If you are a fan of Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters Academy, then you are familiar with GHA season 1 winner Karl Pfeiffer. He’s not just a famous TV personality but he’s also a writer. He has written this short story called Dreamland Crocotta.
I didn’t know that he was a writer until he mentioned it on Twitter. I found his book in the Nook store by searching for his name and he confirmed that this was his book. It was only $1.99 but well worth the price for the 19 pages that it has. It seems to only be in e-book format but sold on many different websites.
He used Smashbook to publish it but it’s sold on the Barnes & Noble website (through the Nook or the website), Kobo books (for the Kobo Reader) as well as the Diesel eBooks website. If you have a Kindle, you might be out of luck as far as buying it through the Kindle store but you might be able to convert it to Kindle format in Calibre.
“A short story. Overcome by insomnia and depression, Mitch Haloa passes his days alone in his neglected home until he begins speaking to a mysterious voice that creeps within the forest behind his house; A voice that soon haunts his every thought, that prods at the cracks in his already fragile reality; that calls for Mitch to lose himself, to leave one darkness in favor of another…”
It is listed in these categories: creature, dark, horror, insomnia, paranormal, psychological
It is pretty dark but as you read it more you will begin to understand Mitch’s plight, why he is so depressed and why he is hearing voices in the forest behind his house. You will start to understand a little better why his life has turned in this dark direction. It may be a short story but it is worth the read. I applaud Karl on his efforts and look forward to more of his short (or long) stories.
On a side note, Karl is who got me into wanting to learn how to make those Hemp beaded chokers. When I first saw him on Ghost Hunters Academy I saw his choker and thought it was so cool. It wasn’t until he was on Ghost Hunters International that I remembered his chocker. That night I got on Google and started researching them; what they are called and where to buy them.
I found out that they were hemp and macramé so I started researching that too. I went to several different websites with macramé patterns until I found a similar necklace. Then we went to Michael’s where I spent nearly a fortune on hemp and beads trying to recreate his. Although, it was nearly impossible since I had already forgotten what his looked like, I ended up making my own design. I also learned how to make the rings and bracelets. Pretty soon I started looking like a hippy with all my hemp jewelry on. What I was missing was my tie dye t-shirt and my bald man hippy long hair in the back.
Anyway, I want to thank Karl for broadening my [craft] horizons by wearing his choker on Ghost Hunters lol. If it wasn’t for him, I probably would’ve never had an interest in adding Macramé to my list of crafts that I do.