At the age of four, Ahmed I. Nasser’s parents decided that the best way to keep a hyperactive child occupied was to teach him how to read and constantly bombard him with books. Since then, the world of imagination has constantly consumed him. He quickly decided that the only way to feel fulfilled was to spend his time writing one story after the other, even opting out of a career as a pediatrician, despite ten years of struggling through med-school.
Influenced by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, he has been writing since the age of 12 while travelling the world with his family. Now, finally settled in Egypt, he divides his time between teaching Middle School English Literature and finding the best ways to scare his family and friends.
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Length: 187 pages
A young man’s attempts at breaking parole end in a night of horror. A child realizes that his Christmas gift might be a lot more sinister than he originally thought. An editor unveils his client’s sinister plan to cleanse the world of all evil. And a woman’s walk home is accompanied by a strange presence that promises a gruesome end.
Scare Street’s roster of authors Ron Ripley, David Longhorn, Sara Clancy and A. I. Nasser come together once again to bring you some of the most horrifying short stories in a single collection. They’re here to tell tales of the terrible and the macabre, in a book so unsettling, it will bring chills to your very core.
So head over to your reading chair, make yourself comfortable, and dive right in. We promise that sleep will be the last thing on your mind.
Just make sure you keep the lights on.
The dark can be a terrible, terrible place…
Length: 214 pages
The Witching Hour is upon us…
Kyle Ashfeld has escaped to his hometown of Kent, Connecticut, in search for peace. He is battling his demons, fighting memories of his family’s tragedy, and drowning in nightmares of flames and destruction. His only sanctuary is the library where he works.
But that sanctuary is quickly tainted when Connor Fegan appears and warns of the prophecy of the witching hour. Every century, on the second Friday of September, six demons escape hell and set in motion a cataclysmic sequence of events that lead to disasters on a global scale. And only one man can stop them. For Kyle, these are all the fantasies of a madman, but when one horrifying event after the other takes place around him, he quickly realizes that there may be some truth to Fegan’s words after all.
Joined by long-time fan, Aley Davis, Kyle is thrown into the midst of his worst nightmares, fighting for his life against a demon determined to stop the only hurdle in its path of destruction. Whether he believes in the prophecy or not, the witching hour is upon him, and there will be no escape from the horrors of hell.
Length: 214 pages
Step right up, enjoy the show, and pay no attention to the eyes watching from the darkness.
The carnival is back in town, and for Jack Heldon, that’s not a good sign. Since the last time it had come to the small and quiet Lensfield, Connecticut, he’s been plagued with nightmares of burning walls, raspy chuckles, and fiery red eyes in the dark. Ted Barton’s killing spree is still fresh in his mind, and Jack knows the carnival was behind it all.
Now it’s back for more.
But the people of Lensfield are none the wiser. As they are drawn into the lights and music of Ebenezer’s Carnival, evil begins to feed again. Jack and his friends are forced to come face to face with the horrors of their past, and the evil that tore them apart. While trying to break the carnival’s hold, they quickly realize that debts must be paid, and promises cannot be ignored.
Because there’s no escaping the clutches of Ebenezer’s Carnival and the screams within.
Length: 145 pages
Patrick Lahm is down on his luck. Late for his book signing, out of gas and stuck in a storm. He hitches a ride to the Kurtain Motel where he is forced to spend the night. The small motel seems harmless enough at first, but as the night drags on, Patrick and the other guests slowly begin to realize there is a lot more to their temporary lodging than meets the eye.
Something evil is at work at the Kurtain Motel; something that creeps into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind and tugs at the chords of sanity until they finally break. On the longest night of his life, Patrick soon finds out that there is a reason why skeletons are kept in closets. He realizes that your sins always find a way to catch up with you, no matter how hard you try to run.
Welcome to the Kurtain Motel, where all your nightmares come true.
Length: 139 pages
The small town of Refuge is the perfect hideaway for Patrick Lahm and the Freys. Nestled in the heart of Maine and miles away from the Kurtain Motel, Refuge promises both tranquility and ease of mind. The mundane routine of working in the local post office and buying groceries is all Patrick could hope for. For the first time in his life, things are finally looking up.
But one can only escape from his sins for so long. Occasional nightmares, visions of the dead and a priest hell-bound on confessions leave the survivors feeling that it is only a matter of time before the darkness catches up. With Jimmy by his side, Patrick watches as the walls of reality crumble around him, and he quickly realizes that there can be no rest for the sinful.
No matter how far they run.
Length: 144 pages
“Find Patrick Lahm. Tell him it has her.”
When a serial killer is found dead in the woods outside the quiet town of Darville, with scratches across his face and his head impaled on a shovel, Patrick Lahm and Jimmy Frey are called back to Connecticut. Living as fugitives and constantly moving from place to place, it is a call they have been praying for in their tedious search for the monster that started it all and tore their lives apart.
But Darville is not as peaceful as it seems, and the sins of the many cannot remain hidden forever. Patrick and Jimmy quickly realize that, despite their best laid plans, things can go terribly wrong. As darkness descends on the small New England town, the evil that had once brought misery upon the guests of the Kurtain Motel, finds its place amongst the wicked and promises them salvation.
All they have to do is confess.
Length: 24 pages
Unable to handle the hardships life has thrown at him, a man seeks revenge over the people who have caused his suffering.
Length: 30 pages
A woman tries to come to terms with repressed childhood memories while keeping the nightmare that has plagued her family for generations at bay.
Length: 154 pages
Melington has changed.
There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.
No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.
No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan’s brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.
Length: 132 pages
“It began with a Carter, and it must end with a Carter.”
Six months have passed since Alan Carter woke up from the coma Copper Tibet had put him in, and much has changed in Melington. A new Chairman, a power hungry Sheriff, a spineless son who struggles with the absence of his father. And children still going missing while the monster taking them roams free and unrestrained.
In the small town of secrets, what had once been hidden is now slowly coming to light, and few rest easy, including Alan Carter. He is plagued by nightmares. The visions haunt him the minute he closes his eyes, and his dreams are clad with images of darkness, corridors lined with doors, and a woman in red who tells him he can never leave.
And somewhere in the distance, Alan’s sister calls for him, begging him to save her and take her home.
Length: 139 pages
Every small town in Connecticut has its secrets, but none are as shocking as Melington’s.
After the riots, Melington becomes the primary target of an FBI investigation. The Council is more ruthless than the town has ever seen. And a national spotlight shines brightly on the mysterious cases of missing children.
But there is one secret that no one knows better than Alan Carter.
As children outside Melington start disappearing, Alan Carter knows that Copper Tibet has grown more powerful than ever before.
No child will be safe. Anywhere.
Length: 103 pages
A young woman’s night-time escapade goes eerily wrong. A man is forced to relive the horrible accident that tore his family apart over and over again. An underground thrill through ancient catacombs proves disastrously horrific. A young boy is haunted by the scarecrow in the fields behind his home. And a woman is revisited by the ghost of a psychotic killer in the most dreadful of ways.
Scare Street brings you some of the best short horror stories by authors Ron Ripley, David Longhorn, Eric Whittle, Sara Clancy and A. I. Nasser, all in one book. Together, these stories promise more than just a shiver down the spine and a fear of the dark, but the soft caress of terror that comes with the unknown and the unexpected.
Join us through the pages of the best of what Scare Street has to offer, and be sure to bring a night light along with you. You definitely don’t want to be left alone in the dark!