13 Chilling Tales is a book of original short stories. Most all of these tales were based on concepts that might possibly be expanded to novels. Since the paranormal has many layers of interest, this book samples a variety. We have a vampire, ghosts, a werewolf, the walking dead, a gypsy, a Ouija board, time travel, Bigfoot, and even Death himself ...Read More13 Chilling Tales is a book of original short stories. Most all of these tales were based on concepts that might possibly be expanded to novels. Since the paranormal has many layers of interest, this book samples a variety. We have a vampire, ghosts, a werewolf, the walking dead, a gypsy, a Ouija board, time travel, Bigfoot, and even Death himself. The endings will sneak up on you and are meant to shock or surprise. Many of the characters involved might resemble people you know. It is the author's intent to take you on a brief journey to visit things that we may never understand. In some cases these places may seem familiar and the settings realistic which, makes it all the more frightening. Many of these stories begin in the world of collectables, where naive individuals purchase items from people they don't really know. They could be people who may have hidden motivations lying below the surface. Then again, it might be the item itself. Who was the former owner? Were they good, or evil, and still clinging to this item from the beyond? All too often a person buys an antique or collectable, and gets much more than they expected but when their realization takes place.....it is far too late! As a bonus there is a 14th story. The author dispels a true urban legend and ghost story. Incredibly it is an urban legend that was created unintentionally by author himself. An urban legend which he learned about 30 years later! You will read 13 Chilling tales and experience a spectrum of entertainment. Afterward, you may never view a flea market, antique fair, garage sale or second store the same ever again.Read Less
Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 164 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
Three of these 13 stories are based on true accounts and the last story is completely true.
If you haven't read Ed's writing you're in for a real treat because he reminds me of Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and William Blatty.
The first story had me going up to the very end. I didn't have a clue. What a scary and creepy twist. Each story is so entwined in truth and paranormal but there is one story that stuck with me the most and it's called Favorite Things about a man going to a flea market and purchasing a fine crystal ball. The woman claimed she bought it by accident at a house sale, since Gypsies never sell their crystal balls, as it is forbidden within Gypsie culture.
I highly recommend this book for everyone that likes horror, creepy and weird, unknown, paranormal, occult, and the like.
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