Twisted50 vol 2 is a collection of 50 tales of wickedness, evil and the paranormal. If Hammer House of Horror, Tales of the Unexpected and Pans Books of Horror set your pulse racing and mind spinning as a youngster, then writing a short story for ‘Twisted’ offers a deliciously macabre feast for the darkest recesses of your heart. You know you shouldn’t. But you know you will. The 50 best stories will get published in both paperback and online.
You can read about Twisted vol 1 HERE.
THE LAST DROP Draft 4 by STEVE JONES written for The Impact:50 // With most of the world already annihilated and the blast wave fast approaching, a dedicated Sydney news anchor is persuaded to loosen-up.
THE MUSICAL FAMILY Draft 3 by Margaret Folarin written for The Impact:50 // The impact provides the means to bring together a European musical family full of conflicting egos as its members play a composition that challenges death.
THE PICNIC MINE Draft 2 by Geoff Baier written for The Impact:50 // Little time is left when two families head for safety in a former drift mine fallout shelter, but they face an unexpected challenge.
TIME OF THE MONTH Draft 2 by Giselle Boucher written for The Impact:50 // With no possibility of surviving the devastation of Asteroid KT 1887, Kim a girl aged 12 is really pissed off to be dying before getting her first Period..
That Last Damned Hour Draft 1 by Robbie Gibbon written for The Impact:50 // Bathtub, check. Toaster, Check. Jessica is ready to bid farewell to the world completely unaware of the impending doom that will lead another to finally express his repressed feelings.
The Asteroid, And How It Helped Me Find Love Draft 3 by Raza Auzair Razak written for The Impact:50 // Alex scores a pity date with the girl of his dreams, then an asteroid hits the earth. What seems like the ultimate cock-block turns into the most romantic night of his life.
The Bell Draft 2 by Steve Pool written for Twisted50 vol 2 // A man is unfairly condemned to die from imprisonment under a giant bell. But his friend, a god, has a plan to get him out, if the man accepts his help...
The Cairn Draft 1 by Lee Crompton written for The Impact:50 // Ben and Lilly climb a mountain trail in hope of a better phone signal to contact Ben's girlfriend but discover their honesty finds new heights.
The Carer Draft 1 by Edwina Tyrrell written for Twisted50 // A teenage daughter watches her frail yet abusive mother struggling to get down the stairs. Will fate intervene and take her out of this misery or will she always be “The carer”.
The End Draft 3 by Nic Penrake written for The Impact:50 // An old man spends nearly two hours trying to find a way of watching his favourite classic film, only getting to it in time to play the final scene.
The End Of The World Draft 2 by Paul Barlow written for The Impact:50 // A wife discovers that her husband isn't coming home from the office. (This is pretty much the same story as before, but with the sex of the two characters reversed.)
The First and Final Confession of Billy Taylor Draft 2 by Daley James Francis written for The Impact:50 // As the world is about to end, 8-year-old Billy Taylor heads to Father Brown's confession box to make his first and final confession.
The Forgetting Draft 4 by Philip Martin written for Twisted50 // Dan has latent pyschic powers, he visits a medieval castle to listen to a reading of 'Ghostly Tales'. The stories begin to take on a frightening reality.
The Free Mini-Bar Draft 2 by Thomas Fletcher written for The Impact:50 // Man is away from home on a drab business convention when the news hits; he is trying to contact his family but his wife's phone is dead.
The French Dresser Draft 3 by John Read written for Twisted50 // The beautiful antique dressing table seemed like a bargain. But its true cost would not be paid in money. It came with a very unpleasant history. And a long memory.
The Grand Old Duke of York Draft 1 by Anthony La Pusata written for The Impact:50 // An expedition team is near the top of Everest but their families are at the bottom, they've got one hour left... what would you do?
The Happiest Day Draft 3 by Frank Saunders written for The Impact:50 // Emma's wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of her life, but it's the end of the world and her fiancé is nowhere to be found
The House on Axe Edge Moor Draft 4 by Merlin Ward written for Twisted50 // An old school boarding house in a small mill town on the River Hawk had been on the market for many years when a retired widow paid the asking price, sight unseen.
The Human Race Draft 3 by ben mole written for The Impact:50 // In the final moments before the starting gun in his last street car race, a young man searches the crowd for the girl he loves from afar.
