Recurring Character Index

There are many stories and poems on The Weird Writings of Gareth Barsby, and it’s not unusual for certain characters to make return appearances or for characters from one story to interact with characters from another. This is an index of the most recurring characters you’ll find in this blog and the stories in which they appear (only characters who have appeared in three stories or more will be listed).

Some stories may contain violence, gore or foul language.

The Lemon Possum
Karl the Kangaroo
The Mad Hatter
Lisa the Pizza Woman
Dr. Meow and Bert
Daryl and Denise
Dark Side
Anne the Duck
Bert and Jenny
Dana and Henrietta
Ricky Raven
Patty, the Demon in the Supermarket
Emily
Dom Claude Frollo
The Slithering Super Snakes
The Ringmonster
Gina the Not-So-Jolly Doe
Mr. Skeleton
The Thing From The Freezer
Emma, Stan and Jimmy
Helen the Cow
Lady Lobster
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap
Fred the Vampire Fox
Nessa
The Reptilian
Team Universe
Bug-Eyes
Arachne
Elaine and her Father


The Lemon Possum

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A mysterious possum with the power to make sweets and treats materialise from thin air. She may seem cute at first, but she has diabolical intent.

The Lemon Possum
The Lemon Possum 2
The Lemon Possum’s Evil Easter
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo Round 2
Cinderpizza
Derek in Wonderland
A Christmas Poem for July
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Ringmonster’s Circus Train
The Lemon Possum’s Party
The Lemon Possum’s Restaurant
Emily and the Mad Hatter
Demons on Halloween


Karl the Kangaroo

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A talking kangaroo who owns a mobile game company, and is known by his workers to be a miserable and misery creature. There is, however, more to him than most people know.

Karl the Kangaroo
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo
The Kangaroo and the Comedian
Karl’s Daughter
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo Round 2
Cinderpizza
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
Derek in Wonderland
Father-Daughter Time
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Lemon Possum’s Party


The Mad Hatter

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A demonic creature that bases his appearance and methods off of Lewis Carroll’s famous haberdasher, tempting people to come to his beautiful but deadly Wonderland.

Dear Susan
The Garden of Live Flowers
The Rabbit
The March Hare
Derek in Wonderland
Gina and the Demons
The Duchess
Emily and the Mad Hatter


Lisa the Pizza Woman

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Lisa is a woman with a pizza slice for a head and a body made out of mozzarella, the result of the marriage between a human woman and a talking pizza. Life has been hard for her, as she fears melting and people wanting to eat her.

Even More Nightmare Rhymes (the first appearance of Lisa’s girlfriend Natalie)
The World’s Best Pizza Place (where Lisa’s dad comes from)
Pizza Woman
Night of the Pumpkin Woman
Cinderpizza
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
Father’s Day
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Party

Be sure to also check out her very own Kindle book Pizza Woman!


Dr. Meow and Bert

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Dr. Meow was a human scientist who was transformed into an anthropomorphic cat due to a failed experiment. She came to embrace this transformation, for she could see advantages she could use to vanquish superheroes and control the world. Often she is aided by her robot henchman, Bert.

The Evil Dr. Meow
The Magnificent Mega Rat
An Old Friend from University
A Night Out
Getting Ready for Christmas Early
Ghostly Goings-On
Heroes and Villains
Say Something
Talk to Someone
The Supervillainverse Finale

Also make sure to check out their panto: Dynamic Doggie vs. Dr. Meow!


Daryl and Denise

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Two dragons, one a former henchman of the evil witch Aosoth, cursed to have monsters come out of his head in times of stress, and one seeking to help her kind and the magical land of Kirkalan.

They originally appeared in this comic.

Daryl and Susie’s Christmas (in different continuity to below stories, not part of Supervillainverse)
Daryl and Denise
The Constellation Crusaders vs. Team Universe
Bug-Eyes’ Fantastical Adventure
The Supervillainverse Finale


Dark Side

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An embodiment of a shark’s killer instinct, using his power and bloodlust to spread fear and chaos.

The Little Shark
Derek in Wonderland
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
Emily and the Mad Hatter

Also make sure to check out his panto: The Little Shark!


