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44 more speculative fiction shorter-short stories from 39 authors in horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Top fiction authors present stories that grab you in 3,499 words or less. A veritable smorgasbord of tasty treats.Dig in!
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Death is permanent. This is the falsehood that we tell ourselves so we can sleep at night. It’s the lie that we tell our children so they don’t carry their little kitten’s corpse to the old cemetery deep in the forest, in the grove where nothing living grows. It’s the myth that we wrap ourselves in so we can ignore the gut-wrenching terror of what really follows death—the unfathomable unknown.
The truth is that some things don’t stay dead.
The child at the end of the dock that drowned years before. That woman who your husband was having an affair with—the woman who disappeared shortly after your husband stopped dating her. The prettiest girl in school, gift-wrapped for you in an old, forest cabin. The vampire that hovers around her old grave. Two Russian rock stars with a taste for human flesh and blood. These are The Misbehaving Dead, and they just won’t stay where we buried them.
- Holly Berry Dreams, in which a young girl hangs holly leaves above the doorway as a sign of better times to come while waiting for her father to return from war
- PJ Presents, featuring a single mom who enlists her neighbor to leave new pajamas on the front porch every Christmas Eve to surprise her children
- Too Much Christmas, in which a young mother buys up all the leftover tags on the Giving Tree, leaving her with too many tags and too little money
- Christmas Diaries, featuring a Scottish family who exchanges a diary every Christmas with their extended family in Germany that details the highlights of the past year
With touching stories like these, this book is the perfect gift to commemorate old traditions and create new traditions—for many Christmases to come.
Shorter-Short Speculative Fiction
42 more speculative fiction shorter-short stories in horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Top fiction authors present stories that grab you in 3,499 words or less. Includes the following terrific stories:
A Change of Season Jess Landry (horror)
A Wind Will Rise Andrew Knighton (fantasy)
The Abbott's Tussock H.L. Fullerton (science)
Good Hunting Robert Allen Lupton (horror)
Professional Courtesy Chris Bauer (fantasy)
Salvation Guaranteed Brandon Nolta (science)
Winterking Erica Ruppert (horror)
When White Roses Freeze Amy Power Jansen (fantasy)
You Can’t Take It With You Lisa Finch (science)
The Woman on the Bench Stephanie Lorée (horror)
Guided Breathing Exercise: Being Mindful of the Succubus in your Bedroom Christine Daigle (fantasy)
One Year Later Wendy Nikel (science)
Destruction: A Plague Story Bruce Memblatt (horror)
At the Well of Seething Grove Christian Riley (fantasy)
As Nature Intended Ken Goldman (science)
The Monster Is the Father to the Child Richard Zwicker (horror)
The Good Witch of the North Wing Stephen L. Antczak (fantasy)
Phenol-faerie Jay Werkheiser (science)
Where the Wind Blows Rose Blackthorn (horror)
Toad Vonnie Winslow Crist (fantasy)
Virtually Human Melanie Rees (science)
A Story of Love Marc Lyth (horror)
Shirley Knott Abby Goldsmith (fantasy)
The Man In Window Three Darren Speegle (science)
Momentum Kevin David Anderson (horror)
Haute Cuisine Gregg Chamberlain (fantasy)
Moonrise Over Mantus 8 Robert Hart (science)
Scarlet Sins H.R. Boldwood (horror)
Cracks in the Mirror Glass Anna Yeatts (fantasy)
Choices, In Sequential Order Karlo Yeager Rodríguez (science)
Another Day in The Park Ken Goldman (horror)
The Silence of the Yams Jessica M. Kormos (fantasy)
Battle Scars Fred Waiss (science)
Eating Crow Thomas Kleaton (horror)
Death to the Girlfriend-Stealing Centaur! Garry McNulty (fantasy)
Dear Monsanto CEO This is the Sentient Strain of Corn You Developed, and We Need to Talk Tyler Young (science)
Penumbra Jay Caselberg (horror)
Listen to the Deaf Man Sing Edward Ahern (fantasy)
A Repeating Pattern Michael McGlade (science)
The Godmother’s Curse Chantal Boudreau (horror)
Time, The Devourer Liam Hogan (fantasy)
The Hazards of Owning a Unicorn Lyn Godfrey (science)
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Don’t be afraid; you’re in good hands. These stories will walk you through challenging times and won’t shy away from making you feel it. After all, that’s what the business of being human is, a challenge; but they also never let you forget that behind all of this turmoil is a glimpse of hope.
Just like a broken skyline.
Theater B is a collection of short stories written in the same vein as the classic B movies that we fell in love with for their utter lack of shame. They are orgasms of creativity, sluicing imagination from every orifice. They are monuments to the raw idea, bereft of filter, spawned to electrify, to terrify, and to nauseate.
Unless they are.
Though these terrors stem from children, the stories are not for them. From the dark to boogeymen to real life horrors, there is no innocence here.
Featuring stories from Adrian Ludens, Alex Schvartsman, Adan Ramie, James Shoberg, Jill Corddry, Robin Kirk, Kurt Newton, Stanley Webb, Shannon Iwanski, Kristin J Cooper, Eric Blair, Amanda Davis, Michael Schutz-Ryan, Lonnie Bricker, Stephanie Madan, Jack Burgos, John Biggs, Kerry B. Black, M.J. Pack, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, Ian Shoebridge, Mary Pletsch, Lisa Finch, and Douglas Ford covering everything from the monsters under the bed, to the skeletons in the closet, and all of the little fears and insecurities that drive people to become monsters.
Sarah Laurenson, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Desirée Lee, D.K. Mason, Eileen Matsumuro, JT Norton, Mysti Parker, Roxe Anne Peacock, Leona Pence, D.J. Pitsiladis, Pearl Prokopowicz, Sandra Riley, Riley Ross, Vivian Samuel, P.D. Shaw, Kally Jo Surbeck, M.J. Sydney, Beth Tully, Carol R. Ward, Alex Westhaven