MYSTERY & THRILLER

Short Stories

Lincoln Reed's mystery and thriller stories have been featured in online magazines and print anthologies, including Havok Publishing, Springer Mountain Press, and Dragon Soul Press. 

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"DON'T BREATHE HIS NAME"

After discovering her truck’s tires have been mysteriously slashed while she spent a day hunting in the Montana wilderness, teenager Lisa Murtaugh must trek alone toward home and safety before a supernatural creature kills her. 

Publishes October 30, 2021 from Dragon Soul Press in their All Dark Places 3 horror anthology.

"JESTER'S MAZE"

Enter the corn maze if you dare. 

Published October 11, 2021.

"THE SCRIPT DOCTOR"

Judy Suarez and her naive assistant fix plot holes for screenwriters and the mafia.

 

Featured in Havok's Mystery Monday, August 2021.

"BENEATH THE SKIN"

When police academy cadet Everett Lang unknowingly matches with a murderer on a dating app, he has 30 minutes to solve a series of Valentine’s Day riddles before he’s blown up.

Featured in Dragon Soul Press's Murder and Mayhem anthology, published July 30, 2021.

"DEATH DON'T KISS"

A fallen angel known as The Debt Collector struggles to complete his final bounty—killing a woman he believes doesn't deserve to die.

 

Published in July 2021 by Springer Mountain Press in their debut horror anthology. 

"BEWARE THE WINTER MAN"

Be careful what you take. It may seem like a simple act of thievery, but all things have consequences.

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Thriller Thursday, June 2021.

"TRITANOPIA"

He needs money. And he's going to die for it. But not without getting his last rites from a priest. Why did he have to pick the one with the jokes?

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Mystery Monday, April 2021. 

"GREEN LIMBO"

"Your murderer comes for you, and there’s nothing you can do. In the delirium of a St. Patrick’s night celebration, you’re easy pickings. With its relentless and hypnotic pace, -'Green Limbo' is one cautionary tale you’ll not soon forget." 

— Havok Publishing's editors, the Weekend Scoreboard for March 2021

"DEADLINE"

A secluded writer struggles to finish a manuscript after a meteorite hits the earth.

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Mystery Monday, April 2020.