Anne the Duck

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Anne is a nineteen-year-old girl studying at Doford University. She likes reading, video games, and wishes to be more confident and social. She’s also a talking duck in a world ruled by animals, her boyfriend is a snake who’s also an aspiring horror writer, and she even ends up encountering real ghosts and monsters.

A Duck and a Turtle
A Duck, a Snake and a Ghost
A Duck, a Snake and a Costume Shop
A Duck, a Snake and Valentine’s Day

Be sure to also check out her book The Adventures of a Duck!


Bert and Jenny

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When she was six, Jenny Sayers found a little lost monster in the woods and took him in. Ten years later, he’s still living with her, making money off of writing articles online, no closer to finding his home. Yet there still may be hope…

Jenny and the Monster
Jenny and the Monster’s Christmas
The Day Frollo Took Over Wonderland (Jenny only)
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza (Bert only)
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Dana and Henrietta

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Two sisters, a hitwoman and a mad scientist, both of them literal monsters obsessed with the human world, but for different reasons.

Even More Nightmare Rhymes (Henrietta only)
Jenny and the Monster’s Christmas (Dana only)
Reflections
Dana and the Ringmonster


Ricky Raven

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The descendant of a certain famous Poe character, Ricky would rather sing happy songs than terrify humans.

Ricky Raven
Ricky Raven Meets a Horror Writer
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
The Ringmonster’s Show


Patty, the Demon in the Supermarket

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Patty is a demon who was so lazy in Hell, she was stripped of her powers and banished to Earth. She can, however, be active and determined when she wants to be, not that that’s always a good thing.

The Demon in the Supermarket
Derek in Wonderland
Father-Daughter Time
Gina and the Demons
The Ringmonster’s Show
I Love the Demon in the Supermarket
The Lemon Possum’s Party
Demons on Halloween


Emily

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A young artist who opened a portal to another world through her art, and gained two henchmen.

Flab and Glob
Fun With Henchmen
Return of the Evil Queen
Father-Daughter Time
Emily’s House of Horrors
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Ringmonster’s Circus Train
The Lemon Possum’s Party
Emily and the Mad Hatter
Emily’s Poem


Dom Claude Frollo

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The antagonist of Victor Hugo’s immortal Notre Dame de Paris; though the book ended with him being murdered by his adopted son, he lived on in the minds of those who read his story.

The Day Frollo Took Over Wonderland
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
The Return of Frollo


The Slithering Super Snakes

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Whitman, Tennyson, Blake and Shelley, a quartet of mutated snakes dedicated to fighting crime. Heroes to some, nightmares to others.

Animal Superheroes
Collector’s Item
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter
Revenge of the Mad Scientist’s Daughter
The Adventures of the Rancid Rocking Rodents


The Ringmonster

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A beast who sees the whole world as his circus. To him, the greatest show is Earth.

The Ringmonster
The Nightmare Man
Return of the Ringmonster
Clown Free Zone
The Ringmonster’s Tunnel of Love
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Ringmonster at Christmas
The Ringmonster’s Circus Train
The Lemon Possum’s Party
Dana and the Ringmonster


Gina the Not-So-Jolly Doe

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Once known as “Gina the Jolly Fawn”, this poor doe can now be found in pubs drowning her sorrows. Can a new friend make her remember the good old days?

The Tragedy of Gina the Jolly Fawn
Gina and the Demons
My Friend Gina
The Ringmonster’s Show
Emily’s House of Horrors
Gina the Jolly Reindeer
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Mr. Skeleton

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He may be an undead, terrifying creature who lurks around graveyards, but he loves his wife and likes to have visitors over.

Visiting Mr. Skeleton
Mr. Skeleton Goes For A Walk
Mr. Skeleton Goes to the Shops
Halloween with Mr. Skeleton
Mr. Skeleton Goes to the Seaside


The Thing From The Freezer

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A monster made of ice and ice cream, who freezes his victims and devours them.

The Thing in the Freezer
The Thing From The Freezer and the Ice Cream Van
The Thing From the Freezer on Halloween
The Thing From The Freezer At Christmas
The Thing From The Freezer’s Castle


Emma, Stan and Jimmy

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Three ghosts who share a haunted house with a human, who they are very good friends with.

