A Warped 6th Grade Mind
From the Introduction:
I penned the stories contained in this mini-collection while in 6th grade during 1988-89. I’ve taken them right out of the old notebook they were in and typed them “as is” into Word. Let me repeat two words: AS IS. These haven’t been edited in any way. That would have taken away from the whole purpose of this eBook by editing or re-writing them.
So what’s the reason for this tome, you ask? Well, it’s the result of being asked the same question over and over again in multiple interviews about when I started writing, namely horror. Here you have it: in 6th grade. This is as raw as it gets – in grammar, storytelling, syntax, everything. And when I say “everything”, I mean everything! Even the cover of this eBook came from the same notebook I wrote in while in 6th grade. As you can see, I wasn’t a very good artist of any sort back then (insert wide grin here).
The other reason I put together this mini-collection is for parents. What I mean by that is; there are many parents today that might get freaked out by their children writing sick tales. I’m a prime example of what can become of those twisted teenage thoughts – a career in writing. Since that crude beginning, I’ve gone on to pen or edit over ten books.
Which AIN’T too shabby.
‘Cause everyone has to start somewhere.
This is where I did.
Hope you come along for the journey.
This 2,700 word mini-collection contains the following short-short stories:
The Dangerous Mission
A Stroll Down Terror Lane
No Way Out
Wait Till Dark
The Cave (a poem)
Being A Sixth Grader (non-fiction)
Who I Am (non-fiction)
to download this mini-collection to your Kindle.
The audio book edition of my short story collection For After Midnight is now available to download (mp3) on Audible.com, Amazon and iTunes. It was produced by Cup O’ Tea Productions and narrated by Randy Capes. You can listen to a free sample via either link.
Table of Contents:
In The Woods
The 7th House
Rebirth: The Rise of Pharaoh Masika
Spare Rib Soup
The Halloween Hero
The Legend of Johnston’s Creek
One Brew Too Many?
All in the Line of Duty (bonus novelette)
The Trade Paperback (332 pages) and Kindle editions can still be purchased on Amazon. Click here to watch the book trailer.
Hope you enjoy!
The Trade Paperback edition of For After Midnight is now available to order on Amazon. Three hundred and thirty two pages of terror for only $13.99. Now, go order a copy…or two… ’cause scary tales make a great holiday gift for your loved (or hated) ones!
From the back cover:
In Ty Schwamberger’s first short story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard and dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse and fighting crime on the mean city streets.
Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in the horror genre, today?
If so, don’t say you weren’t warned…
‘cause bad things can happen when it’s after midnight.