The Last Selfie Draft 2 by Richard Edwards written for The Impact:50 // As the shockwave approaches, two ice-station research scientists quickly cobble together a cell phone, selfie stick and satellite uplink, determined that something of them will survive the impending horror.
The Laughing Room Draft 3 by John Read written for Twisted50 // The Laughing Room sounds like a jolly, happy, fun story. For a while it is. But don't be fooled. This is a wedding night tale of tragedy that spans the centuries.
The Lionfish Draft 2 by Patrick Sambiasi written for The Impact:50 // As a businessman sits alone in his 24th floor loft and watches the blast getting closer, a memory from the past comes to haunt him.
The Newgate Witch Draft 3 by John Read written for Twisted50 // The youing boy was just four years old when he was first visited by the long dead Newgate Witch. He was an innocent who did nothing to deserve what she had planned for him. Possessed for eternity, joined as one with her. Doomed to exist forever as an undead spirit.
The Old Violin Draft 1 by Eurydice Da Silva written for Twisted50 // A woman finds an old violin that turns her into the musician she always dreamed to be, but there is more to the instrument than it seems.
The Picture Draft 2 by Richard Edwards written for The Impact:50 // Oblivious to the growing news stories, a son and daughter try to deal with their aged mother’s dementia and her fixation on an old photograph that feeds her fading memory.
The Price of Romance Draft 1 by Rachel McAdam written for 50 Kisses // A sentient supermarket scanner struggles to impress the checkout girl he falls in love with and loses out to his store worker love rival.
The Rainbow Bridge Draft 3 by Mark Renshaw written for The Impact:50 // A mother and father try to console their daughter after the death of the family dog, even though they know they will soon be joining their beloved pet
The Reckoning Draft 2 by SALLY EASTLAND written for The Impact:50 // When two hardened criminals over power armed prison officers during a desert road trip they are forced to decide whether their final actions will be good or bad.
The Right Draft 2 by Salla Hongisto written for The Impact:50 // The death message reaches a passenger aircraft, but when the pilots finally agree to deliver the message to the passengers, it's already too late...
The Right Thing To Do Draft 3 by Shaun Bond written for The Impact:50 // A commercial flight finds itself airborne in the wrong place at the wrong time, forcing the crew into making a fatal agreement.
The Typo in the Bible Draft 1 by Elisabeth Meier written for The Impact:50 // A supply rocket reaches the ISS, 3 of the 7 current astronauts think they will fly back to Earth soon. A call from Houston changes their plans and suddenly humanity can be rescued by one single woman only.
The View Draft 2 by Richard Edwards written for The Impact:50 // Reconciled to their fate, a middle-aged couple race to the clifftops in their battered VW camper van, determined to secure a good spot from which to watch the gathering storm.
Things to Do as You Wait for the End of the World and Your Inevitable Demise Draft 2 by David Marantz written for The Impact:50 // Admit it: you'd be doing it too.
Tied Draft 4 by Jacqueline Jager written for The Impact:50 // Unaware of the pending catastrophe, Stacy is left by her lover in an unfortunate position which will surprise her boyfriend who´s done everything to see her one last time.
Till Death Do Us Part - Draft 3 Draft 3 by Roscoe Kleinloog written for The Impact:50 // A grandmother, suffering from dementia, with her caring husband share their last moments in earth struggling with the aged disease before the impact of the meteor.
To the Top Draft 4 by Jacqueline Jager written for The Impact:50 // Not sad about the end of the world but wanting to go out in their own way Victor and his dog Alma try to make it to the top of the mountain one last time.
Together Draft 3 by Jade Syed-Bokhari written for The Impact:50 // An estranged husband and father, unearths the body of his murdered child. He kills the killer as he makes one last long distance call to be with his wife and daughter.
ToonTown (formerly The Greatest Sound in the World) Draft 2 by MJ Simpson written for The Impact:50 // The ToonTown Channel: broadcasting classic cartoons right up to the end of the world.
Trick or Treat Draft 2 by SALLY EASTLAND written for Twisted50 // A young boy Wills enjoys telling his younger twin siblings tales of scary ghosts and monsters, until they eerily become more adept at it!
Turbulence Draft 1 by Christopher Woodring written for The Impact:50 // As two pilots prepare to tell their passengers a meteor is headed their way, they face the most important decision of all: is it considered turbulence?
Turning Pages Draft 3 by Toby Nicholson written for The Impact:50 // A homeless woman's attempts to finish her book are hampered by her attention-seeking neighbour who accidentally destroys the final few pages.