Suspense


I Live Two Lives!

by Jack Halliday & Cait Maloney

Questions. Always the questions and it always seems that they will never end. But then I remind myself that this is what therapy is all about. You have to ‘do the work’ and that means answering questions: lots of them. Time was, I often wondered if it was worth it, really worth all of the […]


There is Something Going On

by Ashton Stevens & Daniele Murtas

This is a work of fiction. Any events or persons depicted do not reflect reality. Please note that neither The Story Shack as a publication nor any of the editors and illustrators representing it have any professional interest in the political discussions surrounding this theme. The story is presented as it is: an enjoyable work […]


Crime writer’s book sales soar after husband slain like twisted plot

by Rajendra Shepherd & Cait Maloney

It was a long shot; but Muriel could never feel safe now. Not unless… facing the good detective, her nerves jangled. She wished he would finish his coffee and just say ‘yes’. “What exactly did your husband say?” the officer asked. She glanced out the window and let the sun dazzle her blackened lashes. “You’re […]


The EMTs

by Roy Dorman & Joey To

“It’s out there again,” Steven Alderson said to himself. Steven was looking out his picture window at the ambulance that was once again parked down the block from his house. “It’s like they’re waiting for something to happen to me so they can come to the rescue.” It was 7:00 on Wednesday morning. Steven had first noticed the […]


The Dungeon

by Kali Napier & Michael Paul

Lisa flipped on the switch and blinked as the dungeon flooded with light. The smell clogged her nostrils, musty with a reek of chlorine, and she set the air-con to low. Clear out a few cobwebs, like. She checked her watch. Plenty of time for the room to freshen up. She exhaled with relief, hated […]