LONG STORIES SHORT, a journey of drama, suspense and the unexpected



“Unintended Consequences” One of ten stories in LONG STORIES SHORT

“I swung the bat. He dropped to the floor, blood flowing. She screamed.”




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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,” 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.

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“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