Horror

Horror stories published by ODONNELL BOOKS

Whirring Blades by Jack O'Donnell. The 1st story in the Land of Fright series
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Whirring Blades by Jack O'Donnell

A simple late-night trip to the mall for a father and his son turns into a struggle for survival when they come under attack.

#1 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Big Leagues by Jack O'Donnell. The 2nd story in the Land of Fright series .
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The Big Leagues by Jack O'Donnell

A scorned young baseball player shows his teammates he really knows how to play ball with the best of them.

#2 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Snowflakes by Jack O'Donnell. The 3rd story in the Land of Fright series .
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Snowflakes by Jack O'Donnell

In the land of Frawst, special snowflakes are a gift from the gods, capable of transferring the knowledge of the Ancients. A young woman searches the skies with breathless anticipation for her snowflake, but finds something far more dark and dangerous instead.

#3 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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End of the Rainbow by Jack O'Donnell. The 4th story in the Land of Fright series .
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End of the Rainbow by Jack O'Donnell

In Medieval England, a warrior and his woman find the end of a massive rainbow that has filled the sky and discover the dark secret of its power.

#4 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Trophy Wives by Jack O'Donnell. The 5th story in the Land of Fright series.
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Trophy Wives by Jack O'Donnell

An enigmatic sculptor meets a beautiful woman whom he vows will be his next subject, but things may not go according to plan…

#5 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Die-orama by Jack O'Donnell. The 6th story in the Land of Fright series.
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Die-orama by Jack O'Donnell

A petty thief finds out that a WWII model diorama in his local hobby shop holds much more than just plastic vehicles and plastic soldiers.

#6 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Creature in the Creek by Jack O'Donnell. #7 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Creature in the Creek by Jack O'Donnell

A lonely young woman finds her favorite secluded spot inhabited by a monster from her past.

#7 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Emperor of Fear by Jack O'Donnell. #8 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Emperor of Fear by Jack O'Donnell

In ancient Rome, two Colosseum workers encounter a mysterious crate containing an unearthly creature. Just in time for the next gladiator games…

#8 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Towers That Fell From The Sky by Jack O'Donnell. #9 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Towers That Fell From The Sky by Jack O'Donnell

Two analysts race to uncover the secret purpose of the giant alien towers that have thundered down out of the skies.

#9 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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God Save the Queen by Jack O'Donnell. #10 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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God Save the Queen by Jack O'Donnell

An exterminator piloting an ant-sized robot comes face to face with the queen of a nest he has been assigned to destroy.

#10 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Special Announcement by Jack O'Donnell. #11 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Special Announcement by Jack O'Donnell

A fraud investigator discovers the disturbing truth behind the messages on a community announcement board.

#11 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Poisoned Land by Jack O'Donnell. #12 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Poisoned Land by Jack O'Donnell

Savage hunters patrol the Poisoned Lands, demanding appeasement from the three survivors trapped in a surrounded building. How far will the survivors go to avoid the wrath of the hunters?

#12 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Pool of Light by Jack O'Donnell. #13 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Pool of Light by Jack O'Donnell

A mysterious wave of dark energy from space washes over the Earth, trapping a woman and her friends in pools of light. Beyond the edges of the light, deep pockets of darkness hold much more than just empty blackness.

#13 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Ghosts of Pompeii by Jack O'Donnell. #14 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Ghosts of Pompeii by Jack O'Donnell

A woman on a tour of Italy with her son unwittingly awakens the ghosts of Pompeii.

#14 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Sparklers by Jack O'Donnell. #15 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Sparklers by Jack O'Donnell

A child’s sparkler opens a doorway to another dimension and a father must enter it to save his family and his neighborhood from the ominous threat that lays beyond.

#15 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Grid by Jack O'Donnell. #16 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Grid by Jack O'Donnell

An interstellar salvage crew activates a mysterious grid on an abandoned vessel floating in space, unleashing a deadly force.

#16 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Barn by Jack O'Donnell. #17 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Barn by Jack O'Donnell

An empty barn beckons an amateur photographer to step through its dark entrance, whispering promises of a once-in-a-lifetime shoot.

