Teaser Tuesday #175 ~ Fear Of The Scarecrow

Posted: October 18, 2016 in horror, reviews, Short stories and collections
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from

Fear Of The Scarecrow

by Anthony Renfro


Genre: Horror


My Teaser

He read these words out loud.

“By the light of the moon!” “Avenge Me!”

Tommy looked from the moon to the scarecrow, who was now alive.


My Review

They say that vengeance comes at a price. One man sure learns that the hard way when he calls something up from hell to to his bidding. And so do his targets.

This would be the perfect campfire tale. The author sets the tone. Gives you the plot. Then scares the crap out of ya.

As this is a short story, there’s not a lot of character development. Not much is needed. You get the picture pretty quick.  It’s all over in about 15 minutes. If you like small bites of good old fashioned horror, you”ll enjoy this one.

5 Stars



This short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge seeking justice. Sometimes justice comes with a price.



There’s also a bonus short story included in the eBook.

Gluten Free

My Teaser

What’s that? I hear a car pulling up outside, footsteps on the gravel parking lot, footsteps on the concrete stoop in front of the door, a knock, my death rattle. Okay, folks, let me answer the door.

“You order the pizza?”


My Review

I love cheese. Macaroni & cheese. Lasagna. Tacos. All cheesy good. But, best of all….Pizza! I could eat pizza every day. Imagine not being able to eat your favorite food. Not being able to eat anything with gluten in it. Talk about being miserable.

One man has taken all he can take. He’s denied himself all of his favorite foods for more years than he cares to remember. He wants his pizza. And he’s gonna have it. Will it kill him? Yes. Does he still want it? Yes.

Anthony sucked me in right from the beginning. He chose a fascinating way to tell this story. I was squirming in no time.  It’s a hard one to swallow. A really good horror story that chews you up and spits you out.

5 Stars



Suicide by Gluten? In this short story one man opts out in a most unusual way.


And one more Bonus short story included in this eBook.

A Haunted House Tale

My Teaser

“Do you think we should go up there? I mean, it looks unsafe and super spooky. What if the stories about this place are true?”


My Review

They must have seen the movies, read the books. Yet these five friends think it won’t happen to them.

Clearly something will and does.

The legend is, if you survive the night, you receive untold riches.

The temptation lures them in.

There’s safety in numbers, right?

Then it all goes south and everyone is scrambling to get out.

I never get tired of these stories. I was thinking of Scream, the movie, where they go over all of the rules of what not to do.

If these characters had any sense, they’d know not to go in that house, but then I wouldn’t have had such fun reading what happens to them.

3 Stars



This short story is about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town’s most infamous haunted house. Will they live to see the morning?


How about you? Got a tease? Tell me!

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  1. Silvia says:

    Who’s afraid of scarecrows? *raises her trembling hand* Alive? *runs like there is no tomorrow* Yep, that should definitely do for quite the horror . . . Thanks for the chills!

    Here’s my TT :)

  2. Sounds like some interesting short stories! :)


  3. Alice Audrey says:

    So… suicide by danish? Sounds like a fun way to go.

  4. Small snips of horror are all I can handle.

  5. mysm2000 says:

    I love a chilling murder mystery but spooky, creepy, I can’t handle. I hope you enjoy it, though. Here’s my Tuesday intro and teaser link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1i9

  6. Scary stuff! Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “THE LONDON TRAIN”

  7. This definitely sounds like a fun one to pick up — maybe for my bus commutes to/from work!

  8. suzanna says:

    Ooh a perfect way to get you in the Hallowe’en mood. Although I grinned at the idea of Death by Pizza – that’s not even funny!

  9. sjhigbee says:

    It’s that time of year, again – isn’t it?? Thank you for sharing:)

  10. ljennison says:

    Love your teasers. Perfect reading for October. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Shoshi says:

    Sounds like some great books! Happy reading!
    Here is mine: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/teaser-tuesday4952373

  12. Your teaser certainly is an attention grabber! This sounds like a fun read, especially this time of year.

  13. These all sound perfect for the Halloween season. Ha ha. Pizza is my downfall from becoming a full vegan because I LOVE PIZZA and it just doesn’t taste the same without real cheese. XD

    I added my first Tuesday Teaser to my Tell Me Tuesdsy post.

  14. yvonne473 says:

    This sounds interesting.

  15. Colline says:

    A story from the viewpoint of a scarecrow. Interesting!

  16. what a catching one! thanks for sharing.

  17. I love that cover for Fear of the Scarecrow and LOVED the story. One of his best.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  18. atothewr says:

    Thanks for posting these great teases. You sold them well. You rock! Thanks for the support. Can’t say that enough.

  19. Candid Cover says:

    Short stories are always so much fun to read. This book sounds like it has the perfect amount of horror for me. I am not sure that I could handle a whole horror novel, but a short story might be up my alley. :)

  20. Eustacia Tan says:

    Interesting! Short stories are tricky, but these sound good!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yeah. Sometimes they are more like excerpts from larger ones. These are all complete ,and scary fun.

  21. Kym Thorpe says:

    A scarecrow that comes alive is one of the scarier things I can think of! o.O Looks like an interesting collection of short stories. Thanks for visiting my Teaser this week!

  22. Yvo says:

    It sounds like an interesting read, I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

  23. Hi Laura,

    I am not generally a huge fan of short story collections, but sometimes they are good for fill in reads, when I can’t decide which full length book I want to read next!

    I’m not so sure that I agree with you about your first story being good for campfire reading though. First off, you will never ever find me camping anywhere, if it hasn’t got four walls and a roof, a bed and all mod cons, then you’ll find me at home. Secondly, the thought of a scarecrow coming to life would have me running for the hills.

    There used to be a children’s television programme called ‘Worzel Gummidge’, who together with his girlfriend ‘Aunt Sally’ were talking scarecrows. Even that used to give me the creeeps :)

    Thanks for sharing your lines and your great review :)