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Four Spooky Short Stories [Kindle Edition]

Kathryn Meyer Griffith , Dawne Dominique
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Four contemporary spooky short stories:

Ghost Brother…
So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven, or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you based on the life you’d lived in the real world? Based on how you treated people? What you did to them?
And do ghosts exist? Do they roam the earth and plague the living, persuade them to do things they shouldn’t do?
Two brothers and their tale follow; their journey through life and death.
Do you believe in ghosts? Some do.

Running with the Train…
Sarah has always been lonely. Searching for a love she’s begun to believe will never come. Her family and friends depend, need her…but they can’t give her what she wants. True, eternal love. Like the wolves have.
So she goes on an adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees these huge wolves running alongside in the evening twilight; scurrying unbelievably below on the Canyon’s ledges among the trees. She’s told there are no wolves but she hears their haunting cries. No one else sees or hears them. Just her.
Has her loneliness made her crazy?

The Banshee and the Witch…
What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To find true love again?
And if you were a white witch with the magical powers to make it happen…and the secret of how to do it, would you?
So when the banshee comes calling for you one rainy dark night you’ll do what you have to do to get what you desire the most. More time.

Too Close to the Edge…
Artist Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law to see the Grand Canyon…even though she was terrified of heights and, when she got there, couldn’t bear to get too close to the edge. She watched people balancing on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos, oblivious of the death waiting below them. It scared her.
Especially when a woman relates a story of a small child that fell into the Canyon the day before. Over the edge.
Then she sees a young girl go over the rim and no one will believe her.
For there was no child that had died–that day anyway.
Was she seeing things that weren’t there, or was there another explanation?***


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Kathryn Meyer Griffith; 1 edition (22 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B4J6UJ6
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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DINOSAUR LAKE is a 2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS *FINALIST* in their Suspense/Thriller category!
I've been writing for 43 years, published 30 of them since 1984; have EIGHTEEN novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories to my name...and (first time ever!) I SELF-PUBLISHED MY 16, 17th and 18TH NOVEL *DINOSAUR LAKE* *Human No Longer* *SCRAPS OF PAPER* and a collection: *FOUR SPOOKY SHORT STORIES* TO AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT! I'm now working on having all 18 of my novels produced as audio books at ACX (Audible, iTunes and Amazon.com). Twelve are already available, and the last six will be audio books by April 2014. Take a look/listen at Audible.com!

I write traditional supernatural horror, SF horror, romantic time-travel, murder mysteries and paranormal romance. I've been writing about ghosts, ancient Egyptian spirits, haunted places and evil vampires WAY LONG BEFORE Stephanie Meyer (no relation to me even though my maiden name is Meyer) and the rest of the vampire author crowd, ha, ha. And ALL 15 of my older Zebra, Leisure paperbacks, Avalon Books murder mysteries and my Wild Rose Press books have been revised, reprinted and rereleased for the first time in many years (and in e-books for the first time ever) from DAMNATION BOOKS www.damnationbooks.com and ETERNAL PRESS www.eternalpress.biz
and AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT. Yippie! So please look for them.

I'm a wife of almost 35 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). I was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and have published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Amazon Kindle Direct, Damnation Books and Eternal Press, and Amazon Publishing. Six years ago I crossed over into e-books as well as paperbacks and now ALL my old/new books are in ebooks...and soon to be in AUDIO BOOKS from ACX. I love cats and nature, classic rock and country music (my brother, JS Meyer www.jsmeyermusic.com, is a singer/songwriter and does the songs for all my self-made book trailers that are on my websites). VISIT me at www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith or www.bebo.com/kathrynmeyerG or www.authorsden.com/kathrynmeyergriffith to see all my book covers and trailers.

