Keep You Cold: Chilling Tales

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20th Century (multiple decades),Contemporary

AJ Franks

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Delve into the darker side of humanity and the supernatural.. Keep You Cold explores what happens during our final moments before death and other nightmarish concepts like a child's vengeance from beyond the grave, obsession and the thrills of killing.



Short Summary

In the first story, Lydia, a widowed mother-to-be, is unknowingly forced into a miscarriage by her resentful and jealous mother-in-law. Once she understands what's happening, desperate to save herself and her child, Lydia protects herself by whatever means necessary - including murder.


Portland, Oregon

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity,Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Lydia

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable,Selfless,Skillful,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Ina

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Villainous,Narcisstic,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Arlo

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy,Desperate,Insecure,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Jared Jacobson

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Badass,Leader,Masculine,Unapologetic

About The Author

AJ Franks is a Portland-based author and playwright. His most current works include "Keep You Cold: Chilling Tales" and the stage play, "Bereavement," which debuted at the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival. He was a semi-finalist in FiLMLaB’s 2013 Script-to-Screen contest with his original short screenplay, "Sometime Over Coffee."

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Inkwater Press

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available