Prompt: You’ve recently started college and have found an extremely well paying job ad for a bartender working the graveyard shift. You arrive for your interview to learn that the bar is strictly for supernatural creatures and monsters. They hire you.
Prompt: “I promise I’ll always come and see you on your birthday” It was sweet when he first said it. But dad’s been dead for 5 years and you wish he’d stop.
Prompt: A giant black monolith came out of a portal in the sky and stayed there as the portal closed, hovering in midair. Scientists tried analyzing it to no avail, and nothing could damage it. It became a tourist attraction, but when you visited it, it started reacting.
Prompt: When you die, you’re asked to fill out a feedback form: “Which design did you purchase? How did you find the human form? Rate from one to five stars. Did you find opposable thumbs useful? Any comments, suggestions, other feedback?”
Prompt: You’ve just opened your first cafe, but unfortunately the exact building you opened your cafe in happens to be the exact “landing” zone for the upcoming demonic invasion. However, after the portal opened, the army was stopped on their tracks to enjoy your products.
Bleached Butterfly Vol. 1:1 is out now, and can be read, for free, on their website. It is brimming with a variety of stories: from horror to science fiction, to supernatural to fantasy. In particular, this volume contains my short, weird story, “Into the Trees.”
If you have time to spare, give it a read. You have nothing to lose!