Chris Sarantopoulos – Speculative Fiction Writer











Ground Floor, Second Room To The Left (short story)

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Be careful where you venture.

When Joe and Lucy, lovingly married, enter a derelict house to scavenge, the door locks behind them, trapping the couple in a half destroyed room. Lucy is claustrophobic and needs to get out. When Joe tries to break the lock, unnerving messages written in blood appear on the walls, asking the same thing from both. The price for freedom in steep, and unless they act fast, they will die trapped.

A short story

  • I really enjoyed this horror short story! I wasn’t sure about it in the very beginning but the horror slowly creeps in more and more while it brings what’s truly happening to light. I can’t stop thinking about that ending! For a quick read it packs a punch!” – Amazon reviewer

Wisps Of Memory (short story)

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The end doesn’t always come with a bang.

Ian is a loner middle-aged man who lives with the memories of his daughters and grandson, rather than with them. He hopes that they will remember him during the holiday. In the meantime, his nearly paralysed arm starts twitching uncontrollably. A couple of weeks before Christmas, his last friend leaves the country, and Ian finds himself with no one in his life. Day by day, he feels life ebbing away from him.

A short story

  • […] story and concept was great and emotional. It was very quick read that you can take in between books. Those who love to read short stories I would recommend this one.” – Amazon reviewer
  • A very short, haunting tale about isolation and loneliness.” – Amazon reviewer

At Horizon’s End (short story)

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Death made a mistake.

The Man Who Fed On Tears always knows whose time it is to pluck from the world of the living. His existence is one of a symbiosis between his need for the tears and woe he causes to those closest to the deceased, and the natural order of life and death to which he is bound. He never questions himself or his actions and has never made a mistake. Until now.

Stella is a four-year-old girl who misses her mommy and wants to see her again. She doesn’t yet understand the concept of loss, so when she sees close family members crying, she tries to stay cheerful and optimistic. After all, Mommy said they’d see each other again when the time comes At Horizon’s End. So if they’ll meet again, why is everyone crying?

  • At its conclusion, I immediately wanted to read more from the author. Highly recommended and I look forward to future releases.” – Amazon reviewer
  • This is a story of love, a short, sharp piece of prose which I really did enjoy. The conclusion is strong and raises some interesting speculations which adds to the overall story. It’s a lovely piece of writing, it won’t take you long to finish but if you are anything like this reader you will think on it for a good time after.” – Amazon reviewer

The Man Behind The Bar (short story)

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The past never stays hidden or forgotten. Ben Stingler left his past for a quiet life, until a young man steps in his bar, and brings with him all the things Ben tried to put behind him five years ago. An overdue debt is back on the table.

  • An intense, gripping thrill ride! From the character descriptions and language to the way the author sets the tone, I have found myself wishing it wasn’t over!” – Amazon reviewer
  • I really enjoyed this story. Plenty of twists, and I like the author’s style of writing. Excellent read!” – Amazon reviewer

Wisps of Memory” (short story) 9Tales Told in the Dark Issue 12 (April 2016)

The Darkening” (short story) Voluted Tales Digital Literary Magazine, Darkness Internal Issue 3. Published on October 2014

When Hades Felt” (short story) Eternal Haunted Summer Digital Literary Magazine Autumn Equinox 2014 Issue. Published on September 2014

You Die When I Die” (short story) Beyond Imagination Digital Literary Magazine Issue 4. Published on June 2014