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11/20/2021

Hell Hare House Short Reads Book 1

A secret revealed. A legacy undone. A horror immortalized. For generations, the Berdeaux family name had been synonymous with hospitality and distinction. But that all changed in the summer of 1979, when Dewey Berdeaux’s “hobby” came to light. It was a revelation that stunned the town of Barrville, and ever since then, the Berdeaux family mansion has stood as a grim reminder—with its fair share of ghosts, if rumour is to be believed. Now, a brother and sister will bring their team of paranormal investigators to the ancestral home, seeking evidence of the supernatural. They aim to show the world there is something more beyond our passing. But sometimes, some things are better left unseen. . .

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“Crap Job”

11/11/2021

Executive Dread: Tales of Office Horror

Someone’s making a stink in the men’s restroom—but who?

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“Swarms”

11/7/2021

Trembling With Fear

A drabble of medieval revenge . . .

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“Song and Flame,” “Crack Shot,” “Weasels,” “To Astound,” & “The L Word”

10/31/2021

Festival of Fear: Under the Big Top Drabbles 1

Everyone loves when a good festival or carnival rolls into town. But what happens when the carnival becomes a thing of nightmares?

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“Liliac”, “Mind Your Head”, “Picked”, “TP Terror”, & “Fish and Fortune”

10/30/2021

Halloween Frights (Holiday Horrors)

This anthology from Black Ink Fiction has 150+ bite-sized horror treats for your enjoyment.

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“Nia and Jamie”

10/30/2021

Last Stop: Horror on Route 13

A terrifying journey into America’s forgotten regions; a shared-world anthology of dread. Take a trip down Route 13—if you dare . . .

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“Sprung”

10/19/2021

Play: A Toy Horror Anthology

A flash-fiction piece about a rather peculiar toy . . .

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“The Atrocity”

10/10/2021

Merfolk (Fiction 500 Book 2)

Mermaids have enthralled us for centuries. Enter underwater worlds and enjoy these aquatic short tales sure to delight!

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“Pretty Bird”

10/3/2021

Trembling With Fear

A canary in a coal mine sure is a-tweetin’ in this drabble.

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“Thirst of the Chedipe,” “Hunger of the Bal-Bal,” & “Search of the Skondhokata”

9/30/2021

Mythical Beings of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Book 4)

This anthology includes 60 drabbles (100-word stories) and 2 bonus flash stories inspired by Asian folklore.

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“Basz in Toyland”

9/21/2021

Legends of Night: A Horror Anthology

This story sees a toy collector getting a line on some extremely rare items—items with a dark and mysterious past . . .

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“Wednesday at Huang’s” & “That Saying, About Blood and Water”

9/12/2021

100 Ways to Die

Death comes in many forms--always lurking, always watching. Join us in exploring 100 different ways to die--in the most unique and horrific ways.

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“Grandpa”

9/12/2021

Trembling With Fear

Skeletons come out of the closet in this drabble . . .

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“Dominion”

8/31/2021

Reign: A Dark Fantasy Anthology

Death holds dominion in this piece of flash fiction. . .

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“Sweet as Could Be”

8/31/2021

666 (Dark Drabbles Book 11)

It doesn't always pay to be sweet. . .

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“Shoot,” “Before the Keres,” “Ankou's Cart,” “Nimitznequi,” & “Izanami's Promise”

8/31/2021

Reaper Man: Drabbles 3 (Legends of Night)

Authors from all over the world pursue Death in this collection of 100-word stories from Black Ink Fiction.

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“Dessert”

8/24/2021

Haunt: A Supernatural Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 6)

There's nothing like a sweet dessert. . .

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“Night People”

8/18/2021

Rock Band: An Anthology of Music-Inspired Dark Microfiction

A drabble inspired by the Dio song of the same name. . .

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“The Words”

8/17/2021

Revelations: A Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Anthology

A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world takes a rare risk in this short story. . .

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“Barking Mad”

8/13/2021

Sanitarium Magazine, Issue 4 (2021)

The barker of this freak-show ran his mouth one too many times. . .

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“Black Magic Treehouse,” “Here Comes the Big One,” “BBQ AYOR,” “Bright and Bold,” & “Red Water Rafting”

8/3/2021

Summer Terrors (Holiday Horrors)

Summertime stories in 100 word format, from authors all over the world.

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“Purblind”

8/1/2021

Trembling With Fear

The future is filled with marvels—and opportunity. . .

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“The Scout”

7/31/2021

Contact: A Science Fiction Anthology

A Native American warrior encounters a strange adversary in this piece of flash fiction. . .

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“Calling, Service, & Reward” & “Truck Nuts”

7/31/2021

Trembling With Fear: More Tales From the Tree Vol. 3

This collection features all of the Unholy Trinities and holiday specials published on The Horror Tree website throughout 2020. . .

