Kelsey and her friends are spending Halloween night at the Haunted House on Main Street, their town’s biggest spooky attraction. They visit every year, but Kelsey never seems to find the thrill that she wants. This time, she convinces the others to attempt the Nine Levels of Hell, which is rumored to be so terrifying that no one has ever made it all the way through. When one of her friends is kidnapped and another is found dead, Kelsey and her remaining comrades must escape before they are caught by a crazed chainsaw man.
**Nine Levels is a young adult short story of approximately 3,700 words or 13 pages.**
Escaping the Night (Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology, Volume II)
When sixteen year old Fox Moran is roused abruptly by his father in the middle of the night, he knows the only possible reason is a demon. What he didn’t expect was for the apocalypse to have started. As he and his father prepare to escape their home town and the Ascension, they are attacked by a particular demon that seems to only have eyes for Fox. To make things worse, some of their family friends are missing. Fox and his father must help their friends, escape to their cabin in the mountains, and defeat a rogue demon before it’s too late.
Escaping the Night is a young adult short story that is part of the Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology, Volume II collection. It is also a story set in the same universe as the Dark Ascension novel series (Land of No Angels and Land of No Mortals).
When Duncan and his twin sister, Gwen, buy an authentic spirit board from their local Pagan supply shop, they take it home expecting to have some fun scaring their friend, Heather, by conspiring with spirits. After the pointer starts to move on its own and tells them to head to the nearest mirror to help a lost soul, the three teens find themselves haunted by a terrible paranormal force. To make matters worse, Heather hasn’t been the same since. Duncan and Gwen must discover what happened to their friend and how to banish the spirit before its too late.
Doppelganger is a Young Adult short story from the collection Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology.
Grinning in the Dark (Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology)
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Bethany is plagued by night terrors of a shadowy figure with an enormous grin and huge, round eyes. When the creature becomes real and starts to torment her while she’s awake, Bethany struggles to hold onto her sanity. She hides the problem from her best friend, Jordan, and her crush, Grey, to keep them safe, but discovers no one is safe from darkness.
Grinning in the Dark is a Young Adult short story from the upcoming collection Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology.
Joanna was a star gymnast at Pencourt High, had a great social life, and perfect grades until a mysterious pregnancy prompted her parents to remove her from school and away from her friends. Now she’s close to giving birth and strange things are happening to her. Disturbing thoughts plague Joanna’s mind while she fights the burning desire to harm people. Worst of all, a sinister man is stalking her. Does he know what happened to her the night of a party that resulted in her pregnancy? Or will Joanna kill someone before her baby’s born?
The Undertaking is a young adult short story form the upcoming collection, Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology.
Danny “Chug” Reynolds is overweight, going through junk food withdrawals, and dealing with his father’s death when he finds an old family photo album. Hidden in back of the gut-wrenching family pictures, he finds a series of mysterious, unidentifiable images. Danny collects them and pieces them together to solve their puzzle. Can he live with their dark and disturbing truth or will the photos plague his mind until he loses it?
Picture Evil is a Young Adult short story from the Young Adult short story collection Dark Ascension: A Demon Anthology.