The quiet had been restored once more on the final evening of the Candlelight Dinner. The members have vacated, as have the residential employees, with the exception of Charlie Syverson, the club’s evening custodian. As Charlie nears the completion of his custodial duties, he encounters a disturbance taking place inside the large, stone fireplace of the Second Floor Lobby. Unfortunately, Charlie has unknowingly come face to face with the evil that lurks inside the walls of the Lake Shores Country Club.
Chapter O is the chapter not included in the novel: Feral.
Ozzy was in trouble. He need a new job and place to live fast. So when he found a help wanted ad placed by the mysterious Property Management for a live-in caretaker of an abandon asylum, Ozzy feels like he struck gold. However, he will learn what terror and isolation can do, especially when Nightfall happens.
Ryan continues on his journey through post apocalyptic Namibia, with the fight for survival becoming harder every step of the way.
(Please read The Fort first for full enjoyment of this story, as it is part 1 in this series)
this story is a recount of my time spent with the great brown eagle. several years have past since his departure. it has became increasingly clear that what i have witnessed was abnormal and must be documented. this is my only writing and first attempt at detailing the events which took place in summer 2012.
I had a nightmare once that I was laying in bed and I saw someone in my bedroom closet and the rest I'll tell you reader about later on there's like this big plot twist at the end and most of it was true the dream yes but the other ...
So now I'm turning a short story and I hope you like it.
If anyone thinks this is not scary enough then give me your suggestions on how scary my horror stories can be in the future.
Heather Colson has just arrived in Columbus, Ohio, for a rodeo event. She's staying at a Best Western hotel. She's lucky to get a room because there's a high school state cheerleader championship in town and all the other rooms are booked.
Later in the evening, some cheerleaders blast their television next door. Heather walks over and asks them to turn it down. They then blast the television again and start pounding on the wall, so Heather calls the front desk. Then after Heather falls asleep, someone knocks on her door around midnight. When she opens it, a tall cheerleader tells her she ran into her truck. But when Heather goes outside, the girl pulls a knife on her. She orders Heather to take a walk across a snowy field and into the woods. They soon end up down a hill and alongside a culvert, where the two decide to fight.
The teen cheerleader proves to be a formidable opponent who's hell-bent on paying the cowgirl back for getting her in trouble with her coach. And the culvert appears to be the perfect locale to exact her revenge.
This is the sixth novelette in the "Tough Girls" series and is every bit as action-packed as the others. The question is, who wins between the cheerleader and cowgirl? And what happens to the loser?
My name is Jeremy Tompkins. I’m a journalist and graduate of J. K. Daffron High School in central Ohio, about twenty miles Southeast of Columbus. I was having a beer at a local bar with my buddy Todd Meyer the other night, and we started talking about greatest male high school athletes from Ohio. Todd, who is also a journalist, started spitting out names: James, Howard, Schlatter, Mayo, Claret and Lavender, when I said, “What about girl athletes?”
“Michelle Munoz for one,” he said. “And Jessica Simpson.”
“You mean the singer?”
“No, numb-nuts, the softball player from the mid-2000s.”
I was really just kidding, but Todd had this acerbic nature, which was amplified when he had a few brewskis in him.
“And Lori Brotz.”
“Brotz,” I said. “I remember that girl—tall as a barn and just as wide.”
“You’re not kidding,” said Todd. “I believe she was six-seven and over four hundred-fifty pounds, if my memory serves me right. She won the state discus championship a couple years in a row.”
“Didn’t she go into professional wrestling for a while?”
“Yeah. But then she ended up killing a woman in a fight outside a bar back in 2008.”
“She’s in the pen upstate.”
“She had a younger sister, didn’t she?”
“Bertha,” said Todd. “Many say Bertha was an even a better athlete, or at least would’ve been. She was smaller—if six-four and three hundred-twenty pounds is considered small.”
“Not in my book,” I said.
“Bertha won a discus title, too, and excelled in more sports than her sister.”
“Volleyball and softball,” I said, as I drained the last of the beer in my mug. “And she was only a freshman when she broke the record at our school for most home runs.”
“Correct. And she only finished two years of high school; she was sixteen when . . .”
“Yeah, what happened there?”
Todd swigged his beer, slapped the bottom of the mug on the bar and eyed me. “You got about an hour?”
I looked at my watch. It was ten till twelve. The bar was open…
It’s early June and Ashley Tucker is having a bad day after failing to place in a Michigan rodeo. While driving home to Fort Worth—in search of some new boots—she gets sidetracked on a rural road in central Ohio. She soon finds herself in a dilapidated western apparel store in the middle of nowhere. With no one around, she decides to walk out with the boots, intending to send a check when she gets home. Just before she gets to the door, a teen girl confronts her and locks the door to the store.
Ashley is escorted to the backroom, assuming she’ll be arrested. She suddenly finds herself face-to-face with an immense girl bully named Andrea. Andrea dismisses the girl, along with another female worker, leaving her alone with Ashley. When Ashley realizes the girl has no intention of having her arrested, she tries to escape.
It’s truly rodeo cowgirl against girl bully in a brutal fight to the finish.
“Cowgirl Down” is the first in a series of eight novelettes about biker chicks, rodeo cowgirls and ordinary women who must fight larger and stronger girl bullies for survival. The stories are not in any sequence so they can be read in any order. Multiple stories are featured in "Street Fight Chicks," "Streetfight Chicks 2" and "Streetfight Chicks - Collector's Edition" -- the later of which contains all eight novelettes plus 12 bonus stories.