My published books: (ALL OF THESE OUT AGAIN...PLEASE LOOK FOR THEM!) Human No Longer (2013),Dinosaur Lake (SF horror), Scraps of paper-Revised Author's Edition, Evil Stalks the Night (supernatural horror), Leisure 1984; The Heart of the Rose (historical romance) Leisure 1985; Blood Forge (supernatural horror), Leisure 1989; Vampire Blood (romantic supernatural horror), Zebra 1991; The Last Vampire (supernatural horror), Zebra 1992; Witches (romantic horror), Zebra 1993 & Pinnacle 2000; a novella called The Nameless One in Dark Seductions, an erotic horror anthology, Kensington, 1993; The Calling (supernatural horror), Zebra 1994. The Nameless One, a short erotic novella in the 1994 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions. And Scraps of Paper (hardcover mystery) Avalon Books, 2003; All Things Slip Away, the second mystery in the series came out also from Avalon Books in February 2006 and now both are out again from Amazon and both in ebooks for the first time ever. And my three novels and two short stories from The Wild Rose Press are out again from ETERNAL PRESS: Egyptian Heart(ancient Egyptian time travel romance); Winter's Journey(a romantic suspense novel); The Ice Bridge, (a contemporary romance e-novel with a dose of murder mystery) and two ghostly short stories, Don't Look Back, Agnes and In This House. BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons, an apocalyptic saga from Damnation Books, June 2010. THE WOMAN IN CRIMSON, a vampire eternal love story, is out now from ETERNAL PRESS www.eternalpress.biz. The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction) 2011 and Telling Tales of Horror 2012(I did the chapter on Putting the Occult into your Fiction)***

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5.0 out of 5 stars Four Spooky Short Stories 9 Jan. 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. Four spooky short stories that live up to their collective title. Spooky and not too short. Well worth a read.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  27 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eerie! 5 Aug. 2014
By Su Halfwerk - Published on Amazon.com
I love the way the author formed the words to draw vivid images and settings. The book’s title is fitting, the stories aren’t horrifying…instead they’ll spook you with their unspoken aftermath.
1. Ghost Brother: Is a great example of the influence of others on our lives. Sometimes that influence is positive, but not for the main character here. I keep thinking what will happen to him next!
2. Running With The Train: Is a short werewolf story that can be the beginning of a paranormal romance as well. Again, here I wonder what happened after that ending.
3. The Banshee and The Witch: I love spirits and witches, and this story had a great balance of both. How wonderful it would be if one possessed Cleona’s powers. She’s real good at getting what she wants. Here I must express my admiration for the narrator—Wendy Tremont King’s—dramatization of the banshee’s voice. Loved the accent.
4. Too Close To The Edge: I’m afraid of heights (can’t even stand on a chair without feeling dizzy) and this story, with its imagery, drove that fear home. Loved the ending.
Kathryn Meyer Griffith knows her craft; it’s clear in the ease with which she created each of these graphic stories.
If you’re looking for something eerie, this is the book for you.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, Haunting, Fresh!!! 16 Aug. 2014
By Abby Elvidge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Can short stories be Refreshing and Spooky at the same time? These stories are! Each of these Four Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is clever and crisp, with cleanly drawn characters and tangible atmosphere. Each is beautifully and expertly rendered. Like a previous reviewer, I can't decide which one is my favorite. Favorite character? Perhaps Cleona's Familiar, a 120 year old Blue Maltese cat she calls 'Precious'. I love how, in each story, Place is so integral. Kathryn Meyer Griffith has gifted us with four engaging, haunting stories that will stay with you, lurking in the back of your mind, drifting in and out of your peripheral vision, long after you are finished reading.

Note: I was given a Review Copy of Spooky Short Stories in exchange for an objective review. Lucky me, because I loved these stories!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 18 Mar. 2013
By Raymond Gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Excellent set of stories. Totally recommend. If you are a fan of M.R. James or Stephen King, you will enjoy these,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky Tales To Share 5 Aug. 2014
By DogsMom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was so happy to be able to download the written version of this collection.
I had listened to the audiobook version first and loved it.
Now I will be able to carry the collection with me on m kindle and share with friends when we are out camping.
Excellent stories for around a campfire.
My favorite was the Witch and the Banshee. I would love to read more of this in a longer novel.

