Face Your Fears!

Face Your Fears!

Face Your Fears!

Short Story by Stefon Mears



Dusk. When darkness rises and daylight safety ebbs away. Even here, in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, where streets border forestland.
Harold fears the night. Legacy of a fright at Crater Lake. But a success seminar sends Harold outside the safety of his home, facing his greatest fear.
Unaware that something followed him from Crater Lake…
“Face Your Fears!” a tense, scary short story about dealing with fears, both mundane and supernatural. From Stefon Mears, author of The House on Cedar Street and the Ars Portlandia series.


Stefon Mears earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from N.I.L.A., and his B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Ritual and Mythology) from U.C. Berkeley. Stefon’s short pieces have sold to magazines such as Fireside and Strange Horizons and anthologies edited by Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Kerrie L. Hughes, and John Helfers. He has published eighteen books to date, including The Telepath Trilogy. Look for him online at, on GooglePlus, or @stefonmears on Twitter. Sign up for his newsletter at, or his Patreon at