This is a collection of short stories (tales) that have been written over the past thirteen years of my writing career. These are the very stories that began it all. I want this book to serve as a celebration of the first thirteen years of my career, and though to most people, thirteen is an unlucky number, to me, it is in fact a very lucky number. I would try to describe the stories in this book, but I think that the title says it all, so I will let the book speak for itself. These tales will chill you to the bone, and scare you to death, and make you run and hide in a corner begging for the lights to come on. I hope that you will enjoy reading this book. Thank you for giving it a chance, and I promise that if you like horror, then you will love this book.