My Haunted Home
A Visitor to my Haunted Home
My Haunted Memories


Helen the Cow

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A cow who enjoys baking – though this hobby is not without its doubts.

The Cow’s Cake
A Cow Remembers Cakes
The Cow’s Christmas


Lady Lobster

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A horrible mutant beast with sharp claws – and she knows how to use them.

Lady Lobster
Lady Lobster And The Terrible Turkey
Lady Lobster and the Restaurant
Lady Lobster and the Night Out
The Terrible Turkey


Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap

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A charming fellow with an unusual appetite.

Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap Has Lunch
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap Visits His Mum
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap Goes For A Walk


Fred the Vampire Fox

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A vicious vampire with a hatred for hunters.

Fred the Vampire Fox
A Dog in a Dungeon
The Ghost Fox


Nessa

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A space alien hiding a dark secret.

A Glass of Beer
The Wonders of Planet Earth
The Other Offer


The Reptilian

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An intergalactic bounty hunter who wants to know who and what he is.

The Wonders of Planet Earth
The Constellation Crusaders vs. Team Universe
The Other Offer


Team Universe

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A spacefaring hero team consisting of Spaceman Steve, Larat, William the Badger and Rosebuddy, whose main claim to fame is being goofier and sillier than most spacefaring hero teams.

Darkedge (hosted on Bogleech)
The Constellation Crusaders vs. Team Universe
The Supervillainverse Finale


Bug-Eyes

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An intergalactic criminal resembling a giant insect who uses her robotic eyes to create illusions to frighten and stymie her opponents.

The Other Offer
Bug-Eyes’ Fantastical Adventure
The Supervillainverse Finale


Arachne

A woman from Ancient Greece who was transformed into a spider by the goddess Athena, still around in the modern day to guide other spiders and animals (May be inappropriate for arachnophobes).

A Spider’s Solitude
Bats Rats and Spiders
Looking for Ghosts


Elaine and her Father

A girl and her father who will no longer allow her to eat sweets.

Why I Don’t Buy My Daughter Sweets Anymore
Magic Chocolates
Jenny and the Monster’s Christmas

Easter Index

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Some of these stories may include violence and foul language.


Poems

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The Lemon Possum
 A possum named Bill has eaten little but garbage all his life, but then a special possum introduces him to a new eating sensation.

Nightmare Rhymes
Your favourite childhood nursery rhymes given a terrifying makeover.

Maisy the Happy Fairy
Can a cute little fairy bring joy to a dark and creepy forest?

The Lemon Possum 2
The Lemon Possum finds a new victim.

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The White Rabbit’s New Job
That famous rabbit is late one too many times.

The Scarecrow and Mrs. Hen
A hen sees a scarecrow come to life; what is its purpose?

Fred the Vampire Fox
The most feared animal of them all…or is there something worse out there? (mentions of blood)

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The Easter Bunny’s a Mad Scientist
The Easter Bunny creates a creature to make his job easier.

The Lemon Possum’s Evil Easter
The Lemon Possum returns to ruin Easter.

The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo
The battle of the century.

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The Cow’s Cake
Helen the cow aspires to be a baker.

The Haunted Farm
Why go to a farm filled with monsters?

Easter Egg Hunt in the Haunted House
A holiday tradition made horrific.

The Scariest Bird
What is the most frightening avian of them all?

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A Christmas Poem for July
The Lemon Possum now sets her sights on Santa.

The Gardog
A dog that really grows on you.

The Terror Tree
A squirrel seeks revenge.

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Dr Hen
How fright-hen-ing (some violence).

The Hungry Hedgehog
A hedgehog gets a surprise.

The Birds’ Eatery
The finest food for our flying friends.

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A Monstrous Lollipop
He’s no sucker.

The Killer Daffodils
The monsters of Spring.

The Easter Bunny in Wonderland
The Easter Bunny meets a couple of classic characters.

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The Evil Easter Bunny
No more Mr. Nice Bunny.

