Prompt: You’re no stranger to feeling bouts of deep sadness with seemingly no trigger or cause. One particularly bad day, you notice the skin over your heart is cracked. Following your discovery, the condition worsens.Continue reading Writing Prompt #144 — Scar Submersion
Ghost Orchid Press has released their anthology THE DEEP today! Containing a wide-variety of deep sea (sometimes strange) horrors from dozens of authors, including my weird tale, “Orphaned By Birth.”
Purchase now on Amazon!
Prompt: Your boss is firing you, it seems that they don’t appreciate you befriending the creatures they keep in the science facility, don’t want you to have any attachments they said. Last day of the job you decide that you might as well let your friends out of their cages.Continue reading Writing Prompt #139 — Rummaged Within
My quiet weird fiction story, “As Whole as I’ll Ever Be” has been published by Timber Ghost Press on their website. It can be read for free.
Fun fact: this story’s the sequel to the story, “Misplaced Trust.” Originally published in my second collection Who Spoke on the Other Side, then revised and reprinted by Sirens Call Publication (can be read for free, too).
My folk/weird horror story, originally published in Rejected: A Multi-Genre Fundraising Anthology (edited by Erin Crocker) and no longer in-print, “Time Stops in the Smoke” has been reprinted by Ladies of the Fright.
It has been revised since it’s initial publishing, and it’s available for free to read on their website.
As of this writing, there have been over 125 writing prompts posted to the website, available for free to anyone who wants to read them. Now, the first hundred stories have been compiled into genre-specific collections, and made so they can be read on your preferred device. Mainly, this was done this for convenience sake.
All the stories have been revised, and most formats (.mobi, .epub, and .pdf) are available for free to anyone who wants them (if there’s a format you prefer that’s not available, please reach out through email and I’ll send it over).
You can find them below, and if you want to throw down a dollar or two for them, feel free to do so through my Ko-Fi.
Thank you to everyone whose read and supported any of my work, and even bigger thank you to anyone who chooses to donate.Continue reading Writing Prompt (1-100) Collections Out Now — Download For Free!
Hellhound Magazine #1 has been released, containing eighteen stories, including my cosmic horror story, “Like Father, Like Son” (a sequel to the story, “A Halloween Tradition”, Trickster’s Treats #3: The Seven Deadly Sins Edition)! And, best of it, it’s free to read!
Download now via Hellhound Magazine‘s website!
Prompt: You die and go to heaven. You can see the pearly gates in the distance, glistening in the sunlight. You walk towards them and a strange feeling overcomes you. As you come close you notice that they’re rusty and derelict. The handles are worn down. With considerable effort you force them open…Continue reading Writing Prompt #133 — Heavenly Abyss
Here are the books I read to finish out the year, and what I thought about them.Continue reading Books Read in December
Nothing is Everything is Simon Strantzas’s fifth collection, and though this is his first full publication by Undertow Publication he’s appeared in their anthologies Aickman’s Heirs (2015) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3 (2016). It contains ten stories, five originals, one being a novella, illustrating that Strantzas is a master at telling strange, beautiful stories and also that his writing is weird with purpose.Continue reading Book Spotlight: Nothing is Everything by Simon Strantzas