#17 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Sands of the Colosseum by Jack O'Donnell. #18 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Sands of the Colosseum by Jack O'Donnell

A businessman in Rome gets to experience the dream of a lifetime when he visits the great Colosseum — until he finds himself standing on the arena floor.

#18 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Flipbook by Jack O'Donnell. #19 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Flipbook by Jack O'Donnell

A man sees a dark future of his family in jeopardy when he watches the tiny animations of a flipbook play out in his hand.

#19 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Day of the Hoppers by Jack O'Donnell. #20 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Day of the Hoppers by Jack O'Donnell

Two boys flee for their lives when their friendly neighborhood grasshoppers turn into deadly projectiles.

#20 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Prospector by Jack O'Donnell. #21 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Prospector by Jack O'Donnell

In the 1800’s, a lonely prospector finds the body parts of a woman as he pans for gold in the wilds of California.

#21 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Boy in the Yearbook by Jack O'Donnell. #22 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Boy in the Yearbook by Jack O'Donnell

Two middle-aged women are tormented by a mysterious photograph in their high school yearbook.

#22 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Shot Glass by Jack O'Donnell. #23 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Shot Glass by Jack O'Donnell

A man discovers the shot glasses in his great-grandfather’s collection can do much more than just hold a mouthful of liquor.

#23 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Champion by Jack O'Donnell. #24 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Champion by Jack O'Donnell

The arrogant star of a medieval renaissance re-enactment show learns the true meaning of humility.

#24 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Hitler's Graveyard by Jack O'Donnell. #25 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Hitler's Graveyard by Jack O'Donnell

American soldiers in WWII uncover a nefarious Nazi plan to resurrect their dead heroes so they can rejoin the war.

#25 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

“Wickedly good story. This is definitely one of my top favorites by this author. I also liked how it was a longer story than most of Mr. O’Donnells usual tales. Heck of a job on this one. Heck ya, I’d recommend this story and author” – Amazon review

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Out of Ink by Jack O'Donnell. #26 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Out of Ink by Jack O'Donnell

Colonists on a remote planet resort to desperate measures to ward off an attack from wild alien animals.

#26 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Dung Beetles by Jack O'Donnell. #27 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Dung Beetles by Jack O'Donnell

Mutant dung beetles attack a family on a remote Pennsylvania highway. Yes, it’s as disgusting as it sounds.

#27 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Tinies by Jack O'Donnell. #28 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Tinies by Jack O'Donnell

A beleaguered office worker encounters a strange alien armada in the sub-basement of his office building.

#28 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Hammer of Charon by Jack O'Donnell. #29 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Hammer of Charon by Jack O'Donnell

In ancient Rome, it is the duty of a special man to make sure gravely wounded gladiators are given a quick death after a gladiator fight. He serves his position quietly with honor. Until they try to take his hammer away from him…

#29 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Pharaoh's Cat by Jack O'Donnell. #30 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Pharaoh's Cat by Jack O'Donnell

In ancient Egypt, the pharaoh is dying. His trusted advisors want his favorite cat to be buried with him. The cat has other plans…

#30 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Throw-Aways by Jack O'Donnell. #31 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Throw-Aways by Jack O'Donnell

A washed-up writer of action-adventure thrillers is menaced by the ghosts of the characters he has created.

#31 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Everlasting Death by Jack O'Donnell. #32 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Everlasting Death by Jack O'Donnell

The souls of the newly deceased take on solid form and the Earth quickly begins to fill with immovable statues of death…

#32 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Bite the Bullet by Jack O'Donnell. #33 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Bite the Bullet by Jack O'Donnell

In the Wild West, a desperate outlaw clings to a bullet cursed by a Gypsy… because the bullet has his name on it.

#33 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Road Rage by Jack O'Donnell. #34 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Road Rage by Jack O'Donnell

A senseless accident on a rural highway sets off a frightening chain of events.

#34 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Controller by Jack O'Donnell. #35 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Controller by Jack O'Donnell

A detective investigates a bank robbery that appears to have been carried out by a zombie.

