Issue #9 of Horror Bites Magazine is out now! It contains seven stories of horror from authors T. Thornton Gray, W.C. Jones, Travis Lee, J.S. Rogers, Ezekiel Kincaid, Dimitar Fabijanic, and myself with my short story, “Cairn Shore.”
The first six people can download it for free through Gumroad by using the code Castle-free.
If you prefer to pick it up elsewhere, it’s available digitally on Amazon as well.
Like most people who write, I’ve read quite a bit this year. Of course, not as much as I would like to, but what I’d consider an average amount.
So I decided to list a few of the ones that I enjoyed the most. I’ve avoided listing sequels or books apart of a series (like The Expanse or The Southern Reach trilogy). Some might be published in 2018, some might have been published in 1998, even some earlier than that. Also, these are listed in no particular order.
Without further adieu…
Continue reading Most Notable Books of 2018
Prompt: We lock our doors at night, not to keep people out, but to keep what we become in.
Continue reading Writing Prompt #47 — The Family and the Disease
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.
Continue reading Writing Prompt #46 — The Better Things Come in Threes
Prompt: Cashiers are actually an advanced alien civilization hiding in plain sight.
Continue reading Writing Prompt #45 — Hidden in Human Shells
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).
Continue reading Stupefying Stories: Bad Imitation Lovecraft Contest — I Won!