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Editor Douglas Draa (Weirdbook, Startling Stories, The Fall of Cthulhu) has amassed a legion of comic horrors, of killer clowns, of grease painted ghouls. Featuring short stories by Craig Sawyer, Larry Thacker, James Goodridge, Anthony A Labriola, DC Philips, Rie Sheridan Rose, DJ Tyrer, Yvonne Lang, Anna Pembrey, Scott Harper, Matt Micheli, Brandon Barrows, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Teel James Glenn, Burgess Wilder, Alicia Hilton, and M Stern...
And you'd better believe it. They're all funny. Yeah.
Funny as a Heart Attack...
Contributing authors: Cosmic Storm by Quinton Veal
The Mysterious State of We-Ness by Sumiko Saulson
Domencia and the Magic Juan (A Fable for Our Times)
by Cranston Burney
The Artwork III by James Goodridge
The Transport by Penelope Flynn
Blind date with Ma’at by William Landis
The Path to Midnight by Laura Elena Cáceres
The Distance from We-Ness to I-Ness (We-ness Part II)
by Sumiko Saulson
The Switch by Valjeanne Jeffers
The Harlem Meers Affair by James Goodridge
The Symbiont Revolution (We-ness Part III)
by Sumiko Saulson
Blerdrotica I: Sweet, Sexy and Special Dark
is a delicious literary assortment of sweet, spicy, smart and sexy erotic tales written by or about members of the African diaspora, specially blended with your favorite genres for those who have an abiding taste for variety and for all things, chocolate.
"The Competition" by Penelope Flynn
Paula is on her way up the corporate ladder but finds her upward climb threatened by Jason, the new employee. When a security breach has them locked in the office overnight, Paula gets a lot more from the competition that she bargained for.
"A Sweet Save" by Andra Dill
Desi and Malik are a couple of empty-nesters who enjoy sci-fi and roleplay. But for this night Desi has something very hot and very sweet planned. Will Malik be ready for the fun?
"And So it Goes, 2.0" by Cranston Burney
A man from the future uses newly developed consciousness transporting technology to return to his college days to change his life by rewriting the course of his sexual history. But will it work?
"The Beckwith Affair" by James Goodridge
Cordelia Lovemilk has a lot to make up for. She is on the outs with her ex-partners and lovers the Cavendishes and to find her way back into their good graces (and their bedroom) she has to help solve a mystery that revolves around a sexy and pesky ghost.
"Nail on the Head" by R.A.S.
Superhero, The Hammer has hit a dry spell but she intends to put an end to that by looking up her quarrelsome superhero colleague, The Chain. Can these two combative personalities pause their bitter feuding to experience one night of bliss?
"The Game" by William Hayashi
Jessie loves a challenge. So when her mystery man stands in the shadows and reveals that he has been into her for years, she has to know who it is. But, she has to play his game to find out.
"Aura's Awakening (A Modern Erotic Fable)" by Valjeanne Jeffers
Aura is a reporter in the city of Solace in the year 2125. She is a competent professional woman of her time. But Aura has dreams... vivid and sultry dreams of a man, of magic and her destiny.
"Iced" by R.A.S.
On the heels of a heart-rending break-up Nova, a fire-powered superhero has to deal with an Ice-powered villain on Christmas eve. Hero versus Villain, Fire versus Ice. Do opposites really attract? On Christmas Eve in Philadelphia... things get steamy.
"Whispers in the Night" by Quinton Veal
Katherine's on a journey from New York CIty to anywhere. But she finds herself in Willowtown, a small community where she meets a kind older gentleman who invites her to stay in his stately home where things go bump and grind in the night.
"The Last Leg" by Penelope Flynn
George never expected to be a writer. But he never expected to be a paraplegic, either. When an embarassing encounter provides the opportunity to experience a night of carnal delights with the sexy librarian of his dreams, George is determined to pull off the perfect date night. But will his overpreparation prove to be an underwhelming disaster?
A collection of articles, essays and interviews with and by African American horror writers on black representation in horror, horror diversity, reviews of African American horror films, horror novels, weird fiction, dark fantasy and more.
"This essential collection captures thought-provoking essays (ex. Southern Gothic Horror, Magical Realism & Horror in Toni Morrison Novels, The Inimitable Tony Todd, Black Horror Films of the 30's and 40's, etc.), fascinating reviews, and insightful interviews written by horror authors from African Diaspora. You could search for each piece or buy this exceptional book and have all the remarkable work at your fingertips."
--Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of "How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend" and HWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Settle your mask into place. It’s time for the Halloween Party to begin.
You have been invited to open this book to experience stories so macabre, so horrifying, that we must recommend you read them before dark. Make the unwise choice to read one of these unsettling tales just before switching off the light, and we cannot promise that you will live to see the next morning sun.
Thank you for coming to our party. It was nice to know you while you were among the living.
- Introduction by DAVID YURKOVICH
- Fallen Hero by LISA FOX
- The Stumpville Affair by JAMES GOODRIDGE
- The Grim, Wicked Wood by JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG
- Lizzy Dies From a Plane Crash at the End of This Poem by JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG
- Run Red by JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG
- Graveyard by SHUTTA CRUM
- Pearberry by BERNIE BROWN
- The Matriarch Sin by DOYLE WELDON KNIGHT
- Violet’s Blossoms by JOSEPHINE QUEEN
- Razors and Apples for My Love by DIANNE PEARCE
- Our Father by RACHEL M. BROWN
- The Seamstress by RUSSELL REECE
- The Man in the Hotel by BERNIE BROWN
- All Hallows’ Eve: Full Dark by CATHARINE CLARK-SAYLES
- Monster Love by CATHARINE CLARK-SAYLES
- Creature Feature by CATHARINE CLARK-SAYLES
- Erato’s Assistant by PAUL MILENSKI
- Munchers by DAN ALLEN
- . . . and All the Trimmings by J. C. RAYE
- The Doggone Ghost by BERNIE BROWN
- Waves by ROBIN HILL-PAGE GLANDEN
- The Sea Cemetery by ANDREA GOYAN
- Pumpkin Seed Spit by R. DAVID FULCHER
- The Creepy Dance of Red Curly Hair by AMIRAH AL WASSIF
- New Meat by ROBERT LEWIS HERON
- Alice’s Hat by TERRI CLIFTON
- A House Haunted by DAVID W. DUTTON
- Mary Wu by DIANNE PEARCE
- The Ghost of Chillingham Manor by PATSY PRATT-HERZOG
- The Dark Augur by ELIZABETH VEGVARY
- Happy Fucking Birthday by JOHN DAVIS
- Halloween Dance by JOHN DAVIS
- Teacher’s Pets by LINDA RUMNEY
- Thrown Out of the Church by My Father – a Baptist Deacon, 1964 by ALICE MORRIS
- She Waits for a Season of Hope by ALICE MORRIS
- Spirit of the Evening, Pray for Us All by ALICE MORRIS
- Why the Writer Cannot Rest by PAUL MILENSKI
- Mr. Gibb’s Banner Year by HEIDI J. LOBECKER
- Ache by MARK ALAN POLO
- O’ Death, You Sonnet! by DANTE SILICATO
- Tick Tock by BAYNE NORTHERN
- The Wood Witch by SARAH VAN GOETHEM
- Mirror, Mirror by ELLIE COOPER
- The Two Witches by CARRIE SZ KEANE
- Red by JUDITH SPEIZER CRANDELL
- The Holes by CAROLYN GEDULD
- BRB by DAVID YURKOVICH
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