Darker Side Endings

Fiction - Horror
99 Pages
Reviewed on 09/26/2013
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Author Biography

Kelvin Kettle lives in Mapleville, Rhode Island with his wife and cat. He took a writing course with Writers Digest to further help him enhance his writing abilities.
Kelvin's genre of reading and writing is horror/suspense/thriller/fantasy/adventure. He loves to entertain his readers with his dark imagination. He likes to write stories that are different and that will capture a readers attention right away.
Kelvin has been writing stories ever since he was a kid of about ten years old. He always enjoyed entertaining his friends in school with short stories like, Attack of the Squirrels, Bright Eyes and Computer Dating.
He was often told by his friends and teachers that he was a good writer and that he should consider writing for a living. It's been a long road for Kelvin, but he hopes that readers will discover him, get scared and be entertained. He is always flattered when a reader enjoys his stories.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Darker Side Endings by Kelvin Kettle is a set of 8 horror stories. All the eight stories - Spikes, Shanglin Forest,The Black Egg, Date Mistake, Amanda in Red, The Student, The Pretty Lady and The Devil's Altar - are unique with a common thread of horror, intrigue, mystery, and suspense running through them. 'Spikes' is about a murder case where the suspect is an attractive woman. 'Shanglin Forest' is a story about Shanglin Forest when Shanglin is the King and how the forest sees a lot of bloodshed. 'The Black Egg' is a dark story of how terror strikes when this egg hatches. 'Date Mistake' is the lighter of the stories of how all of Jake's date meetings go awry. 'Amanda In Red' is a creepy story of a girl who is visible only to one person and he sees her wearing a blood stained white dress. 'The Student' is about Carl Stone who was accused of murdering girls and how he is taught a lesson. 'The Pretty Lady' is an intriguing story of a lady in white who shows up to James Denny. The last short story, 'The Devil's Altar' is a horrifying story of five friends who find out their party at the Devil's Altar might be their last party.

Some stories are creepy, some bizarre, some weird, and some scary to make it an interesting collection for the reader. All the stories leave the readers hooked to the book. The author has written different types of stories that are all horror related. There is a sense of urgency and fear in all the stories that makes them fast paced.

Lee Ashford

Darker Side Endings by Kelvin Kettle is a collection of eight stories hatched in the mind of the author. Each of these stories is entirely unique within this book. When I say “unique”, I guess I really mean some are bizarre, some are weird, some a bit creepy, one on the sentimental side, and so on. Nevertheless, regardless of the individual slants, each of these tales is entertaining. Many of the tales belong in the Horror genre, but others almost defy classification. Then there’s my personal favorite: “The Student.” This is one of those stories where, when it’s all over, you think, “Good. That saved the taxpayers some money.” Or something along those lines. I guess you’ll have to read it to know what I mean.

The selection of tales showcases a wide-ranging scope of talent. Kelvin has demonstrated that he writes well in several genres. However, it is my opinion that his greatest talent lies in the Horror genre. Kelvin seems to have a knack for Horror of all types. Whether the focus is monsters, ghosts, sexual deviants, or plain old vanilla psychopaths, Kelvin Kettle makes it work. I guess this is where I’m supposed to say “I’d like to see ‘The Student’ expanded into a novel,” but the fact is I’m very happy with Kelvin’s short stories! Kelvin Kettle has a couple publications under his belt; I hope he’s got a couple more waiting their turn to be told. If Darker Side Endings is any indication of Kelvin’s writing ability, he should have several good stories waiting their turn.


The author of this short story compilation, Mr. Kelvin Kettle, asked me personally for an honest review. I had purchased this on Amazon a short time ago and had planned to read it anyway, so I thought why not the present...

These stories are wonderful. Mr. Kettle put some great detail to his characters and some (especially The Black Egg & Date Mistake) actually gave me chills. All of the stories are easy to follow and draw the reader in completely.

As an avid reader of horror stories, short or novel length, I truly enjoyed Mr. Kettles works. A recommended read for an audience 16 and older

Thersa F

Darker Side Endings is just that . . . .a collection of 8 horror stories that have dark endings. Each story has its on creep factor and the endings are just mind blowing. Story 1 starts out with a beautiful girl that loves to dress up in leather, who and what she becomes is a story all on its own. . . . . The twist and turns that Kettle takes you on is better than any fun house ride! Each story is well written and you see it so clearly in your mind while reading. This is a great read for a cold, spooky Halloween night!!

My favorite of the 8 short stories by far was; The Student. Carl Stone is a English Language teacher at a Providence School. He is intrigued by the essence of youth from the younger girls. When 16 yr old, Paula takes an interest into Carl he is all for it . . . . but, what he doesn't know is she is aware of his dark side. . . . . his past will come back to haunt him.

Cyril Patric Feerick

I'm never sure about collections of short stories. I've had some bad experiences.. But not this time! "Darker Side Endings" by Kelvin Kettle is a collection of amazing stories... There is something in it for everyone. Eight short horror/suspense stories that are gripping and colourful. Kevin does a great job of painting the picture with his choice of words. While reading, I could hear each of the character's voices and picture the scene very clearly. Well worth reading for the short story enthusiast.


This was a great collection of stories. They were all well written, and kept me on edge the whole time. Its been awhile since I read a story that took me by surprise. I look forward to more from this author

A. Barkley

I like a good scary book every once in awhile. This was definitely a good, scary book!!


Excellent read! Loved it! First time reading this author, and looking forward to the next book! I can't wait! Fabulous!


If you like to be scared and entertained at the same time, this book is for you. Collection of short thrillers, each one scarier and more entertaining than the next. Interesting characters and thought provoking story lines. The author makes you feel that you are watching the action unfold before your eyes. Once you are finished you are left wanting more and wondering why did it have to end.


This is a great read... A bunch of stories that will keep the pages turning, and will keep the hair on the back of your neck standing straight up! Very nice stuff!

I can see this being read around a few campfires this summer!