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Footsteps in the Dark: Short Horror & Sci-Fi Stories Volume II

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A nice collection of short, spooky stories, great for reading late at night!

Footsteps in the Dark is a collection of short science fiction and horror stories, most of them between three and five pages long. It's a world of stories inhabited by zombies, vampires, wendigos, creepy crawly spiders and other things that go bump in the night. There are also several stories that might be considered more science fiction than horror but even these have a bit of a horror element to them.


The nice thing about a collection like this is there is a wide variety of stories to read and none of them take a huge time commitment. While not every story comes off perfectly, any reader who is a fan of horror is bound to find at least one story here that will stay with them long after reading. For example, Gender Reveal takes a decidedly unexpected turn and the story Ordinary stayed with me long after I finished that story. Another standout in my mind was Homeowner's Association which gives a new take to how much people are willing to tolerate in their neighbors.


A word of warning would be that some of the stories can get a bit gory so if you don't have a stomach for that type of reading you may want to skip a few in this collection. If you have a strong enough stomach though, most of the stories are worth reading at least once and added together they make a fine collection for horror fans.


If you like bite-sized horror and science fiction stories this is a great collection to add to your shelves.

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I am an avid reader. I love books and discovering something new to recommend to people. I love epic fantasy and horror the most but I will read anything as long as it is good quality.

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About the author

A three-time winner of the Reedsy contest, Joshua G. J. Insole is a British writer who lives in the Austrian Alps. Author of several other shortlisted stories, he published his first book in 2020. Joshua’s favoured genres are horror and science fiction. view profile

Published on March 01, 2022

70000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ‚ö†ÔłŹ

Genre: Horror

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