This collection is suitable for all ages from middle school through adult.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Spooky Short Stories...Finally Together in One Volume! 11 Aug. 2014
By Mareena McGirr - Published on Amazon.com
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I read 'Four Spooky Short Stories' by Kathryn Meyer Griffith separately in January of 2013. Now that these stories are collected together in one volume, I thought that I should post all my separate reviews as one, so here they all are!:

'Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 1: Ghost Brother' - So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven...or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you and based on the life you had lived; how you had treated people...what you did to them during your time on earth? And do ghosts really exist? Do they roam the earth and torment the living, persuading them to do things they shouldn't do? Two brothers and their tale follow...their journey through life and death. Their ultimate reward for the lives they'd lived.

I have to say that I haven't read that many short stories before. So, when I was able to, I decided to splurge and treat myself by buying two of the four stories in 'Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Series' for Kindle as a Christmas present for myself. These stories were originally released in September of 2012 in celebration of the Halloween season.

I like Kathryn Meyer Griffith's writing style and the characters that she creates. I have read seven books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith so far, and have many more of her books waiting on my TBR shelf. I am avidly looking forward to reading them as soon as I can.

Overall, I enjoyed this story very much. The characters were sympathetic up to a point and I never could pinpoint when Gerald - the 'Ghost Brother' in the story - had actually died. I know that both brothers had gone off to fight in Vietnam together, but it was never entirely clear - at least to me - if Gerald returned physically, or as a wraith from Vietnam to haunt his brother Bobby. I give this short story an A!

'Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 2: The Banshee and the Witch' - What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To experience true love once more? And if you were a white witch with the magical powers to make it happen...and the secret of how to do it, would you? So when the banshee comes calling for you one rainy night you'll do what you have to do to get what you desire the most...more time.

I have to say that while I completely understand the witch Cleona's motivations to do what she did...and while nothing that she did was technically black magic, I think, I would perhaps say that Cleona practiced 'gray' magic - not actually harmful to herself or to other people, but certainly self-serving and focused on her own personal desires.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and found it to be well-written, but it did leave me with one last unanswered question on my mind: once you get what you most desire, will you truly be content with it? I give this story an A! and am looking forward to reading the two other stories in this collection.

'Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 3: Too Close to the Edge' - Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law on a road trip to visit the Grand Canyon. As an artist who was going through a temporary artistic dry spell, Penelope hoped that seeing the majestic Grand Canyon would enlighten her spirit and give her possible ideas for future paintings. Penelope was willing to try to overcome her terrifying fear of heights to go on this trip with her family. And Penelope was certainly looking forward to the vacation until she got there and couldn't bear to get too close to the edge.

She watched in terror as various sightseers balanced on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos - completely oblivious to the certain death waiting below them at their feet. Their careless antics made her dizzy, took her breath away. Scared her. Especially when the woman beside her relates the tragic story of a small child who fell to her death into the Canyon the day before.

Many people died that way - falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Many people also died down inside the Canyon - hikers and other people who are disoriented by the triple digit temperature, people who drowned in the river going through the rapids. Then Penelope witnesses a young girl fall over the edge of the Grand Canyon and no one believes her frantic account. For there was no child who had died - that day anyway. Was she seeing things that weren't there...or was there another explanation?

I really enjoyed this short story. The characters were well-crafted, and I felt that the story's ending wrapped up any loose ends very nicely, in my opinion. I give this story an A+!

'Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 4: Running With the Train' - Sarah has been lonely most of her life. She's been searching for a love that she has begun to believe will never come to her. Her family and friends back home depend on her, need her...but they can't give her what she truly wants. True, eternal love. Like wolves have.

So, as a solitary traveler, desperate to try something new and get away, Sarah goes on the adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees several huge wolves running alongside the train. Sees them in the evening twilight scurrying unbelievably along the ledges of the Grand Canyon among the trees. She's told that there aren't any wolves living in the region anymore but at night she hears their haunting cries.

No one else sees them and no one else hears them. Just Sarah. Have her senses left her; her loneliness made her crazy? For these are wolves...unearthly prowling creatures that follow and achingly call to her...and in the end Sarah must decide what she will do when she finally comes face to face with one of these phantom wolves.

I enjoyed this short story very much. Like all of Kathryn Meyer Griffith's stories that I have read, I found that the characters were well-drawn and very believable. If I did have one problem with this story, it would be that the ending was almost too quick and easily wrapped up for me. I give this story an A! and I am eagerly looking forward to reading more books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith in the near future.
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