchase).  I hope you’ve enjoyed this preview.   Cora […]

  • Excerpt from Latent Infection – Part Four (Horror Short Story)

    You can read part one here, part two here, and part three here. The Marsons returned from their weekend trip in better moods than they had been in weeks.  Even Tom, who was optimistic to the point of absurdity, remarked that the break was just what he needed. The family parked their Suburban next to the house and […]

  • Excerpt from Latent Infection – Part Three (Horror Short Story)

    You can read part one here and part two here. Over the next few weeks, Cora heard nothing strange in her new home beyond the usual creaks associated with older houses.  With her father gone on the road during the weekdays, he had hired contractors to begin work on the house. Among the people who were in and […]

  • Excerpt from Latent Infection (continued) – Short Story

    You can read the first part here. The first floor had a living room with furniture covered in sheets, the perfect hiding place if Cora had been ten years younger.  When Tom pulled open the heavy dark green drapes covering the large front window that overlooked the front lawn of weeds and overgrown grass, dust particles […]

  • Excerpt from Latent Infection (Short Story)

    The infection in the house’s rickety bones began as a latent virus.  Buried in the deepest marrow, the first stirrings were creaks, like a joint popping and settling.  Age hid secrets with wrinkles of peeling paint and a history forgotten by a foregone mind.  The disease was dismissed as the consequence of being time-worn, the […]