Author Archives: derekailes2003

About derekailes2003

I am a science fiction & horror writer from Valparaiso, Indiana. I also love to write horror stories about zombies and cats. I am also a political satirist. In 1985 I wrote my first short story: "The Day It Rained Candy." I also started writing a science fiction series called "Power Force." In 1994 I published my first short story: "The Night Of the Living Redheads." I am currently writing horror short stories with my brother, Mark Cusco Ailes, for the horror collection: "The Second Journey Into The Unknown." In 2015 I will celebrate my 30th Anniversary as a writer. My writing influences are Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ira Levin, Terry Brooks, R. Karl Largent, Zombie Fiction Writers. I started reading heavily at the age of five and by middle school I had read close to 200 books or more. I'm not talking just thin children's books. I mean Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Star Trek and Star Wars novels and more. I grew up watching Tales From The Crypt, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Darkside, Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica (the original series) old time horror films with Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. I also love watching all of the low-budget Full Moon Videos: Puppet Masters and the Trancers. I'm big into 80s horror films: Friday, the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween.

Fatter by Derek Ailes

Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
Billy Bullock stood by the registers flirting with two short, thin blonde cashiers he worked with at Mega-Mart in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was an ordinary average guy with short, black hair and a medium…

Fatter by Derek Ailes

Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
Billy Bullock stood by the registers flirting with two short, thin blonde cashiers he worked with at Mega-Mart in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was an ordinary average guy with short, black hair and a medium…

Short Fiction Break News!

Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
At the first of every month, we take a quick break from sharing short stories to talk about what is happening in the Short Fiction Break community. Events in the writing lives of our…

Short Fiction Break News!

Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
At the first of every month, we take a quick break from sharing short stories to talk about what is happening in the Short Fiction Break community. Events in the writing lives of our…

The Padded Cell by Derek Ailes

Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
From: Catfurnado: Oh Meow No!, Zombies and Psychotic Women “Let go of me, Pig!” Jason screamed as the police officer forcefully pushed him through the long hallway at Porter Memorial Hospital leading to the…

The Padded Cell by Derek Ailes

Originally posted on Short Fiction Break:
From: Catfurnado: Oh Meow No!, Zombies and Psychotic Women “Let go of me, Pig!” Jason screamed as the police officer forcefully pushed him through the long hallway at Porter Memorial Hospital leading to the…

Teaser: Nerys Wheatley #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Mutation by Nerys Wheatley Chapter one teaser   ? The scream jarred Alex awake. He swiped his dark hair from his eyes and stared up at the swirling artex pattern on the ceiling of his…

Teaser: Nerys Wheatley #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Mutation by Nerys Wheatley Chapter one teaser   ? The scream jarred Alex awake. He swiped his dark hair from his eyes and stared up at the swirling artex pattern on the ceiling of his…

Teaser: Michael Robertson #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
The Alpha Plague – Teaser   Chapter One       Alice pressed her fork down on her steak. The soft meat leaked a pool of blood that spread over her white plate. It soaked…

Teaser: Michael Robertson #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
The Alpha Plague – Teaser   Chapter One       Alice pressed her fork down on her steak. The soft meat leaked a pool of blood that spread over her white plate. It soaked…

Teaser: Heath Stallcup #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Bob Jennings followed the trail of blood splatters as best he could. He cursed himself for not being more of an outdoorsman. He did take a lot of pride in his son, though. More often…

Teaser: Heath Stallcup #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Bob Jennings followed the trail of blood splatters as best he could. He cursed himself for not being more of an outdoorsman. He did take a lot of pride in his son, though. More often…

Teaser: John O’Brien #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Teaser from A New World: Untold Stories 2 John O’Brien ? Then, almost as if a switch had been thrown, everything went quiet. No one responded to queries, no one issued ongoing situational reports. The…

Teaser: John O’Brien #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Teaser from A New World: Untold Stories 2 John O’Brien ? Then, almost as if a switch had been thrown, everything went quiet. No one responded to queries, no one issued ongoing situational reports. The…

Teaser: Rob E Boley #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
TEASER THAT RISEN SNOW: A SCARY TALE OF SNOW WHITE & ZOMBIES By Rob E. Boley     THE CURSED GIRL NAMED Snow has slept for many moons, but it’s the dwarf renamed Grouchy who’s…

Teaser: Rob E Boley #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
TEASER THAT RISEN SNOW: A SCARY TALE OF SNOW WHITE & ZOMBIES By Rob E. Boley     THE CURSED GIRL NAMED Snow has slept for many moons, but it’s the dwarf renamed Grouchy who’s…

Guest Post: Mike Evans #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Time By Mike Evans ? Do you think that it would be harder or easier to survive as the apocalypse went and went? I know some of you are saying, Christ as time goes by…

Guest Post: Mike Evans #WinterofZombie

Originally posted on Dying Days:
Time By Mike Evans ? Do you think that it would be harder or easier to survive as the apocalypse went and went? I know some of you are saying, Christ as time goes by…