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“The Pale Lass,” “Ascending,” “Cardio,” “Moonshot,” & “Sanguis”

7/13/2021

Bloodlust: Drabbles 2 (Legends of Night)

Authors from all over the world bring you succinct stories to curdle your blood… such sweet, sweet blood. . .

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“Reared”

7/11/2021

Trembling With Fear

The maternal instinct is strong, even in the wildest of creatures . . .

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“Sick Boy”, “A Scarlet Promise”, “The Spirit of the Harvest”, “A Certain Art”, “Blythe Crest”, & “Hung Up”

7/9/2021

Trembling With Fear: Year 4

This collection features all of the drabbles/short stories published on The Horror Tree website throughout 2020 as part of their weekly feature, Trembling With Fear. . .

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“Sick Boy”, “A Scarlet Promise”, “The Spirit of the Harvest”, “A Certain Art”, “Blythe Crest”, & “Hung Up”

7/9/2021

Trembling With Fear: Year 4

This collection features all of the drabbles/short stories published on The Horror Tree website throughout 2020 as part of their weekly feature, Trembling With Fear. . .

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“Keeper of the Jenglots”

7/7/2021

Insignia Stories

This drabble features a man and his strange, tiny wards. . .

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“Amore” (Reprint)

6/30/2021

The Sirens Call #54

A romantic vacation becomes a little less lovey-dovey when a unique gift is given from husband to wife. . .

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"The Guédé"

6/29/2021

Bones: A Voodoo Anthology

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to the Guédé. . .

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“The Stoop,” “Monozygotic,” “Found,” “Strange Palate,” & “Cocytus”

6/29/2021

Infection: Drabbles 1 (Legends of Night)

Authors from all over the globe spin terrifying tales of the infected and undying in just 100 words per story. . .

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"Holy Diving: Drabbles Inspired by Dio"

6/18/2021

Unholy Trinity

This trio of drabbles is inspired by the music of Dio, a band with a legendary frontman—the late and great Ronnie James Dio.

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"Patty’s Party Time" & "Under"

6/6/2021

Trembling With Fear

This edition of TWF includes a flash fiction piece and a drabble. Both concern children, and both are somewhat unnerving . . .

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"Over the Moon"

5/26/2021

Cosmos: An Anthology of Dark Microfiction (Hundred Word Horror)

The astronaut in this drabble is positively over the moon . . .

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"Taffy & Toffee"

5/16/2021

Candy Capers: In Aid of the Brain Tumour Charity

The protagonist of this little tale reflects on a troubled time in her life, and how two strange friends came along right when she needed them, sharing some sweetness . . .

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"Parting"

5/16/2021

Trembling With Fear

There's plenty of sorrow to the parting in this drabble, but no sweetness . . .

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"The Triumph"

5/12/2021

Conquest

Conquest. One of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse . . .

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"Cry of the Tikbalang" & "Touch of the Pishacha", & "Keeper of the Jenglots"

5/10/2021

Mythical Creatures of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Book 3)

This anthology includes 94 drabbles (100-word stories) inspired by Asian folklore all across the region.

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"Family Time" (Reprint)

4/30/2021

Wrath (Seven Deadly Sins Book 7)

A family's day of fun and games takes a strange turn in this short story . . .

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"Project Swan" & "Printsessa"

4/30/2021

New Tales of Old: Volume One

These two drabbles are reinterpretations of fairy tales: "The Children of Lir" and "The Princess Who Never Smiled" . . .

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"The Pit"

4/28/2021

Beneath: An Anthology of Dark Microfiction (Hundred Word Horror)

An ancient being rises up from below in this drabble . . .

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"Jasmine"

4/20/2021

Watch: A Stalking Anthology

Jasmine has an unstable admirer in this piece of flash fiction. . .

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"Arnie Apples: Be My Bride, Birdie Benton!"

4/16/2021

Unholy Trinity

This trio of drabbles finds Arnie Apples a free man—a free man looking for love . . .

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"English 101"

4/11/2021

Trembling With Fear

No need to study for school, when it comes to this drabble . . .

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"The Halloween Man"

4/10/2021

Weird Fiction

It's Halloween night, and two brothers are about to meet the strangest trick 'r treater to ever ring their doorbell. . .

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"The Continuing Antics of Arnie Apples"

4/9/2021

The Unholy Trinity

Creator and creation clash in this trio of drabbles, continuing where "The Antics of Arnie Apples" left off. . .

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"Making Room," "The Poppet," "Kitsunetsuki," "First Date," & "Overcast"

4/2/2021

The Sirens Call #53

This issue of The Sirens Call features four reprinted drabbles and one original drabble, "Making Room".

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"The Antics of Arnie Apples"

4/2/2021

The Unholy Trinity

A once-wholesome comic strip and its illustrated namesake begin to take a dark turn in this trio of drabbles . . .

