You Choose the Horror Adventure: Nocturnal Nightmares

Chapter 1

Fate is in your hands—wrap a leash around the neck of destiny—because you’re making the decisions around here.

“You Choose the Adventure” puts you in control. Yes. You. Get behind the imaginary wheel and navigate these dynamic stories with your sadistic desires, or wish for a happy ending.

Each chapter gives the reader three mind-busting choices: cast a vote and impart your influence upon the horror adventure. Every vote is a stone that sends ripples across the entire pond, and with enough votes, perhaps the ripple will grow into a tsunami which forever changes the landscape of the story.

When are you gonna toss your stone?



  1. Read the story
  2. Locate the poll
  3. Read the options
  4. Vote
  5. Simple
  6. Easy
  7. Done



Choose wisely…choose deadly…be friendly!




They told us not to go in the woods.

My friend and I heard all the tales. Yup, we sure did, and we thought it was bullshit, you know? No one believed the stories that burped out of that greasy cafeteria’s mouth.

He could be dead.

I don’t know…

…there was a scream. No, that’s not right—he sang the song of suffering, and I’ll never be able to forget it. When I place my head upon the pillow, I won’t be swept away by my dream’s gentle tide. No. I’ll hear my friend’s song. Those damnable moans, groans, and breaking of bones forever terrorized my soul.

I ran.

Instinct pulled me underneath spindly tree branches, as the low glow of dusk cast shadows upon the dirty forest floor. October’s cold breath soothed the fire inside me. Mud and autumn leaves clung to my shoes. I fear that my friend’s blood has dried on the laces, but uncertainty preserved the tiny piece that kept me human, or I may have dissolved into a permanent nocturnal inhabitant which could never see the light of day.

Old stories risen from my mind’s cemetery and broke through the soft ground of memory.


“…My grandfather said something slaughtered his cows…they didn’t have any heads! Not one. Nope. All gone.”

“…Something ate my neighbor’s poodle…”

“…Do you remember Casey? He’s missing! They say he went into the woods, and his father said he heard Casey beg for help…seven nights straight!”


The darkness of night awakened four-legged curiosities, while an unseen owl hooted a repetitive lullaby, and after a long minute, even they have abandoned me.

But I wasn’t alone.



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You look a little pale....oh!...forgive me! My name is Dead Donovan. SlasherMonster is devoted to the dissection of horrific material: articles, short-stories, poems, photography, graphic art -- the stuff that makes your heart shrivel.

16 Comments on You Choose the Horror Adventure: Nocturnal Nightmares

  1. I’m throwing caution to the wind, or is it a rock?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Retreat further into the woods and find Casey! I can’t stand the suspense!!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. That is an awesome idea to make it interactive! Thank you guys! 🙂
    P.s. I am the only one cautious here? lol I am the only one who is actually afraid? 😀
    Hide, little friend! Stay still!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Curiousity Killed the Cat, but bravely or stupidly venture back into the forest

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I’ll bring an extra bag of bread crumbs. …

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  6. Oh, I am going to stay still and hope I can blend in with the trees and position my arms like gnarley branches and my fingertips pretend to be leaves that are now there. The sky is dark and inky and the moon hides in a quilted cloud so my presence is not visible. I stand frozen in time until eleventy oclock and then…

    Thank you for following BrewNSpew and I love your blog.

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