Alongside my longer ‘shorter’ tales, I had also written quite a few very short stories. They were mostly less than 1000 words and thus fell under the flash fiction category of writing. They were stories that would not ever evolve into longer stories and are snapshots of a mind or vision of terror.
I needed an outlet for these very short horror stories and flash fiction and so… The Carousel was born.
The Carousel is a macabre show of death, a display of depravity put on by one man and his female apprentice, paid for by lost souls who wish to hear tales from the last breaths of the dying.
This collection includes the following 13 very short horror stories, all under 1000 words – perfect for a quick read before bed or to scare your friends!
The Way She Didn’t Die
It All Begins at Home
Tales of the Dying
The collection also includes two previously published novelettes:
‘Invoking the Demon’ &
You also get a small preview of my debut novel ‘The Second Veil’, making this collection fantastic value for money and can be a good starting point for my work.
This was my first foray into Science Fiction – it had been an idea that I had played with for a while and was looking to expand it into a full length novel but stuck with the short story concept as I had never ventured into the Sci-Fi genre before.
A Short Sci-Fi Horror Story.
The idea was simple enough…
Create a bio-mechanical cybernetic humanoid and then test out a world’s worth of incantations and invocations to prove once and for all that ‘raising the devil’ was a load of nonsense.
The idea – if it happened to work – was to trap a demon or even the devil himself within the cybernetic creation and then control the entity from the outside.
They saw it as possession of an automated robotic humanoid, not a real human, and so the idea was passed through to the experimentation stage… Ideas rarely proceed how you want them to.
A short horror story with elements of a short science fiction story – 5000 words long – perfect for a quick read on the way to work or just as you turn in for the night! If you would like a review copy as always then please contact me here.
After suffering years of abuse at the hands of her husband, Isabella makes contact with an occultist named Nielsen, who she finds at an online forum for lost souls. He agrees to help her by invoking a demon to remove her husband from the world of the living. But when her life takes a sickening turn for the worse, Isabella is shocked to discover that it is not only the demon she should fear…
She will come to realize that there is no difference between the evil of a man and the evil of a dark one. As events unfold, Isabella will need to make a choice that will seal her own fate, for the whole of eternity.
“Invoking the Demon: An Occult Horror Story” is a 14,000 word novelette from the dark mind of Kinga Paine, it contains moments of gruesome horror, occult happenings and scenes of domestic abuse that may not be beneficial to a vulnerable mindset – you have been warned!
Human flesh and cold steel were a match made in the cauldrons of hell, nothing could have felt worse at that moment.
But it was the agonizing screaming that was keeping her awake, stopping her from slipping back into the darkness. She took the knife and held it between her feet, then leaned forward to start slicing through the rope.
Every move she took, every twitch of her flesh made her feel worse than before, but she had to move, she had to. The tensing of her muscles as she moved, squeezed more blood from her cuts and small wounds onto the bright white floor.
Suddenly her hands were free. She sighed and took a deep breath, as a feeling of nausea swept over her. The pain and the fear, were taking their toll.
© 2013 Kinga Paine
It was always the idea to put my short stories into collections and offer great value for my readers but also still have the opportunity to purchase each story individually.
‘The Paine Principles’ is my first collection of some of the most shocking horror and terror stories. Each short story that awaits you is based on how far some human beings will go to inflict suffering upon one another in this world… and the next. Allow me to reveal to you the depths of mankind’s evil…
- Cemetery Dance
- Cell 2 Cell
- Apocalypse Bitch
I released this initially as a Kindle only version but it has also just been released in Paperback format through Createspace IPP. More details will follow!!
© 2013 Kinga Paine
I had to write this, I believe that this was a story that had to be told…
This is Melissa’s confession - ‘Rampage: Schizophrenic Mass Murder’, is a shocking written confession and partial transcript copy from the case involving Melissa Roberts and the killing of 42 innocents.
It is about how far a young girl will go after a lifetime of abuse. After her mind splits in two, she decides to take her own life but her ‘other self’ refuses to let go easily and twists her into taking as many people with her as possible.
This includes part of the initial transcripts of the first interview with Melissa Roberts, mass murderer… and her other self.
BE WARNED: Contains scenes of mass murder and schizophrenic mayhem including elements of a school shooting. Not for the weak of heart or the easily shocked.
[quote]This 6000 word short story may offend people but note that this is fiction and Kinga Paine is 100% against actual violence against real people.[/quote]
Controversial? Maybe, but the idea here was to actually get inside the mind of a mass murderer and work her out from the moments before the killings. Mixing murder with schizophrenia can sometime be hard to read so I laid it out in the form of a confession and transcripts to tease you into her world and then sucker-punch you when she releases her violence, pent up from years of abuse and a broken mind…© 2013 Kinga Paine