Shock, Horror!

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A collection of short stories exclusive to this volume. Cover image by Booksie member, Markie Bee

Table of Contents

Rats In The Attic

Rats In The Attic They seem to be very noisy tonight, those rats that somehow manage to find their way into my attic. I’ve been rou... Read Chapter

Green Fingers

Green Fingers Stan Hepplethwaite was annoyed. His tree grew the best apples in the county; this was well known and undisputed for had... Read Chapter

The Invitation

The Invitation Patricia wasn’t too sure who the invitation was from. A friend of a family member, it said, but she was not aware of... Read Chapter

Perfect Alibi

Perfect Alibi Gavin let himself in to his flat, turned on his light and stopped dead. “Abbi? What are you doing here?” “Oh,... Read Chapter

Choose Your Poison

Choose Your Poison. The first thing he became conscious of was a pain in his head, so severe that he could barely open his eyes. So... Read Chapter


Aerobatics The silence of the house was broken by a loud clang. If there had just been one, the family would have probably all gone... Read Chapter

Late Night Bargain

Late Night Bargain It’s become a habit of mine to leave shopping until just before closing up time. If anything is going to be mark... Read Chapter


Squelch. A squish, a squelch. There is almost a slurping sound as something seems to struggle to unstick itself from the ground. ... Read Chapter

A Bit Too Modern

A Bit Too Modern The four of them sat around the table, if not really serious then pretending to be. The ouija board sat there in t... Read Chapter

Railroad Crossing

Railroad Crossing. Sometimes it’s tempting to take the short cut home from school, especially if it is cold, wet and blowing a gale... Read Chapter

Road Rage

Road Rage There’s something strange about driving a long distance on an almost straight road, especially when there is hardly anoth... Read Chapter

Exhibition of 'Fear'

Exhibition of ‘Fear’ We’d been to the city so many times that it was hard to find anywhere different. Shops opened, then after ... Read Chapter

A Cut-Throat World

A Cut-Throat World As if it was not bad enough by itself, they were not even going to give me a chance to sulk over the injustice in ... Read Chapter

The Exhibition

The Exhibition The tickets sold by word-of-mouth, although word-of-finger would be a more accurate way to describe it. No one was qui... Read Chapter

Those Misty Eyes

Those Misty Eyes He pulled his head back away from hers. Something was wrong, for those lips, usually so full of passion, were far fr... Read Chapter


Damage “So, tell me, Hank, did you ever finish your training?” Fraser walked around the large crate inspecting it for damage. ... Read Chapter


Ranchers “You’ve done what?” I couldn’t hide my incredulity. “Calm down, Sal, it’ll be fine.” Wilson turned back to... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Mike S.

Oh, we haven't had any rats in the attic THIS year, knock on wood, but every other year? Excellent, Hull!

Wed, August 15th, 2018 6:33pm


Thanks, Mike. These stories will only be posted in this and not singly, like I do with a lot of the others.

Wed, August 15th, 2018 11:39am

Sue Harris

Rats in the attic... more like aliens! Great story, Hully!

Wed, August 15th, 2018 6:51pm


Glad you enjoyed it, Sue. Thanks for reading!

Wed, August 15th, 2018 11:55am

Markie Bee

Worthy of a Stephen King story that one. We had mice one year running over our rafters. Kind of brought it all back. Love the twist, I thought you were going to do something but didn't know what.

Wed, August 15th, 2018 8:33pm


Thanks for giving this a read, Markie Bee. I'm not posting the stories in this singly, just in the book. I don't know how often -- whenever one comes to mind, I guess.

Wed, August 15th, 2018 1:37pm


worth reading...can't wait for the next chapter..

Thu, August 23rd, 2018 1:23pm


Thanks so much for taking the time to read and to comment.

Thu, August 23rd, 2018 6:32am

Jeff Bezaire

I bet they'd wished they had a rat problem! Nice twist at the end, Hully!

Thu, August 30th, 2018 1:14am


Thanks, Jeff!

Thu, August 30th, 2018 1:13am

Robert Helliger

Rats are nasty creatures.
A well written, short horror story, Hull.

Tue, February 4th, 2020 11:53pm


Thanks so much, Robert. Glad you enjoyed it.

Wed, February 5th, 2020 11:26am

tom mcmullen

Rats! Sounds like the d t’s, good horror hullabaloo,

Sat, November 28th, 2020 6:37am


Thanks so much for reading, Tom.

Sat, November 28th, 2020 10:01am

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