Prompt: We lock our doors at night, not to keep people out, but to keep what we become in.
Aphotic Realm released their fifth volume, Eldritch, about a week ago (a bit late to the announcement). It contains ten horrifying, strange stories by a wide variety of authors (including myself) like Jordan Anderson and S.E. Casey, with contributions by John DeLaughter and S.T. Joshi, and beautiful illustrations by Juan Fleites and an artist showcase for Evgeniya Egorova‘s work.
You can purchase Eldritch on Amazon!
Prompt: John got a new car; Tim got a new car. John got a pool put in; Tim made his indoors. John’s new entertainment system ran it all; Tim made sure his ran more. Then John summoned an eldritch horror from beyond.
Prompt: Cashiers are actually an advanced alien civilization hiding in plain sight.
Stupefying Stories held a contest for writers to submit their best, worst imitation of Lovecraft’s writing style, all in just one hundred words. Submissions were due on Nov. 3rd, and I wrote and submitted mine on the 2nd (discovered the contest a bit close to the deadline).
Prompt: One of your coworkers whistles almost constantly. Everyone thinks he’s just trying to keep people from talking to him, but you’ve just found out his horrible secret…
Prompt: You’re skipping rocks across the Loch Ness in Scotland while on a trip, trying to see how far you can go. When you’re on the verge on breaking your own personal record of 60+ skips, a bestial hand extends from out of the water and catches the stone.