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 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 […]
The base of the green vinyl chair Benjamin had slumped in creaked and groaned under his shifting weight as he watched the door. He leaned away from the once white wall, darkened by age and dirty handprints. Without a phone, he didn’t know how many hours had passed since he arrived or if it was […]
That’s right, it’s launch day, and we’ve got some wonderful shenanigans to share with you! First up, let’s set the stage with a reading from Chapter 5 of Chasing the Storm. Next, a proper introduction to the Pencil on Paper team. Kaleigh asks me a bunch of questions about the end of The Storm series, […]