#35 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Notebook by Jack O'Donnell. #36 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Notebook by Jack O'Donnell

An enchanted notebook helps a floundering author finish her story. But the unnatural fuel that stokes the power of the mysterious writing journal leads her down a dark and disturbing path…

#36 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Candy Striper and the Captain by Jack O'Donnell. #37 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Candy Striper and the Captain by Jack O'Donnell

American WWII soldiers in the Philippines scare superstitious enemy soldiers with corpses they dress up to look like vampire victims. The vampire bites might be fake, but what comes out of the jungle is not…

#37 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Clothes Make the Man by Jack O'Donnell. #38 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Clothes Make the Man by Jack O'Donnell

A down-on-his-luck young man steals a magical suit off of a corpse, desperately hoping some of its power will rub off on him.

#38 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Memory Market by Jack O'Donnell. #39 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Memory Market by Jack O'Donnell

The cryptic process of memory storage in the human brain has been decoded and now memories are bought and sold in the memory market. But with every legitimate commercial endeavor there comes a black market, and the memory market is no exception…

#39 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Demon Who Ate Screams by Jack O'Donnell. #40 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Demon Who Ate Screams by Jack O'Donnell

A young martial artist battles a vicious demon who feeds on the tormented screams and dying whimpers of his victims.

#40 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Hatchlings by Jack O'Donnell. #41 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Hatchlings by Jack O'Donnell

A peaceful Saturday afternoon barbecue turns into an afternoon of terror for a suburban man when the charcoal briquets he is using in his grill start to hatch! He must find a way to combat the deviant creatures that emerge from the hot coals and save his home from being destroyed.

#41 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Virgin Sacrifice by Jack O'Donnell. #42 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Virgin Sacrifice by Jack O'Donnell

The world is out of balance. A professor of archaeology is determined to set the world right again using the ancient power of the Aztec sacrifice rituals. He embarks on a trip back to the hidden temple he discovered in the jungles of Mexico, bringing along three virgin women…

#42 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Smog Monsters by Jack O'Donnell. #43 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Smog Monsters by Jack O'Donnell

The heavily contaminated air in Beijing turns even deadlier when unearthly creatures form within the dense poison of its thick pollution. A group of strangers must find a way to work together to survive against the onslaught of the smog monsters.

#43 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Benders of Space-Time by Jack O'Donnell. #44 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Benders of Space-Time by Jack O'Donnell

A young interstellar traveler discovers the uncomfortable truth about the Benders, the creatures who power starships with their ability to fold space-time.

#44 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The Picture by Jack O'Donnell. #45 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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The Picture by Jack O'Donnell

A young soldier in World War II shows his fellow soldiers a picture of his beautiful fiancé during the lulls in battle. But this seemingly harmless gesture from a young man proudly showing off his gorgeous gal is far from innocent…

#45 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Black Ice by Jack O'Donnell. #46 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Black Ice by Jack O'Donnell

A vicious dragon is offered a great gift — a block of black ice to soothe the fire that burns its throat and roars in its belly. Too bad the dragon has never heard of a Trojan dwarf…

#46 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Artist Alley by Jack O'Donnell. #47 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Artist Alley by Jack O'Donnell

At a large comic book convention, a seedy comic book publisher sees himself depicted in a disturbing series of artist drawings. He would normally find such homages flattering, except for what he notices happening in each subsequent drawing…

#47 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Dead Zone by Jack O'Donnell. #48 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Dead Zone by Jack O'Donnell

A young tech company charters a yacht to celebrate the successful launch of their app. But the yacht soon gets caught adrift in the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico when the engine malfunctions, trapping them in an area of the sea that contains no life because the oxygen has been depleted from the waters. What comes aboard the yacht in search of food cannot really be considered alive…

#48 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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Cemetery Dance by Jack O'Donnell. #49 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Cemetery Dance by Jack O'Donnell

A suicidal madman afraid to take his own life attempts to torment a devout Christian man into killing him. But there are some things worse than death…

#49 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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The King Who Owned The World by Jack O'Donnell. #50 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.
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Cemetery DanceThe King Who Owned The World by Jack O'Donnell

A bored barbarian king demands he be brought a new challenger. But who can you find to battle a king who owns the world? That is the question Alfihar, the trusted advisor to King Revek, needs to answer. The solution comes from a most unexpected place…

#50 in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories.

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