Shane Kroetsch writes dark and introspective fiction. He also likes to build projects out of old junk, paint sad little blanket ghosts, ride vintage bikes, and shake his butt while the vinyl spins.
Available now! It’s been two years since the storm forever changed the world. An experienced hunting guide, Krystal, leads a group of amateurs on an outing to commemorate the anniversary of the event. After stumbling upon a facility concealed in the wilds of northern Ontario, she is forced into a conflict she thought was […]
No electricity. No communication. No way to escape the storm raging on the horizon. The search for somewhere to belong leads two strangers, Jacob and Mati, to a secluded Ontario community as its residents encounter unthinkable tragedy. In the shadows, an outlier, Alex, faces the end of the world head on and finds a new […]
Oh hi. I have a short one for you today. While I normally write dark and weird, this one even surprised me. Maybe the spooky month is having an effect on me? Have a listen, I hope you enjoy. Keep an eye out for my second Stories from the Dark post in honour of Halloween […]
I took the phone off the hook. Not that anyone knows where we are. Past the flickering neon vacancy sign, the stars begin to fade with the light of a new day. I don’t remember the last time I saw the sunrise. Part of me hopes it won’t ever happen again. When we met, love […]
Oh hi. I seem to be fond of smelly old dirt floor basements and putting people in circumstances they would rather not be in. Not that I enjoy these things necessarily, I suppose it’s a way for me to express my fears to the world. I also like creeping people out. In a fun way […]
Oscar raises his eyes with one hand held at his brow to shield them. Written high on the weather-beaten panels of the fence are the words, ‘keep going’. Underneath the drips of paint creeping down from each letter, an arrow points north along the street. It asks those yearning for safety to wade into the […]
For this episode of Stories from the Dark I’m trying something new. The vision in my head doesn’t always translate to the real world, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work out in the end. Are you a fan of weird camera angles and shadows? Do you really want to see my weird facial expressions […]