*Please note that the 3D render of the cover is not to scale, this is a short story of approx. 28 pages.
For the next sample of my work, I give you an excerpt from ‘Easy Prey’, a short horror story about a dead beat looking for trouble. If he keeps on looking, he may just find what he is after. I hope you enjoy this splash of horror.
Easy Prey by Allan Walsh
Deb climbed the cellar stairs and glared across the main room of Shaw’s Bar at the guy hunched over the jukebox.
She’d been trying to avoid him all night, just like every other woman in the place.
He dropped a coin into the Wurlitzer, pressed a few buttons and sat back at the bar, swigging his beer. ‘Free Bird’ bloomed out from the jukebox, filling the smoky air with its sullen tone. The top corner of the latest band poster drooped from the weatherboard wall, as if the music weighed heavy on the paper.
“All done?” Judd asked, handing Deb a bar cloth.
“Yep. Next time I’ll show you how to change the barrel,” she said, wiping her hands on the cloth. “It isn’t hard, you’ll pick it up quick enough.”
“I hope so.” Judd flicked his head towards Mack. “Who’s that? One of the regulars?”
“He’s a regular alright. I wish he wasn’t though. He gives me the creeps. Look at him, sitting there with a week’s worth of stubble, greasy hair and backyard tats all up his arms.”
“You shouldn’t judge him on appearances. Maybe he’s not a bad guy,” Judd said.
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Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here
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