My Strange Acquaintance with Death

Until he stumbled onto the macabre murder scene, Thomas had never known such fear. What began as an ordinary day suddenly turned into a horrifying ordeal

Now, in a heartbeat, he was running for his life. With maniacs after him, and a blizzard threatening, he must make his way through a deserted town and find safety. He must solve the mystery he stumbled into and save the life of the woman he loves. Without getting killed first.

This eerie, fast-paced story involves an ordinary guy thrown into a situation way over his head, some nasty bad guys, a woman done wrong, friendship lost, and friendship realized, more than a few bizarre twists and turns, a haunted house, unrequited love and, of course, death.

Their Exasperating Dance with Death

They were all running from something. A group of strangers are forced to flee as a volcano threatens to erupt, taking refuge aboard a ship crossing the South Pacific. But it offers no safety from an apocalyptic explosion and they’re shipwrecked on what seems like an island paradise. A perfect white beach leads into a veritable garden, all surrounded by towering cliffs with glittering waterfalls.

They soon discover how wrong they are. An inexplicable series of events unfold. A stagnant pond straight out of their nightmares, a bottomless crater, and an unnatural creature is stalking them. Soon, other dangers will face them all, leading to a stunning conclusion.

Join Fred Elder in this roller coaster of an adventure about myths, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, an island that shouldn’t exist, a living dinosaur and a monster out of your darkest dreams. From the busy markets of Mindanao to a mysterious grotto deep beneath the island, non-stop adventure awaits.

Dimensions of Science Fiction (Avail June 2020)

A Writers Unite! Anthology, Volume One

The universe—vast, unknown, mysterious, existing as a playground of imagination. From aliens older than time itself, an archeological dig that portends the fate of Earth, a sentient planet, developing races, colonization, a world fighting for its existence, these and more stories await you within the Dimensions of Science Fiction. Join the authors from Writers Unite! as they take you on a voyage across the universe.

Includes Choices by Fred Elder.

Link to follow upon publishing

Her Twisted Fascination with Death (Avail July 2020)

Except for one bad habit, Emily was a wonderful young lady. That one bad habit, unfortunately, was being an unsanctioned Angel of Death. Behind her lay a string of inexplicable killings. Forced to flee everything she knows by a growing pile of bodies, she moves to the beautiful Georgetown neighborhood, looking for answers to the mystery of her own existence.

It isn’t only the police Emily needs to worry about, however. Forces far beyond her comprehension threaten to draw her into a plot, hatched in the depths of Hell, that might lead to the wholesale destruction of the world – to Armageddon. She’ll need the help of a frustrated police officer and an out of work collector of souls if she has any hope of surviving.

Join Fred Elder in this ferocious, frightening, poignant, and whimsical adventure about friendship, myths, and monsters. From the streets of Georgetown to the depths of Hell, from the River Styx to the palace of a Fallen Angel to the top of Heaven, non-stop adventure awaits. Angels and Demons, an enormous 3-headed hellhound, the Circles of Hell, all conspire to stop Emily from learning what she was.

Their Perilous Descent toward Death (Avail Nov 2020)

Part 1: Origin Story

A team of explorers climb down newly discovered tunnels and find another world deep under the surface of our planet. But they aren’t prepared for one person’s deception.

Soon, they find tunnels that shouldn’t have survived cataclysmic earthquakes, spectacular ruins, an inexplicable source of light, a massive grotto filled with bizarre forests, rolling hills and swamps, and a thriving ecosystem. But there is something lurking down there, in the dark, waiting to feast on human flesh.

Join Fred Elder as he takes you on a hair-raising journey into the depths of our planet. The story promises thrills, chills, and adventure. Prepare to feel the horror as you delve into the very bowels of our Earth and into a world unseen by humans for 50,000 years.

Part Two: Hollow Earth

A magnificent journey into the depths of our planet has turned into a desperate fight for survival. Forced by circumstances to go deeper, a team of intrepid explorers are faced with one nightmare after another.

On their way down to the fabled Hollow Earth, they must escape the clutches of  indescribable predators, cross a bottomless lake that is home to a prehistoric monster, solve the mystery of a mythical race and evade a mindless horde of Troglodytes. And, down in the darkest depths of this new world, they encounter the most horrifying creature of all.

Join Fred Elder as he takes you on a hair-raising journey into the depths of our planet. The story promises thrills, chills, and adventure. Prepare to feel the horror as you delve into the very bowels of our Earth and into a world unseen by humans for 50,000 years

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