ABCs of Horror – 26 Terrifying Tales to Keep You Awake at Night
To conclude in a single line, ABCs of Horror is a collection of 26 standalone short horror stories. The stories were penned down by the author over the month of April, 2017 as a part of A to Z Challenge. The nerve wracking journey demanded one story to be published each day (except the four Sundays). Upon a positive feedback from several people, he decided to edit the short scary stories. Pikakshi Manchanda, a fellow blogger collaborated on the journey and helped him edit the stories. The book was published solely on Amazon Kindle on July 1, 2017. The stories are available to read on the blog itself. However, the final version of these short horror stories as published in ABCs of Horror is more brutal, more terrifying and more sound in structure.
Blurb of ABCs of Horror says
ABCs of Horror is a collection of ghastly tales that binds different forms of terrors together in a riveting narrative, which feels as real as the entity sitting right behind you when you are home alone, getting freaked out by even a gust of air.
There is a dreadful treasure here for every reader: haunted houses, rise of the Devil, paranormal sightings, Voodoo, and much more. The author has put together promising stories for every alphabet that are guaranteed to scare you out of your wits and question the presence of the supernatural.
Pick up the book as the night crawls by for feeling those chills creeping up your skin and your heart beating out of your chest.
Writing short horror stories is a big challenge. A full fledged novel or novella allows you to build your characters and set those creepy scenes boldly. However, it’s a bit more complex when you can’t go beyond a certain word limit. In under 2000 words, you have to introduce the characters, set the premise, describe the eeriness, allow your characters to engage in your fictional environment and write a satisfying climax. In addition, your stories should feel different from each other. Even if you are picking a similar theme in several stories, the impact should be different.
With ABCs of Horror, I have tried to include a lot of elements in the short scary stories. Some stories are high on scare factor while some are brutal in nature. I had earlier decided to go with just ghost or demon based stories. But, I realized that variation was essential to eliminate repetitiveness.
The short horror stories also have a few surprises for you up their sleeves. I do hope that they add to the overall impact the book cast on you.
ABCs of Horror is available on Amazon Kindle exclusively.
The decision was taken to facilitate the Kindle Unlimited users. If you are subscribed, you can read ABCs of Horror for free. Others can buy the book at:
Amazon India @ Rs. 49 Only
Amazon.com @ $0.99 only
I do hope you enjoy reading the short scary stories. Despite of whether you like the book or not, you can share your feedback on the Goodreads Page, Facebook Page and your respective country’s Amazon website.
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