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"Curses and S#!t" (Reprint)

3/31/2021

Gluttony (Seven Deadly Sins Book 6)

It really hits the fan in this short story filled with chaos and caca . . .

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"Emerald"

3/23/2021

Avenge: A Superhero/Supervillain Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 2)

A token from a lost love drives the anti-hero of this flash fiction piece . . .

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"Aptrganga," "The Baubas," "The Nuckelavee," "Liam Kelly’s Calling," & "Cuma"

3/22/2021

Lost Lore and Legends

Lost Lores and Legends takes you on a journey of the fantastical, the romantic, the dark, and the desperate through three-hundred-and-fifteen tales of exactly one-hundred words.

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"Eoghan's Errand," "The Time of Trickery," "Eye See What You Did There," "The Gettysburg Redress," & "Repaid, Spelled Backwards"

3/15/2021

April Horrors: A 100 Word Horror Collection

In April Horrors an abundance of writers explore the terrifying side of pulling pranks as we delve into their twisted minds and discover the pranks they really want to concoct come April 1st.

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"Turn and Face the Strange"

3/14/2021

Trembling With Fear

Changes are abound in this dark drabble . . .

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"Bloom"

2/21/2021

Trembling With Fear

Sometimes the scariest things aren’t what lurks around us; they’re what’s found within ourselves . . .

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"The Mamalarang" & "Kitchen Witch"

2/15/2021

Supernatural Drabbles of Dread: A Horror Anthology

Supernatural Drabbles of Dread is a collection of bite-sized, supernatural horror stories from over thirty authors. These stories are horror and are not for the faint of heart.

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"Jonah" & "Chastened"

1/31/2021

Year Two (Dark Moments Book 2)

The Black Hare Press YEAR TWO anthology is a culmination of all the nano-tales published in the Dark Moments online archive during 2020.

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"Life and Limb"

1/10/2021

Trembling With Fear

A walk in the woods goes awry in this drabble . . .

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"Krampuslauf (Reprint)"

12/26/2020

The Sirens Call #52

A Krampuslauf is a lively celebration that can be great fun — or just terrifying . . .

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"Hung Up"

12/20/2020

Trembling With Fear

It isn't easy letting go, as this drabble proves . . .

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"DMD"

11/29/2020

Sanitarium Magazine, Issue 3 (2020)

The Sanitarium has reopened, and Patrick has reclaimed his room! This story sees Patrick's return to the magazine that gifted him with his first ever short story publication, and some chills are sure to follow . . .

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"Truck Nuts"

11/27/2020

The Unholy Trinity

Some good ol' boys end up doing some mighty bad things in this trio of drabbles . . .

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"Blythe Crest"

11/22/2020

Trembling With Fear

This dark drabble serves as a quick homage to the works of H.P. Lovecraft . . .

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"Chastened"

11/12/2020

Dark Moments

A unique kind of parasite lurks within this drabble's protagonist . . .

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"Jonah"

10/29/2020

Dark Moments

Misfortune sails the seas of this pirate-themed drabble . . .

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"La Flor"

10/26/2020

HORROR #3: Lockdown Horror

A faulty love. A dark god. A black rose. And, of course, revenge . . .

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"Dead Man's Fingers" (Reprint)

10/6/2020

Halloween Horror: Volume 2

It's All Hallows Eve, and five young friends might just find out how much truth there can be to urban legends on this particular Halloween night . . .

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"Bad Seeds"

9/29/2020

School's In

There's no use for bad seeds in the school of this drabble . . .

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"Incarnate"

9/17/2020

FANTASY #2: Lockdown Fantasy Adventures

A village left destroyed; a boy filled with rage; a monster, soon to be born . . .

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"Hey!"

9/14/2020

Trembling With Fear: Serial Killers Volume 1

Originally serialized in six parts, "Hey!" is a story of guilt and ghosts that is now presented in whole, thanks to this collection of TWF’s serialized fiction of 2019 . . .

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"A Certain Art"

9/13/2020

Trembling With Fear

Violence is an art, and this drabble calls you to a grisly gallery . . .

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"Lamashtu" and "The Huodou"

8/31/2020

ANCIENTS: A Dark Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book 10)

From Rome to Thebes, Nefertiti to Cleopatra, Aristotle to Sappho—tiny tales of ancient peoples, myths, and philosophies. What miracles can more than one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?

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"Jiang Shi", "Overcast", "To Rival Dionysus", and "Five"

8/26/2020

Trembling With Fear: Year 3

Trembling With Fear: Year Three features all the drabbles and short flash stories published online at Trembling With Fear, HorrorTree.com’s weekly zine during 2019.

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"The Big Bad Boy"

8/12/2020

Welcome to the Splatter Club

Junk food may be bad for you, but the sweet treats in this story take it to a whole new level . . .

