Verne’s Momma had one rule which could never be broken. He could not reveal to any outsider what went on within their house. Verne knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that to violate that rule was to bring unholy tortures down onto his head.
And so not a word passed his lips. Not during the twenty-five years he lived in the dank basement, curled up on the thin mattress.
Not during the ten long years of his prison sentence.
Until he made the mistake …
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Death Watch is a psychological horror suspense short story. My horror stories explore the frailty of the human psyche – how tenuous our grasp on reality can be. The delve into how alone each of us really is, as we navigate the short, brief flicker of life we are granted. My stories focus on the psychological aspects of fear and do not contain overt gore. They are suitable for teens and up.
This short story is part of my series: Lisa’s Dark Gripping Short Tales. You can read the short stories one at a time if you wish – each is available as a standalone ebook. If you prefer, you can get the first nine short stories compiled together in ebook or paperback format. The title of that compilation is, naturally enough, Lisa’s Dark Gripping Short Tales. I am currently working on the second set of nine stories. I’d love to hear feedback on them as I work on them.
I support battered women’s shelters.
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Author: Lisa Shea
Publication Date: October 2, 2017
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