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In short, these stories are Wicked Weird.
AND BE LIKE GOATS IN MY PARADE
The city of Portland, Maine, is preparing for a parade to end all parades, one that will usher in a thousand years of darkness. The only thing is, they don't know it.
Four strangers will engage each other on the Devil's battlefield and fight not only for the future of the city, but for the entire world.
Warren Pembroke, Satan's Chosen One. He has been charged with making sure everything goes according to the Dark Lord's plan.
Svetlana Barnyk, a gypsy street performer cursed with the Gift of Sight. She lives in fear of the day Zee Doctor will return to reclaim the gift he bestowed on her.
"Tobacco Joe" Walton, an ex-con who served a 43-year term for committing a savage crime in the name of Justice. He is seeking redemption, but Ol' Scratch has other plans for him.
Erik Marsh, a crime beat reporter driven to the edge by the atrocities man has committed against his fellow man. All he wants is to preserve his sanity and spend time with his son.
Will they be able to defeat the Devil and stop the Goat Parade, or will the world be plunged into an age of darkness and endless suffering?
The New England Horror Writers are proud to present their fifth anthology: Wicked Haunted. Featuring fiction and poetry from Matt Bechtel, Tom Deady, GD Dearborn, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter N. Dudar, Jeremy Flagg, Dan Foley, doungjai gam, Emma J. Gibbon, Larissa Glasser, Patricia Gomes, Curtis M. Lawson, Bracken MacLeod, Nick Manzolillo, Paul McMahon, Paul R. McNamee, James A. Moore, R.C. Mulhare, Rob Smales, Morgan Sylvia, Dan Szczesny, KH Vaughan and Trisha J. Wooldridge. Interior artwork by Ogmios, Judi Calhoun and Kali Moulton. Cover art by Mikio Murakami.
These aren't your mother's fairy tales.
Throughout history parents have told their children stories to help them sleep, to keep them entertained. But we're pretty sure none of those parents had this in mind. These are the fairy tales that will give you and your children nightmares. From the darkest depths of Grimm and Anderson come the immortal mash-ups with the creations of HP Lovecraft.
These stories will scare and delight 'children' of all ages!
- Introduction by Gary A Braunbeck
- “The Pied Piper of Providence” by William Meikle
- “The Three Billy Goats Sothoth” by Peter N Dudar
- “Little Maiden of the Sea” by David Bernard
- “The Great Old One and the Beanstalk” by Armand Rosamilia
- “In the Shade of the Juniper Tree” by JP Hutsell
- “The Horror at Hatchet Point” by Zach Shephard
- “The Most Incredible Thing” by Bracken MacLeod
- “Let Me Come In!” by Simon Yee
- “The Fishman and His Wife” by Inanna Arthen
- “Little Match Mi-Go” by Michael Kamp
- “Follow the Yellow Glyph Road” by Scott T Goudsward
- “Gumdrop Apocalypse” by Pete Rawlik
- “Curiosity” by Winifred Burniston
- “The Ice Queen” by Mae Empson
- “Once Upon a Dream” by Matthew Baugh
- “Cinderella and Her Outer Godfather” by CT Phipps
- “Donkeyskin” by KH Vaughan
- “Sweet Dreams in the Witch-House” by Sean Logan
- “Fee Fi Old One” by Thom Brannan
- “The King on the Golden Mountain” by Morgan Sylvia
- “The Legend of Creepy Hollow” by Don D’Ammassa
Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
So what makes this Lovecraftian Fairy Tales anthology special?
William Meikle: Lovecraft was working on stirring some base emotions in the reader, asking us to reflect on the depth and wonder of the Universe around us. Fairy tales, whether from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or from the oral tradition are a similar means of tapping into something old and primal, and a fusion of both gives us added insight into how archetypes and myth might evolve in an age where the most frightening thing is ourselves.
Armand Rosamilia: The mashup of Lovecraft and fairy tales blended together way too easy. It makes you wonder... Reading through these stories you can see how the two parallel and fit nicely together, especially since the base for Cthulhu mythos and fairy tales are so dark and have that underlying gloom to them.
Tell us more about your horror short story.
William Meikle: I have a fascination with the power of music to affect changes in our mental, and physical, picture of how the world works at a basic level. THE PIED PIPER OF PROVIDENCE is one of my explorations of just that. Plus, it was a load of fun exploring how a modern city might respond to an age old menace.
Contributors include Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbourne, LL Soares, Trisha Wooldridge, K. Allen Wood, Kurt Newton, and more. The anthology features 26 stories and poems from the delightfully scary to the deeply macabre.
Epitaphs, edited by author Tracy L. Carbone, includes an introduction by award-winning author and publisher Peter Crowther, as well as a cover by Danny Evarts.
