What happens when seventy years of marriage becomes seventy too many? A school bully’s prank reveals the monster within. When the horrors of war follow Jack home, how will he survive? A cooking competition offers the greatest prize and the ultimate loss. Sometimes the lessons of the father are better left untaught. Listen in on a parent-teacher meeting that goes very, very wrong.
Six short stories of suspense, horror, and supernatural from award winning author Susan May. Partake of these exciting story morsels. They promise to thrill with their clever twists and wicked irony. Enjoy more short stories in the companion Behind More Dark Doors collection due out in May, 2014. As Susan May says, she has unlimited access to dark doors. And somehow, she was fortunate enough to be given the keys.
Reviews of some of Susan May's other stories:
Behind The Fire (Novella published separately from this collection)
As a fan of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, I loved it. Gail Ofterdinger-Amazon Review "It's a wonderful debut in the supernatural/horror genre. It has parts of Machen, Lovecraft, and even Koontz, but updated to a current situation." Justin Bog, award winning author of "Sandcastles"
“I love her writing style. Fans of early Stephen King will enjoy this story.” Robyn from Mission Viejo, USA, Amazon Review. OMG!!!! I couldn't put it down!! I loved it. Joan A. Torres author of Vampire-Elite I think anyone who enjoys a good horror story, but one that also embodies a good plot, will enjoy this book. By KMT Amazon review
The author was sufficiently talented to be able to quickly develop both the storyline and the few characters. Bill Thibadeau-Amazon Review
The plot twists and turns and keeps you solidly in its grip until the very end. Dee Solberg-Amazon Review Love the mystery and the unknown. J.Barr-Amazon Review I would highly recommend this thriller. Read and enjoy!! James Phillips-Amazon Review ... there's a twist in the tail. Reminds me of Roald Dahl. Zyron Krupenia The War Veteran (included in this collection) "A rollicking story... deeply sad but ultimately uplifting, it made me imagine what I would do if the horrors of war just appeared on my doorstep." Chris F. Amazon (reviewed in From The Indie Side)
"A fantastic look into the psyche of a war veteran suffering from depression, survivor's guilt, and PTSD." (reviewed in From The Indie Side) Kevin on Amazon
I was four when I decided to be a writer. For forty-six years, though I suffered from life-gets-in-the-way-osis. Cured in 2010, I now write in the speculative thriller genre (horror, science fiction, thriller, psychopaths, mystery, in the style of Stephen King). Since then I've published several novels including conceiving and co-project managing the Amazon #1 best-selling anthology "From The Indie Side".
I'm passionate about the art of writing the short story, and have written dozens of stories and novellas-many published award winners in Australia, USA and UK. I also pen book and film reviews and author interviews for US Suspense Magazine, as well as other popular Australian and International sites.
Most days I'm your average mother and wife living in Perth, Western Australia, but my twist thriller storylines I blame on my darn imagination that constantly ventures into the crevices of dark worlds, whether I want to go there or not.
I hope you enjoy my stories, if you do please spread the word.read more
Reviews for Behind Dark Doors: Six Suspenseful Short Stories