Growing up, I had a canal near my house. It was the ultimate playground and I spent hours in that opaque water, knocking friends off of kayaks and duck-diving with my brother. Then, one day, I found a sign—

Warning: Crocodiles

Okay, you see, Australian saltwater crocodiles aren’t like gators. Salties (it’s Aussie slang, just go with it) are 23 feet long, 2,200 pounds of muscle and teeth.

Why is this relevant? Because even though I knew it was a prank, I never felt safe in that water again.

One’s sense of security is a fragile thing. It doesn’t take much to break it. A betrayal, a subtle change of circumstances, even a shadow in the corner of your bedroom or a bump in the night can leave you feeling vulnerable and raw. And Ron Ripley and David Longhorn dive deep into the murky waters of your imagination, searching for what monsters might be lurking there, waiting to make you feel not so alone.

Think you’ll still feel safe after reading?

Other volumes in the series:

Short Horror Stories Volume 6 is now available on Amazon.


See you in the shadows,

Sara Clancy