I Hate Being An Easter Egg
An Easter Egg wants to try something new.

The Three Little Easter Bunnies
An Easter twist to a classic story.

A Million Easter Eggs
What would you do with a million of them?

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Let’s Eat Easter Eggs
The best way to celebrate the season.

The Reindeer’s New Job
Time to try a new holiday.


Short Stories

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The Easter Werewolf
The Easter Bunny becomes a werewolf.

Why I Don’t Buy My Daughter Sweets Anymore
What happens when a little girl wants a chocolate monster for Easter.

Barking Benjamin’s Easter Special
A cartoon dog attempts to spread Easter Cheer (some language)

Heck Comes to Sloofiewoof Land
The once-cheerful Oozie has turned his beautiful world into a miserable wasteland; can a spectral rabbit convince him to restore Sloofiewoof Land to its former glory? (some violence)

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The Chocolate Egg
The tale of an Easter surprise (some language).

The Day Frollo Took Over Wonderland
The long-awaited crossover.

The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo Round 2
The Lemon Possum returns to get revenge on Karl, and this time, she isn’t kidding around.

The Hunter
A sheep finds himself in a familiar but distorted world, pursued by a sinister creature. (some bloody violence)

The Jigsaw Puzzle
The story of a jigsaw puzzle, and what happens what it’s completed…

The Garden of Live Flowers
Flowers can be good friends.

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The Monsters of Bremen
A group of four undead animals look for their place in the world (some blood).

The Rabbit
An unpleasant Easter surprise.

Easter’s Greatest Villain
A cruel businessman wants to steal Easter.

The March Hare
The Mad Hatter’s best friend as you’ve never seen him before.

Silly Bunny
A magic trick doesn’t go as planned.

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A Cow Remembers Cakes
Helen the cow ponders on a choice she made.

Frogmalion
Imagine if frogs really could turn into princesses… (some nudity)

 

Christmas Index

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Poems

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A Clown at Christmas
A clown and his holiday angst.

Daryl and Susie’s Christmas
A dragon and his adopted daughter face a festive monster.

We Think of Christmas in November
Why do we think of Christmas early?

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Christmas with Danny the Camel and Julie the Rat
What do you get the rat that has everything?

A Wolf’s Christmas List
An unexpected letter to Santa. (mentions of violence)

I Brought A Snowman to Life One Day
There’s more than one way to bring a snowman to life.

Santa’s Pets
Santa keeps more than just reindeer.

I Love My Haunted Teddy
Even possessed toys can be fun.

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A Christmas Poem for July
The Lemon Possum now sets her sights on Santa.

The Tragedy of Gina the Jolly Fawn
Even cartoon characters can get depressed (includes alcohol and death)

The Thing in the Freezer
A cold character.

The Teddy Bears’ Pub
Where do your toys go?

My Friend Gina
Gina is still troubled; can a friend help her?

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The Nasty Gnome
He makes gardening a nightmare.

The Haunted Toadstool House
Even fairies can die.

The Abominable Snowman Meets an Actual Snowman
The Yeti needs a makeover.

The Toys’ Cinema
Use your imagination.

Mince Pies
A Christmas food so good, I eat it in October.

Merry Bonfire Night
A time of year that deserves more attention.

The Demon Reindeer
A flying fiend.

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Lady Lobster And The Terrible Turkey
Carnage for a friend.

The Creepy Christmas Pudding
It feeds on the greedy.

The Thing From The Freezer At Christmas
A normally-monstrous creature becomes jolly.

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Gina the Jolly Reindeer
Haven’t you ever wanted to be a reindeer?

Snow White and the Seven Snakes
A truly happy ending for a famous heroine.

The Ghost On Top Of The Tree
A special decoration.

A Nice Handmade Gift
The best kind.

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My Decorations
Decorations that truly mean a lot.

My Lovely Squeaky Ball
The best gift anyone could have.

The Loch Ness Monster’s Gift
A present for someone who truly deserves one.

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The Cow’s Christmas
Helen bakes again.

A Complaint to Santa
I didn’t get what I wanted.

The Christmas Music Monster
A beast that utilises the most potent of pain-bringers.