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"The Spirit of the Harvest"

8/9/2020

Trembling With Fear

The Spirit of the Harvest is calling to you in this drabble. Can you hear her . . . ?

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"A Scarlet Promise"

7/12/2020

Trembling With Fear

A strange desire is fulfilled in this otherworldly drabble . . .

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"Shinjitsu"

7/1/2020

The Sirens Call #50

After his plane crashes in the ocean, a lone survivor swims to a nearby island for refuge. But the saving grace soon becomes something much more sinister . . .

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"Sick Boy"

6/21/2020

Trembling With Fear

This drabble proves that nothing haunts a person quite like loss . . .

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"Calling", "Service", & "Reward"

5/12/2020

The Horror Tree - The Unholy Trinity

Dark deities sway a man to their service in these three connected drabbles . . .

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"First Date", "Separated", & "Separated Again"

3/17/2020

LOVE: A Dark Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book 7)

Twisted tales of love in tiny proportions. What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?

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"Dead Man's Fingers"

11/1/2019

Literary Hatchet #24

It's All Hallows Eve, and five young friends might just find out how much truth there can be to urban legends on this particular Halloween night . . .

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"Five"

10/13/2019

Trembling With Fear

Like the old saying goes: a mind is a terrible thing to waste . . .

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"To Rival Dionysus"

9/29/2019

Trembling With Fear

A creature of the night brings a unique Greek tragedy with it in this little drabble . . .

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"Reaching Out", "Kaidan", and "Anchored"

9/5/2019

Beyond: A Paranormal Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles)

Micro myths of the paranormal; poltergeists, spirit boards, ghosts and ghouls, avenging apparitions and horrifying hauntings. What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words? More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.

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"The Dolmen of Austburg"

9/4/2019

100 Word Horrors Book 3: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles

Over 100 drabbles by some of the finest horror authors writing today.

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"The Poppet", "Corpse Powder", "Kitchen Witch," "Kitsunetsuki," "The Mamalarang," "The Pack," and "Bewitched"

8/20/2019

Curses & Cauldrons: An Anthology of Witchcraft Microfiction

Over 200 tiny dark tales of magic, mischief, murder, mayhem & madness... You do not want to get on the wrong side of these witches! Let us cast a spell on you... with just 100 words.

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"Bogeyman", "The Wechuge", The Children of Camazotz", "Ghouls", and "The Penanggal"

8/20/2019

Monsters: A Horror Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles)

Wendigos, vampires, things that go bump in the night or hide under the bed, witches, demons, upirs, kelpies, toad people, zombies, sirens and hundreds of other tiny terrifying tales. What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.

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"Janie Wept"

8/13/2019

The Macabre Museum

There are precious things in our lives; things that we desperately try to hold onto. Our loved ones. Our memories. Our very souls . . .

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"Hey! (Part 6 of 6)"

7/31/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Punxsutawney Elegy" (Reprint)

7/28/2019

Alternative Apocalypse

Follow a man as he traverses the waste of a post-apocalyptic world, determined to enact a strange sort of vengeance . . .

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"Daisy"

7/25/2019

self-published

Even the light of fading stars can bring beauty to our world.

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"Hey! (Part 5 of 6)"

7/24/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Hey! (Part 5 of 6)"

7/24/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Hey! (Part 4 of 6)"

7/17/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Grounded"

7/11/2019

Angels: A Divine Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles #2)

Beatific angels, holy wars, kitty saviors, epic battles between good and evil, devils and demons, fallen angels and many more tantalizing tiny tales of blasphemy and piety. What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words? More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.

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"Hey! (Part 3 of 6)"

7/10/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Ahp"; "Poor Nathan"; "Bogeyman"; and "Eat Your Greens"

7/5/2019

Trembling With Fear: Year 2

Trembling With Fear: Year Two features all the drabbles and short flash stories published online at Trembling With Fear, HorrorTree.com's weekly zine during 2018.

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"Hey! (Part 2 of 6)"

7/3/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Bones"

6/28/2019

Organic Ink, Vol. 1

Poetry; a unique and beautiful way to express feelings and ideas. Weaving words into perfect poetic prose, these fifty authors remind you of your childhood, bring comfort from the hardships of life, fiercely spur emotions, and tell tales of old. All lovers of poetry will find a favorite here.

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"Hey! (Part 1 of 6)"

6/26/2019

Serial Killers, Trembling With Fear

An unfortunate misunderstanding leads to grave consequences for a young writer in this serialized piece of dark fiction. Soon, she'll be forced to ask herself: is it guilt that's haunting her, or something else . . . ?

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"Sympathy For the Demoness" (Reprint)

6/17/2019

Horror Sleaze Trash: Prose in Poor Taste, Vol. 2

Ashra may be a demon from the fiery pits of the underworld, but she'll realize there are different sorts of hell when she runs afoul of an unlikely sorcerer . . .

