Unlucky Roger: A Horror Short

Pace Bend Press
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 Scars are like memories, the worst ones stay with you the longest.


Unlucky Roger is a habitual cheater out for a quickie encounter before heading home. The only thing he’s lucky at in life has been evading getting caught cheating by his wife. Unlike his scars, luck will leave Roger.

Eileen is out for justice. The man some would call her father scarred her for life without even touching her. The wound, embeds deep in her soul and manifests as a desire to kill. Vengeance for the innocent runs in her veins. She’s restless and has a target in her bed.

The vigilante killer is left with a new scar from each unloved soul that crosses her path. Not every one pays the ultimate price for their indiscretions. On the night they meet, she hopes Roger will escape payment. But is doubtful.


Unlucky Roger is a short horror story that takes 4300 words to tell. Included, as a bonus is preview of Martha Henley’s debut psychological thriller, Don't Kill For Me. It’s a twisting tale of a woman with a past, a secret admirer’s odd love notes, confessions of murder, and a serial killer that wishes Eileen Rests in Peace.

Don’t miss reading the Rest in Peace Killer’s terrifying mission to please one woman by committing murder on her behalf.

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About the author

 I believe serial killers exist.

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When not writing, I stand around having unfinished conversations with random strangers. (I work retail.) These exchanges are the best for protagonists and antagonists inspiration. Keep walking by everyone!


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Pace Bend Press
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Pages
58
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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