Little Pop-Up Shop of Horrors
A pop-up shop with frightening wares.

The Festive Funfair
The fun of the season meets the fun of the fair.

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The Creepy Cookie Jar
It doesn’t feed you, you feed it.

Percy the Penguin
The tale of a penguin toymaker.

The Mad Scientist’s Punishment
A punishment that fits the crime.

The Angry Reindeer
Reindeer aren’t always jolly.

Baubles
Something creepy’s on the Christmas tree.

The Giant Fairy
Why does she want your Christmas tree?

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The Joke-Eater
Talk about bad taste in comedy.

Another Complaint to Santa
Someone else didn’t get what they wanted.

My Christmas Letter
I got what I wanted, but…

Santa’s Flight
It doesn’t always go smoothly.

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The Ringmonster at Christmas
A nasty Christmas surprise.

Something in the Snow
Something chilly.

The Empty Toy Shop
Or is it empty?

The Reindeer’s New Job
Time to try a new holiday.

The Doll and the Worms
A cute little dolly and her friends.

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The Terrible Turkey
He’ll gobble you up.

A Wintry Ghost
A cold apparition.

The Christmas Creature
Not everything under the Christmas tree is delightful.

The Mince Pie
They have feelings too.

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The Bat Flies
…and has sights to see.

Yet Another Complaint to Santa
He sure makes a lot of blunders…or does he?


 

Short Stories

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A Gift For Christmas
A snake in a reptile house tries to understand Christmas.

Do You Have A Favourite Toy? (Horror at the Panto #1)
Magic Chocolates (Horror at the Panto #2)
Everybody Loves The Baddie (Horror at the Panto #3)
Three stories about a pantomime…and the supernatural horrors it brings…

Jenny and the Monster’s Christmas
Has Bert the monster finally found his home? (some language)

Mr. Deer Man
An encounter with a hybrid of man and deer. (some violence)

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Heck Comes to Sloofiewoof Land
The once-cheerful Oozie has turned his beautiful world into a miserable wasteland; can a spectral rabbit convince him to restore Sloofiewoof Land to its former glory? (some violence)

Cinderpizza
Lisa the Pizza Woman faces her fairy godmother.

Two Christmas Trees
A real tree and an animatronic tree have a conversation.

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The Mouse Queen
A retelling of a Christmas classic, where mice get revenge on humanity and only a certain device can stop them.

The Elf
The creepy tale of a creepy decoration.

Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
Lisa the Pizza Woman is to sing during Karl’s Christmas show, but then finds herself having to save it from evil.

Gina and the Demons
Gina the doe wishes for her simpler life back.

Emily’s House of Horrors
Gina the doe ends up in a haunted house of horrors.

Saving Christmas
What if you had a chance to save Christmas?

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Getting Ready for Christmas Early
It’s never too early for some Christmas fun.

Ronald the Robin
A story about a very photogenic bird.

Scarecrows and Snowmen
They have a lot in common.

Henrietta Hedgehog
A toy finds stardom.

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The Right Moment
A childhood nightmare come alive.

Patty the Christmas Demon
Patty has a friend over.


 

Christmas Books

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Reindeer

Santa Claus never lived at the North Pole; he lives and operates in Purgatory. He brings presents to those that have not yet ascended to Heaven in order to give them hope. His elves and reindeer are the spirits of those who died during Christmas.

Meet his newest recruit, Randall, a Christmas-loving human turned into a confused and curious reindeer. It’s bad enough for Randall that he now has to live in a world where happiness and saccharine is forced onto him daily, but then he learns that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has history with Santa, and a crooked man is practicing necromancy so as to ruin Santa’s operation.

Can Randall thwart the evil plan and save the holiday he loves?

Buy on Amazon

gocscover

Little Louis Lumpton is excited about all the presents he’ll receive on Christmas…but he’s also dreading the arrival of his Aunt Laura, who gives him nothing but socks as a gift. However, one Christmas Eve, he receives a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Socks, who attempts to teach him that getting socks for Christmas isn’t that bad.

A short, 700 word story that should amuse kids, adults and anyone who’s ever hated getting socks for Christmas.

Buy on Amazon