Ghosts of Christmas Past & Other Dark Festive Tales

Sam Kates
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Four festive tales of the supernatural, apocalyptic and blood-sucking variety—an antidote for anyone who occasionally finds Christmas overly sentimental or commercialised and likes to escape to somewhere darker.

In Ghosts of Christmas Past, a newly-wed couple spend every Christmas in the same remote country cottage. It’s their ‘thing’ and they’re not about to let tragedy get in the way.

In I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, a small boy creeps downstairs to see his mother in the embrace of a crimson-robed stranger. But Jake’s not convinced: since when did Santa have long teeth and red, glinting eyes?

In Rottin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Nia decorates the tree while her parents look on. But this is not just another Christmas—it is the time of The Cleansing, the time when family life and the world as we know it are ending.

In Christmas ‘Midst the Zombie Apocalypse, two survivors sit out winter on the edge of an overrun city. Their efforts to enjoy Christmas Day as normally as possible turn out to be a mistake; a potentially fatal one. 

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About the author

Sam Kates writes science fiction, fantasy, horror and general fiction. He lives in the UK. For more information on his books, his blog and to sign up for news, please visit his website at samkates.co.uk  

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Sam Kates
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Published on
Oct 20, 2017
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781912718177
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Language
English
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Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Fooling around on your wife can be hazardous to your health.
Jusk ask Tom. He's a man with a lot to juggle: a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep his deteriorating vintage farmhouse from falling down around him. Now with his wife out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get busy under the covers with his beautiful new lover - but first there's something he has to finish up in...the Crawlspace.

Whatever Possessed You?
A strange encounter and a cryptic message leaves Gerard Faust a
changed man. Now a novel he can't remember writing is burning up the sales
charts, but is something other than his own talent lurking within?

ArborEATum
When a band of westward pioneers - lost, starving, and desperate -
stumbles upon an unlikely oasis in the middle of a barren prairie, Micah
wonders if his family has finally caught a lucky break...or does this new
Garden of Eden hide a forgotten terror behind a veil of earthly delights?
Curtains for Love
When Claire and James move into a beautiful Victorian home
together, she soon discovers that he is being seduced by a secret from his
past, one thought buried long ago.

Gertrude
"Tell me something interesting about yourself."
"Well, I have a symbiotic twin named Gertrude. She lives in a
small cavity under my ribcage, next to my spleen. If I lie still in bed at
night, I can hear her. I think she might be crying."
So begins this short twisted tale where an obvious lie faces off
with the truth.

Black Door
William and his brothers are on their way to summer camp. But when
a wrong turn leads them to an abandoned campground, things start to get weird
in this nail-biting and suspenseful short story.

The Mole People Beneath the City
Late at night in the subway, a little girl and her father wait for
a train that runs deep beneath New York City. It will be a ride they never
forget.
Pay Back
Stephen Hill has been heaping abuse on poor Joe King since second
grade. Now they're grown men with nothing in common, and Joe still patiently endures Stephen's unrelenting ridicule. But when friendship is only a matter of perspective, PAY BACK might be just around the corner in this irreverent and darkly humorous tale of revenge.

Nose Hears
A man thinks he might be losing his mind when he starts to hear voices
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* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

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* All the short story collections in the US public domain

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* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Novels

A MASTER OF CRAFT

AT SUNWICH PORT

DIALSTONE LANE

SALTHAVEN

THE CASTAWAYS


The Short Story Collections

THE SKIPPER’S WOOING AND THE BROWN MAN’S SERVANT

MANY CARGOES

MORE CARGOES

LIGHT FREIGHTS

THE LADY OF THE BARGE

ODD CRAFT

CAPTAINS ALL

SHORT CRUISES

SAILORS’ KNOTS

SHIP’S COMPANY

NIGHT WATCHES

DEEP WATERS


The Short Stories

LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER


The Plays

THE MONKEY’S PAW

BEAUTY AND THE BARGE

THE BOATSWAIN’S MATE

THE CHANGELING

THE GHOST OF JERRY BUNDLER

THE GREY PARROT

ADMIRAL PETERS

IN THE LIBRARY

THE WARMING PAN

A DISTANT RELATIVE

MASTER MARINERS

MATRIMONIAL OPENINGS

DIXON’S RETURN

DOUBLE DEALING


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This collection contains the complete short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, including detective mysteries, gothic and horror stories, and other tales of fantasy, illusion and science-fiction: The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Rogêt The Purloined Letter The Gold-Bug Thou Art the Man The Man of the Crowd The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat The Masque of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum Ligeia The Oval Portrait A Tale of the Ragged Mountains Eleonora A Dream Metzengerstein The Assignation Berenice Morella The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall William Wilson The Imp of the Perverse Hop-Frog The Light-House Ms. Found in a Bottle A Descent into the Maelstrom The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The Balloon-Hoax Mesmeric Revelation The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade Some Words with a Mummy Mystification The Premature Burial The Oblong Box The Spectacles The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether The Sphinx The Island of the Fay The Landscape Garden Morning on the Wissahiccon The Domain of Arnheim Landor's Cottage The Duc de l'Omelette A Tale of Jerusalem Loss of Breath Bon-Bon Lionizing King Pest Four Beasts in One – The Homo-Cameleopard How to Write a Blackwood Article A Predicament The Devil in the Belfry The Man That Was Used Up The Business Man Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling Never Bet the Devil Your Head Three Sundays in a Week Diddling The Angel of the Odd The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. Mellonta Tauta Von Kempelen and His Discovery X-ing a Paragrab The Power of Words The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion The Colloquy of Monos and Una Shadow Silence Biography: The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer and literary critic. He is considered a father of the detective story and he is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre.
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