Collections

Of Witches… (2020)

“Of Witches…” the newest collection by dark fiction author, Steve Stred, brings together eight stories all revolving around one of history’s great curiosities – the witch.
Steve Stred will once again take you into the deepest, darkest places.
Accompanied by fifteen stunning photographs/illustrations, as well as an amazing foreword from Miranda Crites, this collection is sure to quench your crone thirst.

Within this collection you’ll find tales about;
-A watery reunion
-A story shared in a bar
-Letters left after a family member dies
-A chance encounter while camping
-Three sisters who live on the outskirts of town
-The events that follow the loss of a loved one
-Strange occurrences at a property
-A teenager starting to work at the family business

“Of Witches…” is sure to become both a Halloween classic as well as a collection classic.

The Night Crawls In (2019)

In partnership with the Ladies of Horror Fiction for the first annual LOHF Writer’s Grant – The Night Crawls In is a collection of 33 drabbles (exactly 100 word stories) and 17 dark poems.

Releasing September 1st, 2019, all proceeds from pre-orders will be going towards funding the Grant, as well as all further proceeds from sales will be put towards the ongoing growth of future grants.

Some of the titles of the drabbles and poems include;
– “The Night Crawls In”
– “Worms”
– “Six Shots (To Redemption)”
– “Like Father, Like Son”
– “Autopsy”
– “Chainsaw”
– “The Crooked Lady”

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Dim the Sun (2018)

Dim the Sun is a collection of 14 dark poems and one bleak horror short story.  Focusing on pain, fear, anger, depression and anxiety Steve Stred brings you deep into his mind to share some truly unnerving moments.  This is Steve Stred’s first collection of poetry he has released.  Dim the Sun was originally released as an ebook only collection to raise funds for Rob Derman’s goals of reaching the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.  The collection is now available as a physical release as well.

Table of Contents:

  1. (I’m Not) Ready to Die
  2. Ashes of Redemption
  3. Psychological
  4. Dim the Sun
  5. Darkness
  6. September
  7. The Light, The Dark
  8. Devil’s Dance
  9. Peeping Tom
  10. Fair Trade
  11. The Harpy
  12. Aeternum
  13. Exit Plan
  14. Under Moon, the Huntress
  15. Eaten (Short Story)

Left Hand Path: 13 More Tales of Black Magick (2018)

Do you remember the first time, you heard something go bump in the night?

Or when you first played with the Ouija board and it moved on its own?

What about the last time a movie or book scared you so badly, that you had to turn on all of your lights and make sure your feet were not hanging over the edge?

If any of this rings true, something probably caused you to find this book.

Within this book, the author of Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery, Invisible, Yuri and Wagon Buddy returns to ensure you will be looking behind you frequently while reading.

Left Hand Path: 13 More Tales of Black Magick collects all new tales filled with depravity and retribution.  Brimming with horror, thrills and creepy chills, the reader is sure to find the hairs standing up on the back of their necks and the occult themes causing them to question the true nature of the lights flickering.

When all is said and done, when you finally finish reading this batch of stories, you will have found that at some point, you locked the doors, checked under the bed, and made sure all of the closet doors are closed.

You have been warned.

Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery (2018)

Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery repackages Author Steve Stred’s first two releases, here for you, in one easy to digest offering.  Taking his first short story (For Balder Walks) and his first short story anthology (The Fence: and Other Sordid Tales), and combining them, Steve has delivered a devastating mix of styles to truly work its way into your psyche.

12 Hymns of Misery is built in a similar manner to your favourite music album.

From the intricate, haunting openers of For Balder Walks and Jim, to the bridge section of creepy, action filled stories such as The Fence and Time Out Noose, coming-of-age tales like Edge of the Woods and Virtues of the Beast, culminating with the crescendo of the tortured closers; Old Man and the Alley, the reader will find themselves transported to a dozen nightmare filled landscapes, all sure to haunt the reader for years to come.

“Edge of the Woods is a dark little coming-of-age tale, bringing me right back to my childhood days on the playground.  Just the right amount of creepy, this one will leave you wanting more!”

  • Justin M. Woodward, Author of TAMER ANIMALS & Candy

“Time Out Noose is DAMN good!” 

  • J.Z. Foster, Author of The Wicked Ones & Mind Wreck