Where can you find all the suspense, thrills, blood, and gore that reflect the dark underbelly of our world? Where do murder and voodoo curses stand alongside innocents and little children? Where do the kinder, gentler things disappear? Within the tightly crafted stories gathered for your enjoyment by Annie Acorn into Dark Tales From Gents’ Pens!
With their skillfully woven tales, the founding members of From Gents’ Pens, a cooperative of award-winning contemporary male writers, have forged a unique collection of stories that are sure to please those who enjoy a tingle running up and down their spines, as they face the monsters who no longer linger beneath their beds.
The Halloween Clock by Annie Acorn
The Petrified Girl by Steve Cartwright
The Challenge of the Killer by Steve Cartwright
The Embalmer’s Apprentice by Steve Cartwright
The Reincarnation of Lou Gehrig by Joe Eliseon
The Horses of Paiute Canyon by D. A. Grady
The Two Hundred by K. Edwin Fritz
Shelter by William D. Prystauk
Ms. Grant by William D. Prystauk
The Dead and the Dying by Ron Shaw
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Ron Shaw is an Atlanta, Georgia, native who currently resides in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with his wife and daughter. He attended Roosevelt High School in Atlanta and continued his education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia for two years. Ron met his future wife in Atlanta after his second year at Mercer and transferred his junior year to Georgia State University.
In 1973, with new responsibilities, he became an Atlanta Police Officer while attending college full time. Ron attained a BA degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in 1974. He retired from the Atlanta Police Department in 1996 after a very fulfilling and personally satisfying career.
Ron is an award-winning cover designer, best-selling and prolific author, writing in a wide variety of genres. His novels are; Seven Fish Tree, The Yellow Bus Boys, Transmutation: The Life of a twisted Cop, RED, The Yellow Bus Boys Go Blue Canada Bound. He co-authored a novel with Texas author, D.A. Grady entitled Around The Campfire: Two Badge Toters’ Tales. Ron has three novellas and a short story in his paranormal/historical romance Cramped Quarters series, consisting of Mary’s Trunk, Mary’s Journey Begins, Mary’s Journey Continues, and Paul’s Story. His published short story, The Dead and the Dying, also appears in the horror anthology, Dark Tales. Another of Ron’s published short stories, J, also appears in the anthology, Short & Fun Stories. He has two books of poetry and superb photography (courtesy of his brother-in-law, J. Robert Sosby) Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw (available in English and French) and TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw. His latest works are a novelette, Christmas Past: An Angel’s Story, a collection of poetry with photographs, Southern Brewed Poetry, and a novelette, The Rebooted.