Giggling In The Dark is the story of Francis and Martin. Francis is what they call a “boss lady.” She orders her submissive boyfriend around. She's the type of person who has to be in control. She doesn't trust anyone else to take care of business.
Her other half, Martin, is the opposite. He's passive and cowardly. While Francis is spontaneous and fearless, Martin would rather stay in the house, cook dinner and watch Empire or listen to Prince (his favorite singer).
Both of them are quite busy – Francis attends the University of Malo and Martin works at a video store. One evening Francis drags Martin along to investigate what is hiding in their basement. They stumble upon a disemboweled cat in a piano. Shortly afterward they are attacked – by a gremlin!!
You'll have to read the story to find out what happens next, but I've always been a fan of the Gremlins movies and knew I had to include a gremlin antagonist in one of the SoUtHeRn TeRrOr stories.
Gremlins are kind of overlooked in the horror genre. I'm not sure why!! They're comical, mischievous and downright brutal and vicious. Imagine a gremlin hiding somewhere in your house in the dark, waiting to attack you?
The gremlin in this story was designed by my fiance, Deshae Johnson Dugger.
Other stories in SoUtHeRn TeRrOr include....
“Alerts From The Grave” --- A porn star receives text messages and emails from her dead husband.
“The Dark Road.” --- A sibling rivalry is put to an end when two sisters endure a night of pure terror in the woods.
“The Magician And The Beast.”--- A unique animal is the attraction for a sinister traveling magician.
“Giggling in the dark.” --- A young couple hears weird laughter and noises coming from their basement..
“The Power Of The Punch.” --- A struggling female boxer is given breast implants that give her the strength of three men. But everything has a price...
“Last Thoughts.” --- A womanizing politician is killed by his wife over and over in an endless loop; each death more brutal than the last.
“7 pm.” --- After almost dying in a street fight, a young drug dealer struggles to get his life and family back on track. But can he?
“Dirty Underwear.” --- A necrophiliac mortician gets a taste of her own medicine...
“Mail-Order Bride.” – A lonely old man finds a beautiful bride online, but he soon regrets his choice.
“The Intruder.” --- A family is fighting for their lives against an intruder who may be a bigger threat than they think.
"The Special Child." --- A youth counselor is concerned about a foreign child who has gotten everyone sick.
“The Scarecrow.” – A young reporter's first news assignment is to write an article about a scarecrow that walks at night.