The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar. Are you looking for something slightly weird to read, kind of bizarre but still kind of funny, maybe even a little scary? Try one of the “what if” stories in this collection and you are likely to get the creeps. Like “what if…” the wildest adventure ride at the carnival got a man-eating mean streak? Read just one of stories, or maybe two, or eat up whole bunch when you’re in the mood for something a little far-fetched, spooky and funny all at the same time.