The Freakout Zone

by Jeff Edmond

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Tales from the Crypt. The Outer Limits. The Twilight Zone. Stories of horror, science fiction and mystery have fascinated us for generations. The stories of The Freakout Zone join this time-honored genre, and weave tales that will leave you looking over your shoulder and second-guessing reality.

Dust Bunnies
Danny loves to play video games. It’s all he lives for. His mother is forever demanding that he clean up his room, which is overcome with dust and is always in a state of chaos. When the “dust bunnies” come to life, Danny must bring all his video game fighting skills to bear in order to survive.

The Key Gnome
Melanie loses everything – her keys, her books, her shoes. But when she borrows her Grandmother’s heirloom pin and it comes up missing, Melanie is determined to find it – and change her ways. In the process, she meets her match – someone who is just as bad as herself at losing things. Will this match turn out to be friend or foe? Melanie must turn the tables before she loses more than material possessions.

Animal Crackers
Are we really what we think we are? Are we really at the top of the food chain? Joey Gaines sees everyone in his entire hometown transformed before his eyes, and no one seems to notice or care except him.

Not Responsible
Brian, Samantha and Troy Maxwell are spoiled, rich kids. Their parents want to teach them a lesson in responsibility, so they leave the teenagers to fend for themselves in an unknown environment one weekend. Will the children rise to the occasion and work together to meet their parents’ challenge? If they don’t, they will be left out of the will and will not inherit their parents’ fortune. Or will they find out that money isn’t everything, after all?

The Animist
Cheryl’s new baby brother Jeremy gets all the attention, and Cheryl is sick and tired of it. She meets a strange old woman who offers her a magic amulet that will help Cheryl enact revenge on this “unwelcome” addition to the family. But Cheryl finds out she is in way over her head. When the magic spells don’t turn out the way she planned, she must battle the Animist to save Jeremy.


Now it’s time for YOU to enter…The Freakout Zone.