Freefalling Terror

Clouds by Matt McAvoy

I spotted this on Amazon as a free download. Seeing it was only 10 pages long, I thought why not, and nabbed this puppy.

Being only 10 pages, I figured it would be quick and over. Those 10 pages felt like an eternity!

Imagine waking up and you’re falling. Falling from the sky. The rate of your fall causes the friction to rip at you, trying to tear out your hair and rip off your eyelids. It’s freezing cold, so cold it burns. Have you ever felt that burning sensation when your hands are wet and freezing? Imagine feeling that all over your body.

Your body tumbles from the sky in an out of control descent, making it hard to tell if you’re falling up or down to the clouds that are looming closer. And you have no parachute!

You have the insane hope the clouds will buffer your fall, maybe cradle you. It’s irrational, but your mind races for a solution, a way to change the inevitable.

Most people have had that dream where you’re falling and you jerk awake before you hit the ground. That’s how I felt while reading Clouds, but I couldn’t wake up, I didn’t wake up.

If you’re looking for a quick, intense story, I recommend you grab Clouds. There are no wasted words, it’s well written, and don’t you want to know how  this could happen and what the end is?

Go get Clouds now. I don’t know how long it will be free to download. Just click here and it’s yours.

Matt has written two more stories I plan to read really soon.

One of Matt McAvoy’s “Modern Tales of Horror”, available as a complete works, and the author’s first foray into supernatural horror.

Modern day London – a proud day for a very proud man, and why shouldn’t he be? Boris has worked so very hard, and is now launching his new driver-less tube train on the pioneering Tower Line. But while some consider the line a triumph, not all are as pleased; in fact some, the more spiritually-attuned perhaps, are downright terrified.

For the line, along with its creators, hides a secret… a secret darker than the tunnels under the Thames, and darker than the stories around the bodies buried there. As dark as the blackest evil of which man is capable. Bear witness – in the tunnel there is no way out.


I can’t wait to read this one! It’s around 60 pages and sounds like it’s packed with scary goodness, or I guess you’d say badness. And it’s only 99 cents or free for Prime members. Click on the cover to buy a copy.

Meet Ollie. Well-educated and spoilt – a rich kid, fun-loving party-goer and brutal sociopath.

Ruthlessly arrogant Ollie takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Ollie’s going to learn, the hard way, that for every action there’s a consequence, and for every bounty a price.

Because living with Granjy isn’t the bed of roses he thought it was going to be; the blind old lady sees everything – sees him – and most of all sees the monster he is becoming, in a way that nobody else can. And that strange and terrible perception that surely only she has frightens Ollie more than he’ll ever admit.

It was she that spoilt him rotten-to-the-core, and now his payment is due. Her sightless eyes and her creepy, knowing smile will compel him to tear apart his own dark soul.

Granjy will teach him new meaning of the word ‘remorse’.

Ooh! Scary! I can’t wait to read this one either! It’s a bit longer than the others, around 100 pages Click on the cover to buy it. Only 99 cents or free for Prime members.

This contains all three of the tales from Matt McAvoy. Click on the cover to get your copy. It’s less than three dollars.

About the Author

Matt McAvoy was born in Hertfordshire in 1974. As a child he moved with his family to Devon where he attended the Torquay Grammar School for Boys and started writing fiction at an early age. He has studied screen-writing and production, and has graduated from the Open University (which he recommends highly) in psychology, social policy and criminology. Although he originally undertook the studies, he says, to make him a better writer in his favoured subject, since their completion he has spent many years working with young offenders as a mentor/project worker, and adult offenders as an officer with the public protection team; he is also the founder and chairman of the web-based organization for victims of violent crime, which he uses as a platform to campaign for changes in the criminal justice system.ting fiction at an early age. Matt enjoys writing dark, often comical, usually violent and sometimes even romantic fiction in the drama and thriller genres (though recently departed temporarily into horror, after being bought a cool, gothic, bound parchment journal as a gift); he writes in a variety of formats, including short stories, novels and screenplays. He is equally content publishing theses and essays on criminal behaviour and the British criminal justice system. All of his diverse work can be downloaded from his website – most of it for free. Matt lives in London with his wife Katherine.
You can visit Matt here .


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Introduction by Matt Hilton
Strangers on a Train by Stephen Leather
Satisfaction Guaranteed by Matt Hilton
Valley of Death by I S Paton
The Real Deal by James Oliver Hilton
Jingle Bells by Adrian Magson
Death By Licence by Joe McCoubrey
The Night Butterflies by Zoë Sharp
Gallance by Col Bury
Battle For Baghlan by Matt Hayden
The Stranger by David Barber
Expiry Date by Gavin Bell
A Most Honorable Death by Jochem Vandersteen
Jack Be Nimble by Steven Savile & Steve Lockley
At Close Range by Ian Graham
Cutter’s Law by James Hopwood
Angel Tough by Absolutely Kate
On Her Majesty’s Bloody Service by Iain Purdie
The Legend of Jimmy-The-Gimp by Keith Gingell
Blood Moon of 1931 by Terrence P. McCauley
Skinner Alive by Daniel Moses Luft
Jobs Taken by Asher Wismer
The Handler by Gavin Hunt
Blood on Their Hands by Les Morris
Issa’s Island Prison by Graham Smith
Eastern Fury by Andrew Scorah
The Liberator by Paul D. Brazill
The Tower of Marnir by Paul Grzegorzek
Bit Part Player by Theresa Derwin
The Judgment of Jean Lafitte by Evan Lewis
Avenged: Sixfold by Natasha Marie Thomas
Man or Mouse by Mark Dark
Stokey by Robin Jarossi
Savage Sun by Richard Godwin
One Flew Over the Policeman’s Bonnet by Pete Sortwell
Born of Woman by Laird Long
Chickens by K.A. Laity
*Bonus Story* Trench Warfare by Matt Hilton
Afterword by Matt Hilton