Prompt: Whales are seen upriver. Dolphins are emerging in Venice. Humanity cheers the resurgence of nature, unaware that these marine animals aren’t making a comeback; they’re running.
Prompt: The Mafia doesn’t tolerate anyone moving in on their turf – especially not the cultists of eldritch, incomprehensible gods.
Continue reading Books of Horror #2 — Out Now!
The Books of Horror Community Anthology was conceptualized with the idea that anyone that had a story to tell, should be given a platform to do so… Collected within this book are stories that span the wide genre that is Horror. Crack open the book and delve in, if you dare.
Prompt: You thought it was just a dream. However the next night you notice scratches on the outside of your bedroom window. The fact that you live on the 13th floor makes them a bit difficult to explain.
Onto another month of reading. Here are my thoughts.
Like in previous months, here’s the books I read in April and what I thought about them.
Eldritch Journal #1 is out now, featuring nine stories (four weird fiction, five cosmic horror), including mine: “A Place They Allowed Her to Create.”
It can be read for free on their website!
Stormy Island Publishing’s horror anthology, Fear and Fables, has been released! It includes my Lovecraftian short story, “The Restricted Section.” A tale about a coffee barista who takes his breaks at the library, sitting near the the restricted section on the second floor. He starts to hear noises in the dark aisle and starts to become curious, worried, and soon, with a librarian in tow, discovers what’s in the restricted section.
You can purchase now on Amazon!
Up until reading The Very Best of Caitlín R. Keirnan, I’ve only read Keirnan’s book, Black Helicopters, and her short stories “Fish Brides,” “On the Reef,” and “The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings” in the anthology Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth. I enjoyed them all, but as I read and finished The Very Best, I became entirely engrossed by Kiernan’s prose and her work.
Prompt: As you’re returning to port you see a woman on island needing rescue. Her motorboat is old but she appears to have been their only a few days. You take her aboard and you realize while talking to the crew everyone describes her in radically different ways varying in height, weight, race, etc. Continue reading Writing Prompt #79 — The Ever-Changing Woman