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"Pequeño Terro"

6/14/2019

Full Metal Horror 2: A Bloodstained Anthology

Spring Break, gente! It's Hank and Will's senior year at college, and they’re rounding out their school days with some fun and sun down in Mexico. But the good times turn into an all-out rumble for survival when they wind up in the ring with a mini luchador from Hell . . .

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"Absolution"

5/31/2019

Wild Frontiers: Nine Stories of the West

A wandering soul could find just about anything in the vast Wild West, and if one looks hard enough, they might even find Absolution . . .

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"Overcast"

5/26/2019

Trembling With Fear

This little drabble lends a far darker side to the innocent act of cloudspotting . . .

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"Trenton Lane"

4/30/2019

The Sirens Call #44, Can You Feel It?

A young woman's jog down Trenton Lane leads to something much more dire in this short story . . .

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"The Big Bad Boy"

4/24/2019

Trigger Warning: Body Horror

There's a lot of junk food out there that isn't good for you health, but the snack cakes featured in this story take it to a whole other level . . .

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"Hiyakō"

4/12/2019

America's Emerging Fantasy Writers: Midwest Region

In this short work of fantasy, a Japanese youth on a mission of mercy crosses paths with a pair of bandits—and someone else . . .

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"Old Shuck" (Reprint)

4/8/2019

Animal Uprising!

If you hear its howl, run for your life; if you see it, pray for your soul. Old Shuck is in the streets, and it may just be searching for you . . .

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"The Puckwudgie, or Thomas Clay and His Convictions"

4/7/2019

Schlock! Webzine, Vol. 14 Issue 18

Faith and superstition will butt heads in this dark fantasy piece set in 17th century Massachusetts . . .

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"Jiang Shi"

3/31/2019

Trembling With Fear

Clack. Clack. Something is coming this way in this little drabble . . .

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"Hellfire and Hamnation"

2/11/2019

Don't Cry to Mama

There are plenty of misdeeds that could condemn a person to Hell—but who ever would’ve guessed that eating a ham sandwich could be one of them . . . ?

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"Sympathy for the Demoness" (Reprint)

2/8/2019

Horror Sleaze Trash

Ashra may be a demon from the fiery pits of the underworld, but she'll realize there are different sorts of hell when she runs afoul of an unlikely sorcerer . . .

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"Mrs. Krampen" (Reprint)

12/24/2018

O Unholy Night in Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity

Two young men are thinking with their Yule logs when they try a little blackmail on a rather peculiar woman . . .

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"The Faoladh"

12/16/2018

Neon Druid: An Anthology of Celtic Urban Fantasy

All sorts of predators roam the streets of Limerick in this dark piece of period fantasy . . .

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"Tommy's Knocking"

12/15/2018

Darkling's Beasts & Brews: Poetry with a Drink on the Side

This little poem is about the Tommyknockers of folklore, and like every poem in this collection, it comes with a recipe for a tasty drink . . .

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CRANKED!

11/25/2018

Kick out the jams, horror lover! It's time to hit the pit and have your spines tingled, because this collection of stories was born to be wild! Each of these nine tales was inspired by a tasty lick of the hard rock or heavy metal variety, so get ready to thrash and crash to the brutal beats inside! These stories will take you to the big-haired 80s, post-apocalyptic nightmares, and beyond. Flee through the misty forests of Japan; have a slice of pizza that's truly out of this world; suffer a workday from Hell; fight for love and life in the ruins of Las Vegas -- and of course, keep on rockin' through it all! Now throw those horns up, bang your head, and enjoy the musical madness!!!

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"Drag" (Reprint)

11/8/2018

I Will Fight For You: A Charity Anthology for the Fight Against Cancer

Troubles arise when an average joe comes home to a strange and unexpected visitor . . .

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"The Wind at the Crossroads"

10/31/2018

The Sirens Call #41, Halloween Screams and Other Dark Things

When Halloween night comes around, find a crossroads, stand at its center, and listen to the wind. It will tell of all that will happen to you until your next Halloween . . .

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"Separated"; "Mental Check"; "Separated Again"; "Kaidan"; "Monsters"; "Diao Si Gui"; and "The Basement"

10/11/2018

Trembling With Fear - Year One

This Trembling With Fear anthology is a compilation of all the drabbles, flash fiction stories, and dark poetry published during 2017 at HorrorTree.com.

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"Eat Your Greens"

9/30/2018

Trembling With Fear

Chew on this drabble; it’s a tasty little pun . . .

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"Shuffle, Remember, Repeat"

9/12/2018

Illinois’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction

Sometimes when you walk down memory lane, you need a soundtrack to go along with it. In this rare bit of memoir, I put my iPod on shuffle to see what tunes came up—and to see what memories they happened to stir . . .

