Tech Writer Horror Stories

The scariest entrants from 2012 and 2011 Tech Writer Halloween Horror Stories Weeks. Thank you to all who submitted dark tales.

Fear Itself

The creature lurched toward him. Richard felt another fit coming on; this was like living in one of his many nightmares. His heart pounding, Richard bolted into the car and slammed the door. It didn’t lock all the way, however, and Richard watched in slow-motion horror as the thing grabbed the door handle and forced itself halfway inside the car. Continue reading ...

The Zombie Project Manager

Someone was hammering the keyboard. We quietly entered. I flipped on the light. There was John. Or what used to be John. He looked like some rotted corpse from the TV series “The Walking Dead.” Years in the corporate environment had deadened him. He looked like a sleepwalking zombie. Continue reading ...

tale from content management crypt

A Tale from the Content Management Crypt

Like all good horror stories, this one starts with a group of normal people engaging in a convivial discussion—one full of optimism and hope. It began as an online discussion about how all content management investments generate some good. But, “The Perfect CMS Failure” could strike fear into the most optimistic content professional's heart. Continue reading ...

Monster: A Halloween Horror Story

A group of misfit geeks are harassed in high school to a point they are ready to take a stand and get back some of their dignity. Their plans are to become hideous monsters and take out their revenge on their classmates at this year’s Halloween party. But can they make the transformation back or will they be monsters forever? Continue reading ...

welcome to neunet

Welcome to Neunet. What Would You Like to Know?

She checked herself in the mirror, straightened her jacket and tried to look confident. The knowledge that anxiety made her epilepsy worse did nothing to ease her mind, as she imagined having a seizure in front of the people she was supposed to be impressing. She frowned at herself briefly, then took a deep breath and stepped out of the ladies' and back onto the foyer of Neunet Plc, the self-styled “supercomputer supercompany.” Continue reading ...

zombie success story

Onshoring: a Zombie Success Story – Part 2

Not only did I not eat the donuts; I went across the street for my chai. No sense taking any chances, and I needed a change of scene to think things through. What I’d learned about zombies was only reassuring from the perspective that nobody would be trying to eat my brain at work, and we wouldn't be locking the doors and hiding out with shotguns and talwars to ward off the zombie apocalypse. Continue reading ...