Darkness Awaits: Nyctophobia, Fear of the Dark

Darkness Awaits: Nyctophobia, Fear of the Dark

The dark is one thing that people won’t admit to being afraid of. After all, the fear is common in children, and outgrowing it is seen as a sign of maturity. But sometimes, it never leaves. There are no definitive statistics for how many adults suffer from...

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Three More Nightmares to Haunt Your Dreams…

Three More Nightmares to Haunt Your Dreams…

Road trips, staff accommodation, and our own minds: no place is safe. And that’s the way we like it here at Scare Street. At least in the confines of our books, that is. In volume 3 of our Short Horror Stories series, Ron, Rowan, and I get to have some fun planting...

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Free Fall: Acrophobia, Fear of Heights

Free Fall: Acrophobia, Fear of Heights

Heights are a pretty understandable fear. Lots of people are uncomfortable looking down from high places, or even getting up there in the first place. But for some, that fear cripples them. It’s called acrophobia. It’s an extreme and irrational fear of heights,...

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When the Sky Turns Dark, Terror Comes out to Play…

When the Sky Turns Dark, Terror Comes out to Play…

As I look back on it now, the downside of being in an anthology with my fellow Scare Street authors seems pretty obvious. I’ve lost count of the number of times I randomly blurted out into the oblivion, “Damn, now why didn’t I think of that?” (For the record—the...

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Big Scares Come in Small Packages

Big Scares Come in Small Packages

With all the hustle and bustle of this modern world, it’s hard to find the time needed to sit down and adequately delve into the macabre. A lot of us go woefully under-terrorized. Your first instinct is to neglect all your other responsibilities so you can settle down...

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Cemeteries Are Final Resting Places for Our Dead

Cemeteries Are Final Resting Places for Our Dead

I tend to do a lot of driving. It’s a good way for me to get out of the house with the family. Generally, we don’t have any set destination. We cruise along the backroads of places like Pepperell and Dunstable, Groton and Tyngsboro. All of them hundreds of years old....

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Deep Waters: Thalassophobia, Fear of The Sea

Deep Waters: Thalassophobia, Fear of The Sea

When you were a kid, did you ever get that weird feeling that there was a shark in the swimming pool? You’re not alone. Fear of the ocean and the creatures that live within its depths is very common. After all, the ocean is one of the least-explored features of our...

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