• Phil Thomas

Dinner, Drinks and Ectoplasm FREE eBook Short Story Collection

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Hello, world. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my free eBook, Dinner, Drinks, and Ectoplasm, a short story and flash fiction collection that I created in my laboratory while developing Covid-19 vaccines. You can download a free copy by following the link below:


https://www.free-ebooks.net/horror-gothic/Dinner-Drinks-and-Ectoplasm


Although this is not a Halloween collection, a few of the stories revolve around the spooky holiday—the best holiday, in my opinion. “The Pumpkin Carvers,” “Smiling jack,” “Bonnie,” and “That Time of Year,” celebrate All Hallows Eve in all its orange and black glory.

A few other themes you'll find here range from a creepy family that arrives at a boarding house in “The Boarders,” a businessman who decides to date a ghost in “Dinner, Drinks, and Ectoplasm,” and a possessed priest who hunts his parishioners during his nocturnal hours in “Lynn,” to name a few. Many have been sitting on the shelf for some time, so I decided to release them all in one place to further implement my plan of world domination by poisoning the masses.


I'm currently working on more ideas to rot your mind. And as my father used to say when I was a kid, "Phil, stop watching those horror movies. They'll rot your mind." I didn't listen.

Be on the lookout for my upcoming novel, The Poe Predicament, released by Foundations Publishing, and also Worst Afterlife Ever, published by, well, I'm not sure yet. But I'll keep you posted on that. You'll find the first few chapters of those two novels in the back of the book.


Enjoy, and I love feedback, so drop me a line and let me hear your thoughts. You can email me at extraordinary117@gmail.com. Follow me on Twitter at philthomas@filmauthor1 and Facebook at facebook.com/phil.thomas.50115

And if the mood strikes you, check out What Are You Afraid Of?—a horror and paranormal radio show that I co-host with author T. Fox Dunham. It airs on Friday nights at 9:00 on Para-X Radio, and you can find the complete episode list on our show's website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

There you'll find interviews with wonderful guests such as Lloyd Kaufman, Katrina Weidman, Joe R. Lansdale, Grady Hendrix, Greg Bear, Daniel Kraus, and many more. We'd love to have you—because the basement isn't full yet.

I hope you enjoy the collection.


Phil Thomas

November 2020


Table of Contents:


The Darker Season…………………...Page 6

That Time of Year……………………..Page 13

The Boarders………………………….Page 18

Smiling Jack…………….....................Page 23

The Clown Code……………………...Page 25

Dinner, Drinks, and Ectoplasm……...Page 29

Lynn……………………………...........Page 34

The Pumpkin Carvers………………..Page 48

The Floating Guillotine…………........Page 54

The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle…….Page 57

The Static Age………………………..Page 60

Bonnie………………………………....Page 98

The Poe Predicament (Sample)….....Page 111

Worst. Afterlife. Ever. (Sample)……..Page 120

Closing Thoughts……………………..Page 143

Before you take your seat, keep a few things in mind…

Don’t drink the green stuff unless you’d like to experience bouts of terror, visions of walking scarecrows, killer guillotines, human Halloween displays, immortal boarding house guests, Dracula’s castle, plus much more.

Author Phil Thomas presents eleven all-new cauldron bubbling tales conjured for you in his laboratory basement. Just don’t let the door lock behind you.





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