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Michael Kelso

Michael Kelso started his writing journey a little later in life. He didn’t put fictional pen to paper until his late thirties. His first crime fiction novel was traditionally published in 2017. He has also self-published several short horror story collections. He continues to write, with his latest work in progress being his first YA novel. He also continues to work on his next collection of short horror stories.

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One on One (Crime, Thriller)

Vengeance is an Act of Justice
Revenge is an Act of Passion

Corrections Officer Emil Sorn believed the inmates at Larsan State Prison were coddled by the system, had too many rights, and never received any real punishment for their crimes. As sergeant in charge of the evening shift, disrespect or disobedience in any form was dealt with swiftly, severely, and quietly.

The idea started in a bar after a couple of drinks, and like most ideas so conceived, it should’ve stayed there. If the accused is granted the right to face their accuser, then the victim should have the right to confront the perpetrator. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life.

There is a fine line between Justice and Revenge. Emil Sorn is about to cross it.

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Fragments of Fear (Horror, Short Stories)

Don’t look behind you…

If you want to read some stories that will break you into a cold sweat and make you quicken your step as you walk down that dark alleyway, this is the book for you.

For your convenience, these tasty morsels of mayhem are bite-sized. All are under five hundred words long. Perfect length for a quick commute or a wait in the doctor’s office.

Can each of these stories really scare you or make you cringe in a mere five hundred words?

Step inside and see…

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Fragments of Fear 2: A second serving of terror (Horror, Short Stories)

Welcome back for another heaping helping of horror.

These eighteen stories are a bit longer than the previous Fragments volume. Hopefully, they will draw you deeper into their web. I’ve thrown in an extra special morsel at the end. I hope you find it to your liking.

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Fragments of Fear 3 (Horror, Short Stories)

A former classmate with a thirst for vengeance.
A cannibalistic retired couple.
A carnival freak that’s covered in tattoos
What do they all have in common?

except they live in my imagination and the pages of this book.

to the third collection of my short horror stories.

Step inside, have a seat in the parlor, warm yourself by the fire, as I spin you another series of horrific yarns.
Just remember, deep in the night, when sleep eludes you, and the figments of my imagination terrorize your subconscious.
Pull your blanket over your head, squeeze your eyes shut, and tell yourself,
‘It’s not real.’

Pleasant dreams.

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Fragments of Fear Collection (Horror, Short Stories)

“Eva’s curiosity held her hostage, dragging her to find the source of the haunting song that wafted through the forest. In her eleven years of life, she had never heard anything so beautiful yet tinged with such sadness.” – Siren song

“I hold the candle in front of me as I creep down the hallway. The flickering light causes shadows to jump all around like a hoard of evil spirits.” – Haunted

“Frozen by fear, the darkness envelopes me. I feel its physical presence pressing down on me, crushing me.” – Invader

These are just a few of the short stories that lie in wait to fuel your nightmares in this book. Over six dozen stories in all. Each one carefully crafted to mortify, mystify, and mesmerize.
Listen for the quiet sounds of an uninvited guest. Feel the fear creep up your neck like a spider. Shiver at the chills that haunt you in your warmest room.
Will you open the first page and step into this land of tiny tormented tales?

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Fragments of Fear 4: Mr. Smiley (Horror, Short Stories)

Welcome, I’m your host, Mr. Smiley. Step right into my bed and breakfast. My specials today include a delectable collection of stories cooked up in my very own kitchen. I hope you enjoy them and tell your friends to come visit. I’ve always got room.

To tantalize you, here’s a small sampling of the menu.

A serial killer with a taste for vengeance.

A mummy with an eye for the unexpected.

Santa the terrorist.

All that and much more await you when you visit. Stop by anytime. We’re dying to see you.

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