Long Stories Short

“Long Stories Short” is a collection of ten short stories written by Karen Black, in a variety of genres. Some of the stories have been previously published, each with multiple five star reviews.

Mountain Justice might make you wonder how far you’d go to save a friend’s life. Man’s best friend proves that he truly is in Indisputable Evidence. Does Bigfoot exist? Eli believes so and tells his story in One Step at a Time. A house fire results in tragedy in Aftermath. Hasty decisions have devastating results in Unintended Consequences. The Hunted takes readers on a journey where dreams and reality collide. A house fire causes tragedy in Aftermath. How long is Forever? The question of life after death is addressed in A Candle in the Darkness. Mark and Erin discover the power of the Ouija Board in You Summoned Me.


A five star review for “The Hunted”

Thank you to Author Clarissa Simmens, for her time in reading and reviewing “The Hunted:”  “Writing a full-length novel is much easier than writing a short story, especially a good one. In a novel, there is more time to develop the characters. Karen Black, in her short fiction The Hunted, has not only succeeded in developing her main character, but has deftly created a frightening antagonist. If that wasn’t difficult enough, she presents us with the heroine’s cat whose very soft fur caresses our fingers as we read on. I love “playing against an author” by solving their mystery but never did I suspect the surprise ending. It is only midnight as I finish reading so I’m off to buy another one of her short stories because I’m utterly addicted to her writing!”




“Stories for the Dead of Night” – Another Five Star Review!!!

“Stories for the Dead of Night”

5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling, October 30, 2013
Danielle Pegg (SOUTH BEND, IN, US) – See all my reviews

I picked up this book to read Karen Black’s stories, but found myself engaged in all the stories.
While there were some that were just creepy or good old fashioned ghost stories, a couple of them really scared me half to death! I won’t bore you with a long drawn out review of everything in the book, but here are some of the highlights:
“Aftermath” by Karen Black – what an ending! I was surprised and impressed by the twist taken in this story of the aftermath of a house fire.
the poems by Jennifer J. Arend were delightfully morose and perfectly suited for reading on Halloween!
“David and the Outside” by Robert L. Arend — this story took a more sci-fi take on the horror genre but I loved that! I don’t want to say too much, but this is one of the must reads of the book.
“Candle in the Darkness” by Karen Black — this ghost story has a sweet twist that choked me up a little. I think this was my favorite story in the entire book.


“Stories for the Dead of Night,” by The Seven Fates Writers

I’m excited to announce the publication of “Stories for the Dead of Night,” an anthology, by The Seven Fates Writers. Five of the most serious, yet entertaining writers in Indie have joined forces to bring readers a variety of well written short stories, in various genres.  Yes, I’m one of the five!

“Stories for the Dead of Night” contains 19 unique tales of ghosts, secrets, nightmares and the supernatural, tossed with slices of flash fiction and sprinkled with wistful poetry. Some stories have been previously published, but there are plenty of new ones, too. The Seven Fates Writers are: Catherine A. MacKenzie, Robert L. Arend, Jennifer J. Arend, Karen Black and Brittany Joy Chadwick.

Cover - Stories for the Dead of Night - The Seven Fates Writers

“Stories for the Dead of Night” is available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E03UDAA   and Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/337290