The Basement

The Basement

3.6 34
by Chad P. Brown
     
 
From the author of THE JACK-IN-THE-BOX comes a short story about confronting your own ghosts while inside a haunted house.

Overview

From the author of THE JACK-IN-THE-BOX comes a short story about confronting your own ghosts while inside a haunted house.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033246335
Publisher:
Chad P. Brown
Publication date:
05/19/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
238,403
File size:
673 KB

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Meet the Author

Chad P. Brown was born in Huntington, WV. Once he outgrew his childhood fears of haunted houses, clowns, and toy monkeys with cymbals (although those still creep him out a little bit), he discovered a dark love for writing and an affinity for macabre and eldritch matters. He holds a Master's in Latin from Marshall University and is an Affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. In October 2011, he released his first horror novel, The Jack-in-the-box. He has appeared in the anthologies SPIDERS (August 2012 by May December Publications) and Gothic Blue Book Vol. 2 - Revenge Edition (October 2012 by Burial Day Books). His current projects include a recently released zombie novella, Messiah of the Zombie Apocalypse, and various short stories, as well as a dark fiction novella, The Pumpkin House, which is in submission.

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The Basement 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice little story. The character development is good. You get a general feel for Heather, the girl entering the house that is rumored to be haunted. I really enjoyed the antagonist that comes into the picture. Love the way the antagonist speaks. What really makes this a good story, though is that the author sticks the landing. Nice ending. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story scary ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would read this author again
taojk More than 1 year ago
The only thing I didn't like was the fact it was too short but it was rather creepy...great book for this time of year Halloween!!
RaineMH More than 1 year ago
A great short that can be based on a Horror flick; has great potential.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this story. Its creepiness is exciting and you'll love the twist at the end.
cazgeary0406 More than 1 year ago
Not a bad short story. It was fairly well written and the idea was really good. I loved there was 34 steps, her mother's age when she died - I wish there had been more things like that in the book.
Ellonkah More than 1 year ago
     As far as short stories go, I found this one to be a little too rapidly-cycling. In the course of just a few paragraphs, Heather is confronted with guilt from a major life-event, but also manages to resolve her guilt and enter into a moment of peaceful reflection. Additionally, the opening entrance to the house doesn't seem to match with her thoughts about being in it - supernaturally forced and locked inside, but then chiding herself for being scared? I spent my short time reading this with my "huh?" face on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldylox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book just read it to little children.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Scary good. I’ve seen the movies. I’ve read the books. But, I just can’t say it enough. Don’t go in the basement! There’s always something bad just waiting to make you dead. So the story goes, Heather takes a dare and enters the Blackwell House. Everyone knows it’s haunted, and really bad things happened. But, like the foolish girl she is, I guess she figures it can’t happen to her. She’ll show her friends there’s nothing to be afraid of and that’ll be the end of it. Not quite. Heather doesn’t run into the Blackwell family ghosts. Instead, she’s confronted by her dead mother. What the author did really well was hook me in right from the beginning. This isn’t a new scenario. I’ve read many similar stories, but the author made it different. The ghost Heather thought she should be worried about isn’t the one that appeared. The atmosphere is set, from the door slamming shut after she enters, to the creaking and moaning of the old house settling. Another thing that I liked was how the author let me into Heather’s head as she tried to dispel her own fears and find logical explanations for what was occurring. It enabled me to feel her fear, her disbelief, and finally her terror. Kudos to Chad for his surprising ending. After I read the last sentence I said to myself, “Got ya!”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short story with an unexpected twist. Plan to read more by this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and being a fan of horror books and such I feel that the story for free was pretty good I agree maybe needs beefing up a little but at the same time I can't complain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really didn't like it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this story was like WOW...I love this story very much so...i know you horror fans will love it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ahort needs some work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not bad for a short story. not great, but a quick read. not lots of suspence.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theres a reason why it's free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of boring but i have read worst.