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"Motorbreath"

8/21/2018

The Rock N’ Roll Horror Zine #2

Heavy metal! The 1980s! Rip-roaring rage and crazy chaos! This little tale is guaranteed to make you bang your head and throw up those devil horns . . .

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"11 Steps"

8/17/2018

Home Sweet Home: A Millhaven Anthology

A young boy is told to never go into the attic at his grandmother’s house—so naturally, he does . . .

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"Memorease"

8/7/2018

Illinois’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction

In life, we find love; in our memories, we cherish it . . .

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"The Basement" / "Bogeyman" / "Poor Nathan"

6/20/2018

Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles

Within these pages are 101 tales of dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction from 87 new and veteran voices of speculative fiction.

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"Serial Serendipity" (Reprint)

5/1/2018

The Sirens Call #38, Straight-Up Horror!

Being a serial killer isn't all it's cracked up to be . . . or so I've been told. There's a lot of planning involved—and in spite of it all, some things are just left to a strange bit of chance . . .

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"WEERD"

4/21/2018

Barnes & Noble

Welcome to the worrisome works of Patrick Winters, where weird worlds are weaved, one wicked word at a time. This short story collection features sixteen yarns of dark fiction, ranging from the odd and zany to the morbidly twisted. In these pages you'll come face to face with cursed carnival organs, devil dogs, seriously killer toothaches, talking toilets—and plenty of other oddities that are just plain WEERD. Now, find a comfy spot in your nearest padded room, crack this sucker open, and try to enjoy . . .

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"Tempt Me Not"

4/20/2018

The Big Book of Bootleg Horror, Vol. IV

Our desires can define us. Consume us. Change us . . .

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"Bogeyman"

4/8/2018

Trembling With Fear

Fears change just like we do, as this drabble goes to show . . .

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"It Happened on Hump Day"

4/1/2018

Grotesque Quarterly, Volume 2, Issue 2

If you’ve ever had a particularly rough day at work, then you might be able to relate to this strange story . . .

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"Phi Tai Hong Tong Klom"

3/25/2018

Trembling With Fear

Life and death, love and indifference — the haunter and the haunted . . .

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"Poor Nathan"

3/4/2018

Trembling With Fear

We never know exactly when our time of passing will come, as this drabble goes to show . . .

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"Family Time"

3/3/2018

Ghostlight, the Magazine of Terror - Winter/Spring 2018

A family’s day of fun and games takes a strange turn in this short story . . .

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"The Cold" (Reprint)

2/28/2018

Dreams of the Past: 2017 Anthology

The wintery winds are cold and the heart of a cruel man is even colder in this tale of dark fantasy . . .

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"Curses and Shit"

2/25/2018

Shit Fest

It really hits the fan in this short story filled with chaos and caca . . .

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"First Date"

2/4/2018

Trembling With Fear - Valentine’s Day Edition

Love is in the air with this special Valentine’s Day drabble . . .

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"Ahp"

2/4/2018

Trembling With Fear

A young boy has an unlikely encounter in the Cambodian forest of this flash piece . . .

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"Sympathy for the Demoness"

1/8/2018

Blood Moon Rising Magazine #71

Ashra may be a demon from the fiery pits of the underworld, but she’ll realize there are different sorts of hell when she runs afoul of an unlikely sorcerer . . .

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"Roogcha"

11/23/2017

A Little Death For The Holiday, SFM Storytime

So, you think Thanksgiving with your family is a nightmare? Read this story, and you might end up thinking otherwise . . .

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"Shrieks in the Snow, Shrieks in the Night"

11/1/2017

Unoriginal Magazine #5

A deserter may have more to fear in the dark of the woods than he would have faced on the battlefield in this piece of dark fantasy . . .

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"The Basement"

10/15/2017

Trembling With Fear

Something absolutely horrible lurks in the basement of this drabble . . .

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"Thoughts in Bed with Pain" (Reprint)

10/1/2017

Infernal Ink Magazine, Vol. 6 Issue 4

When a young woman's marriage starts to go south, her dreams of the perfect man begin to lead her towards some dark temptations...

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"The Cold"

9/8/2017

Fantasia Divinity Magazine #14

The wintery winds are cold and the heart of a cruel man is even colder in this tale of dark fantasy . . .

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"Daniel's Scream" (Reprint)

9/2/2017

See Through My Eyes

This account of a childhood experience with the seemingly supernatural leaves people screaming . . .

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"Bad Spirit"

8/14/2017

Tales of the Weird West #4

The Gravedigger rides again! And this time he's on a desperate mission to save a boy from a terrible creature right out of Native American myth. And it's hungry . . .

