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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

Originally a short story, I am developing it into something significantly longer. There may be quite a few changes along the way.

Table of Contents

Seeing Things

  Chapter 1. Seeing Things Like a lot of twelve year olds, Grant Anders was quite happy to spend hours playing games. In f... Read Chapter

Maybe There's Some Truth

Chapter 2. Maybe There’s Some Truth. By the time the car pulled up outside the hospital, baby Kate had stopped screaming. Barely ... Read Chapter

Spooked Out.

Chapter 3. Spooked Out. When his Mom joined him in reception, Grant really wanted to tell her what the man had said. The fact that ... Read Chapter


Chapter 4. Scepticism. Kate was there in her carry-cot, and she was screaming. Grant reluctantly put down his game pad and walked t... Read Chapter

Everything Goes Bananas

Chapter 5. Everything Goes Bananas Somehow Grant made it through that first day without once mentioning spiders, flies or any other ... Read Chapter

So Many Sightings

Chapter 6. So Many Sightings. Grant and Mark spent a lot of time over the weekend discussing the banana incident. Was it ... Read Chapter

Another Hoax?

  Chapter 7. Another Hoax? Grant did not trust himself to mention it to Mark. All he wanted to do was to get home and see ... Read Chapter

Going Viral

Chapter 8. Going Viral. Suddenly it seemed that creativity was back in fashion, especially among teenage boys. Craft work... Read Chapter

A Witness

Chapter 9. A Witness. Grant watched open-mouthed as the cameras focused on the woman who had been accompanying the dead man. She ha... Read Chapter

An Anonymous Confesion

Chapter 10. An Anonymous Confession. “Why did you say anything?” Grant was so angry when he finally caught Mark alone. “I tho... Read Chapter

In A Rush

Chapter 11. In A Rush. He’d intended to get up early and have plenty of time to check out the news. There was bound to be some ki... Read Chapter

This Is Not A Drill!

Chapter 12. This Is Not A Drill! Grant was finding it just as hard to turn his attention to numbers as he had to words. So finally ev... Read Chapter

Too Close For Comfort

Chapter 13. Too Close For Comfort. The students seemed to quieten down a bit with the arrival of the emergency services. It... Read Chapter

They're Here!

Chapter 14. They’re Here! “What the.....?” Mark began before Grant managed to silence him. They needed to get away before the... Read Chapter

Inside And Outside

Chapter 15. Inside And Outside. Grant was transfixed by the sight of the Flyder. He watched as, not even stunned, it started to wal... Read Chapter

Now What?

Chapter 16. Now What? The students that were standing nearby and who saw the Flyder defeated let out a cheer. That was so out of co... Read Chapter

It's Not Ping Pong

Chapter 17. It’s Not Ping Pong. The seven now kind of armed students moved off in different directions. For a moment Grant consid... Read Chapter

Silence Is Golden

Chapter 18. Silence Is Golden. The hall had become a much quieter place. With the disposal of the last Flyder those that ha... Read Chapter

Through The Doorway

Grant looked at Mark and Karl, trying to guess what they were thinking. “I’m going to have to go out there, check it out!” He hop... Read Chapter

An Answer And A Question

Chapter 20. An Answer And A Question. Grant, Mark and Karl carried on making their way slowly down the corridor. The four girls, ke... Read Chapter

The Window

Chapter 21. The Window. Mark and Grant moved aside to talk to each other quietly. Things had to move on; there was no knowing how l... Read Chapter

Step Carefully

Chapter 22. Step Carefully. The Flyders that were attached to the door buzzed in agitation. Some, the nearest to Grant, Mark and Ka... Read Chapter

Wasp Or Spider,,,No, A Flyder!

Chapter 23. Wasp or Spider...No, A Flyder! Across the street stood a large building with an inset doorway. The entire space between t... Read Chapter

Burn, Baby, Burn

Chapter 24. Burn, Baby, Burn! The van flew around the corner of the street and headed straight for them. Barely slowing before brak... Read Chapter

Exchanging Some Facts

25. Exchanging Some Facts. Grant tried not to see the utter carnage brought about by the Flyders, as the vehicle made it’s way ba... Read Chapter

Strategic Planning

Chapter 26. Strategic Planning. He wanted to get talking, to get making plans straight away, but as soon as the heat of the room hi... Read Chapter


Chapter 27. Teamwork. By the time Deputy Rogers arrived back at the Sheriff’s Office, Grant and Mark were all kitted out. They we... Read Chapter

Search And Singe

Chapter 28. Search And Singe. The front of the building was still lit up, a store, some kind of fashion place but too small to be o... Read Chapter

Almost A Choreographed Routine

Chapter 29. Almost A Choreographed Routine. “Well, that was pretty impressive, guys,” Carly said when the fire had all but exting... Read Chapter

Sharing Info

Chapter 30. Sharing Info. Deputy Rogers dropped Grant and Carly off at the Sheriff’s office. Mark stayed with the girl who was clea... Read Chapter


Epilogue The Flyders were quite rapidly eradicated. There was plenty of sugar for all of them, and sweetened drinks proved to be th... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Mike S.

Little does Mom know--a fine chapter, Hully!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 4:56pm


Thanks, Mike. The second one will be posted in a few days I guess.

Sun, July 16th, 2017 10:00am


Very good start!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 5:04pm


Thanks, Simon. I'm glad you enjoyed Chapter 1!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 10:23am

C.A. Exline

Great start, I look forward to reading further!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 8:09pm


Thanks so much, C. Allen!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 1:16pm


I'm intrigued, Hubz. I'll read as many chapters as you post.

I like the creature, nice and gross!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 8:12pm


Thanks, Reagle. I've only got a couple of chapters written so far. I'll be posting the second one in a couple of days, I guess.

Sun, July 16th, 2017 1:17pm


I was finally able to begin reading your story. I must say, great beginning. For me, beginnings are always the most difficult.

Tue, July 18th, 2017 12:28pm


Thank you very much, jaylisbeth. I just hope I can keep the story going!

Tue, July 18th, 2017 9:15am

Miss Midnight

Poor Grant, I know how he feels. When they trap you in their eyes and mimic your movements, creepy creepy little buggers!!! This is an excellent start to a chilling tale, lol. Love the descriptions and emotions. Everything is well paced and flows nicely together. Great now I will have to check my bed, closet, cupboards....OMGOSH, I'll just check everything! Spiders man, they be everywhere! Fantastic Chapter!

Fri, August 4th, 2017 4:13pm


Ha! Thanks for that comment, Miss M. It really brought a smile to my face. Glad you enjoyed the read!

Fri, August 4th, 2017 9:31am

Kathrina Csernis

I love the start, although the cover kinda had me worried, I don't very much like spiders xD but I think I can look past that haha I enjoyed this first chapter, and seeing there's a character with my name made me laugh (that would be katie) - Great start! I'll for sure be reading more cx

Sun, December 10th, 2017 7:43pm


Thanks for that! I tried to make it kind of entertaining....adding a bit of humor to it. I've still got the last few chapters to write.

Sun, December 10th, 2017 12:16pm

C A Sechler

Love this first chapter! Looking forward to the rest!

Fri, January 12th, 2018 8:05pm


Thanks for reading, C A. I tried to keep it slightly humorous but......

Fri, January 12th, 2018 12:08pm

Derina Peng

This book is going to drive me excitingly crazy! Look at that head. Love it.

Tue, June 4th, 2019 8:57pm


Ha! Glad you liked the cover and I hope you enjoy the read.

Wed, June 5th, 2019 5:40am

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