Regretfully Invited

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Regretfully Invited

Author: Jan L. Mayes

Category: Horror

Publication Date: Jan 5, 2018

Pages: 49 [12,000 words]

Price: $0.99 ebook  ASIN B078VDZQL5     ASIN B078VDZQL5 ASIN B078VDZQL5


Why do left feet keep washing ashore?

Find out the answer to this question and more with this 13 story bundle of creepy, horror micro-stories and flash fiction. No zombies, vampires, or werewolves. Delve into disturbingly different quick tales of murder, madness, and mayhem. Contained in a menacing atmosphere where all is not right in the world. Included in this bundle:

Double Vision

Based on real events, where midnight visitors could be sinister or a quirk of vision.

Tubsy & The Trauma of Oz

Based on real life hideously shocking consequences of letting a girl’s favourite dolly perform in the school play.

The Grave of Gelert

A visit to the real Gelert’s Grave in Wales inspired this tribute to the memory of a tragedy.

Mary Annette

Based on the most terrifying teleporting real life marionette ever rejected by a child.

Tinnitus Study 421: Rotary

A 50 word flash fiction experiment that inspired the optimistic psychopath Doctor Bell.

Regretfully Invited

When an audiologist knows too much about Doctor Bell’s tinnitus cure experiments, he takes an unorthodox approach to eliminating them as a witness.


Inspired by real events where left feet keep washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest, but police have no idea who they belong to or where they came from.

Dreams of Debbie

Based on real events after the death of a sister, when a dream may be more than a dream.

Eye Eclipse

A father uses a rare solar eclipse for revenge, inspired by real events when a bystander videos a fatal accident instead of trying to save the child.


Based on nightmares of an alien apocalypse, where oversleeping has deadly consequences.

Dad’s Death Bells

Based on real events after the death of a father, who might have ghosted back to give a murderous message or last good-bye.

Cofveve Pie

A Mom’s desperate plan to prevent her daughter’s wedding by serving the fiancé a “special dessert”, inspired by real events and the mystery of what cofveve means.


Inspired by a big brother determined to protect his little sister and stop Mother’s abuse once and for all, but things don’t turn out as planned.

Mature content not appropriate for young or sensitive readers.


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About Jan L. Mayes

Jan L. Mayes has been writing and blogging horror fiction and tinnitus-hyperacusis non-fiction for over 10 years. Her background in linguistics, audiology and adult education—combined with over 30 years of experience coping with ghosts, hyper ears and plotting murders—have given her a broad base from which to approach many topics.

She is an international Eric Hoffer Award winner for non-fiction Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox (2010, 2012) on how to cope with tinnitus-hyperacusis, and is currently a member of A Writer’s Path writing club and The Ladies of Horror Fiction. Jan lives in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. She enjoys reading, cookies and deadheading, as should all right thinking people.

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