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"Diao Si Gui"

7/23/2017

Trembling With Fear

Regret is for the living and vengeance is for the dead in this quick ghost story . . .

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"His Bright Muse"

7/12/2017

Sanitarium Magazine #52

A blossoming romance shows signs of wilting as dark secrets come to light in this Victorian era tale . . .

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"A Long Way from Dolly"

7/10/2017

Drabble Harvest #8: Dear Ashley in the 24th Century

In this drabble, the troubles of love and cloning in the 24th century are broached through a "Dear Ashley" correspondence . . .

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"Little Bastard"

7/3/2017

Schlock Magazine, Summer 2017

If you've ever had a killer toothache, then you just might be able to relate to this weird story . . .

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"Me, My Zombie-Self, and the Blonde Girl"

7/3/2017

Strangely Funny IV

What's worse than being an awakened youth? Well, being an awkward zombie after the apocalypse comes . . .

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"Monsters"

6/25/2017

Trembling With Fear

This drabble proves that monsters can take all shapes and sizes . . .

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"The Life and Death of Jacoby Fogg"

6/3/2017

Stay Weird and Keep Writing Print Co.

Things are awfully murky in this poem about the life of poor Jacoby Fogg . . .

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"Max"

5/30/2017

Hellfire Crossroads, Vol. 6

Each of us has feared a Bogeyman at some point, back when we were children. Maybe we had good reason to . . .

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"Texas Awaits"

5/27/2017

Fantasia Divinity Magazine, Issue 10

The mysterious Gravedigger makes his grand return to print with this long-lost journal entry, composed by a figure straight out of history . . .

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"Kaidan"

5/21/2017

Trembling with Fear

In the Japanese language, "kaidan" can be roughly translated as "ghost story," and that's exactly what this quick drabble is . . .

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"The Release"

5/17/2017

Depraved Desires

There's kinky, and then there's whatever this is . . .

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"The Gnarl"

5/14/2017

With Candlelight

A lonesome little girl makes a unique friend in this piece of dark fantasy . . .

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"Harper's Glen"

5/6/2017

Speculative 66, Issue 8

Superstition and local legend are abound in "Harper's Glen;" meanwhile, love is conquering death itself in "Undying."

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"Carly's Seventh"

5/2/2017

The Sirens Call #32, "Hack & Slash"

It's little Carly's birthday, and her father has bought quite the peculiar present for her . . .

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"Amore"

4/24/2017

Living Paranormal Magazine, #2

A romantic vacation becomes a little less lovey-dovey when a unique gift is given from husband to wife . . .

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"Punxsutawney Elegy"

4/24/2017

Literally Stories

Follow a man as he traverses the waste of a post-apocalyptic world, determined to enact a strange sort of vengeance . . .

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"The Spot"

4/6/2017

Flash Fiction Offensive, Out of the Gutter

Romance isn't always easy. Sometimes you have to work at it and go to great lengths to figure things out. In this flash piece, those lengths lead a couple out into the woods on a very special rendezvous . . .

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"Though He Walks"

4/1/2017

He's Risen

The undead have inherited the earth, but one man still wanders in hopes of salvation . . .

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"The Time I Done Pranked Some Spacemen"

3/15/2017

Horror Sleaze Trash

The southern swamps of the U.S. offer plenty of rare sights to see: an array of wildlife, colorful flora, and maybe even an extraterrestrial or two . . .

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"Drag"

3/15/2017

Literally Stories

Troubles arise when an average joe comes home to a strange and unexpected visitor . . .

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"Separated Again"

3/12/2017

Trembling With Fear, Week 9

Fall in love. Split up. Reunite. And in this drabble, it goes to pieces all over again . . .

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"Serial Serendipity"

2/22/2017

Feverish Fiction #3

Being a serial killer isn't all it's cracked up to be . . . or so I've been told. There's a lot of planning involved—and in spite of it all, some things are just left to a strange bit of chance . . .

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"The Pitch"

2/22/2017

Literally Stories

Door to door salespeople have been known for selling a rather odd array of items and offers in the past; this story and its salesman have something extremely odd to pitch . . .

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"Mental Check"

2/19/2017

Trembling With Fear, Week 6

Ever go to the store and feel like you've forgotten to get something . . . ?

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"Screwed"

2/1/2017

No Safe Word

"Screwing around" can lead to being just plain screwed, if you're caught . . .

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"Old Shuck"

1/31/2017

Sanitarium Magazine, #51

If you hear its howl, run for your life; if you see it, pray for your soul. Old Shuck is in the streets, and it may just be searching for you . . .

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"Goodnight's Alternative Carnival of Curiosities"

1/30/2017

Massacre Magazine, Issue 10

The Vernaldi Organ has a history as striking as its appearance; wherever it has gone, tragedy has tended to follow. But when an enterprising carnival owner gets the opportunity to buy it, its sensational reputation may be too much for him to pass up—no matter the potential consequences . . .

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"Separated"

1/15/2017

Trembling With Fear, Week 2

See just how hard being separated from your loved ones can be in this quick drabble . . .

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"I Have a Very Good Brain, and I've Said a Lot of Things"

1/6/2017

Trumpocalypse

Being the President of the United States isn't all it's cracked up to be. There's always something to deal with: press conferences, meeting with world leaders, zombie outbreaks . . .

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"Merry Mary"

1/5/2017

Dark Dossier Magazine #14

Sometimes, an urban legend turns out to be a little more than just legend . . .

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"Mr. Mean"

12/31/2016

The Sirens Call #30, "Death In All Its Glory!"

Friendship is a wonderful thing. Most of the time . . .

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"Crazy?"

12/20/2016

A Story In 100 Words

Every second changes everything . . .

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"Bad, Bad, Bad"

12/6/2016

Deadman's Tome

Santa Claus isn't the only one who might pay you a visit come Christmastime . . .

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"Krampuslauf"

12/5/2016

Deadman's Tome

A Krampuslauf is a lively celebration that can be great fun — or just terrifying . . .

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"Ah, Love"

12/3/2016

A Story In 100 Words

Love is strange — kind of like this 100 word drabble . . .

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"Mrs. Krampen"

12/1/2016

Feverish Fiction #1

Two young men are thinking with their Yule logs when they try a little blackmail on a rather peculiar woman . . .

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"Beast"

10/31/2016

A Story In 100 Words

In this Gothic little tale, one should be wary of what lurks in the dark — and in the self . . .

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"Superstition"

10/29/2016

The Sirens Call #29, "Hallowe'en"

Superstitions — childish, foolish, and utter hogwash, right? Well, this account of a young boy's Halloween night from long ago may prove otherwise . . .

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"Little Green Man"

10/1/2016

Devolution Z #15

It's the day after St. Patrick's Day, and a group of country boys are on their way back home after a holiday of drinking and good times. But an unlikely encounter is about to bring the good times to a screeching halt . . .

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"Upset" / "Venom" / "Heretic" / "Nuts"

8/31/2016

The Sirens Call #28, "Terrifying Tales"

In this ezine, you'll find one short story and three flash pieces that are short on words, but full of malice, hilarity, and — perhaps — even a little poignancy. Download for FREE and read for yourself!

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"Her Name's Not John"

8/18/2016

Trysts of Fate, #6

There's "toilet humor," and then there's humor about toilets. With this story of a young man's unlikely infatuation, the line between the two gets blurred . . .

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"Chirp"

3/23/2016

Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror: Winter 2016

Ron can't stand the noise of crickets chirping outside his window at night. It bugs him. But the noise soon goes from being a simple nuisance to something else entirely...

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Gravedigger: Six Feet Deep

3/22/2016

self-published

These six supernatural-western stories follow the strange, violent, and mysterious life of the title figure, the Gravedigger. Traveling across the United States circa 1800s, the enigmatic man known only as the Gravedigger seeks out outlaws and wrong-doers, greeting them with his revolver and saying his farewells with a freshly-dug grave. Along the way, he encounters the wilder things the Wild West has to offer, including the undead, horrid monsters, and the stuff of legends and folklore ...

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"Thoughts in Bed with Pain"

2/22/2016

Trysts of Fate, Issue 5

When a young woman's marriage starts to go south, her dreams of the perfect man begin to lead her towards some dark temptations...

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"The Stranger"

9/30/2015

Sanitarium Magazine, #37

In an Old West saloon, customers regale each other with stories of a strange figure being spotted throughout the Wild West – and who buries those he goes looking for...

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"Manifest Tragedy"

4/3/2015

The Nightmare Collective: An Anthology of Short Horror Stories

Three friends taking a road-trip to a rock concert come across a hitchhiker who may not be as meek and mild as she appears...

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"Murmur"

10/24/2014

NOOK, self-published

A simple walk through the woods was all that Jacob Crane needed to get away from his troubles – a chance to be alone and to unwind. But he is not alone. Something in the woods is whispering through the trees, and Jacob is listening...

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"Daniel's Scream"

9/20/2014

Sanitarium Magazine, #25

This account of a childhood experience with the seemingly supernatural leaves people screaming...

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"Damned Happy"

8/27/2014

Sanitarium Magazine, #24

The clown at his daughter's birthday party is no laughing matter for a man who has a fear of clowns – especially when the entertainer returns for a party of its own...

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Caress

6/30/2014

NOOK, self-published

After the tragic death of his wife, Christopher desperately tries to cope with his loss and with life.

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"Before the Ash"

3/21/2014

Sanitarium Magazine, #19

A young man starts to feel the heat when a mysterious urn and an even more mysterious note are left on his work-desk...

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