The table of contents in this chilling anthology is as follows:
Perfect Witness, by Rick Hautala
To Sleep, Perchance to Die, by Jeffrey C. Pettengill
The Christopher Chair, by Paul McMahon
A Case of the Quiets, by Kurt Newton
Build-a-Zombie, by Scott T. Goudsward
Not an Ulcer, by John Goodrich
The Possessor Worm, by B. Adrian White
Make a Choice, by John McIlveen
The Death Room, by Michael Allen Todd
Stoney's Boneyard, by Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbourne
Kali's Promise, by Trisha J. Wooldridge
The Sequel, by David Bernard
Malfeasance, by David North-Martino
Private Beach, by Stacey Longo
All Aboard, by Christopher Golden
Holiday House, by LL Soares
Lines at a Wake, by Steven Withrow
A Deeper Kind of Cold, by K. Allen Wood
Alone, by P. Gardner Goldsmith
Pandora's Box, by Roxanne Dent
Chuck the Magic Man Says I Can, by Michael Arruda
Burial Board, by TT Zuma
Windblown Shutter, by John Grover
Cheryl Takes a Trip, by Stephen Dorato
The Legend of Wormley Farm, by Philip Roberts
Church of Thunder and Lightning, by Peter N. Dudar
In this new anthology from Nightscape Press, we bring you 24 tales of bitter loss, jaded love, obsession, murder, cannibalism, hauntings, voodoo, black market horrors, demons, leprechauns, zombies, deadly mysteries, and much more!
Table of Contents:
A Dry Spell in Parnell County by Ed Kurtz
Still by Charles Colyott
A Taste of Green Voodoo Healing by Peter N. Dudar
Vision by Megan N. Moore
Autumn’s Gifts by Jeremy Terry
Game Changer by Peter Giglio
Corruption by Lisa Mannetti
Worldly Possessions by Richard Salter
Village Green by Boyd E. Harris
Angel Killer by Lisa Morton
Fly by Jonathan Templar
Wee Ones by C.W. LaSart
Mary Kelly’s Face by John Forth
How to Save a Life by Chris Marrs
In the Halls and on the Stairs by Brad C. Hodson
Surprise Inside by Tonia Brown
Chopper by Bryan Hall
House Hunting by Ray Garton
Deviant Colors by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Guadalupe’s Tamales by Shane McKenzie
Whispers in the Trees, Screams in the Dark by Taylor Grant
The Big Dream by J.S. Reinhardt
The Rag-End of Dreams by Trent Zelazny
Skins by Richard Wright
Wicked Witches, fiction from New England’s most talented writers: G.D. Dearborn, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter N. Dudar, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, Catherine Grant, Jan Kozlowski, Patrick Lacey, Izzy Lee, Nick Manzolillo, John McIlveen, Paul McMahon, James A. Moore, Errick A. Nunnally, Ogmios, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Doug Rinaldi, Rob Smales, Morgan Sylvia, K.H. Vaughan, Morven Westfield and Trisha J. Wooldridge
Introduction by Penny Dreadful; Cover art by Mikio Murakami
We’ve all seen them.
The abandoned gas station, its pumps gone to rust. The once popular diner, now boarded up, its bright colors fading. A luxury yacht, adrift and alluring. An amusement park, once filled with the laughter of children, now a place of eerie silence.
A church, a factory, a drive-in. Once hives of activity, now they stand mute, each one containing its share of memories…and secrets.
In this collection, editors Joe McKinney and Mark Onspaugh select twenty-two guides who take you to those places of barely glimpsed phantoms and uneasy mysteries, including contributions by Deborah LeBlanc, Harvey Jacobs, Gene O'Neill, Piers Anthony, Lisa Morton, and many others!
Northern Frights is the first anthology from the "Horror Writers of Maine." There are names in this collection you might recognize, ones you should, and after reading it, ones you'll never forget. Sit back, keep the lights on, and read some horror from native Mainers.
With stories from:
Martin Campbell, Duane E. Coffill, GD Dearborn, Peter N. Dudar, E.J. Fechenda, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, James Graham, April Hawks, Harold Hull, Leslie J Linder, John McIlveen, Holly Newstein, Dale T. Phillips, Glenn Rolfe, Leon Roy,
Angi Shearstone, Katherine Silva, Juss Stinson, Lynda Styles, Wicker Stone, Morgan Sylvia, and Thomas Washburn, Jr.
Contains stories from Michael J Arruda, Matthew M. Bartlett, E. A. Black, Kristin Dearborn, Peter N. Dudar, Timothy P. Flynn, Sam Gafford, Christopher Golden, John Goodrich, Rick Hautala, Bracken MacLeod, John McIlveen, Paul McMahon, Holly Newstein, David North-Martino, Howard Odentz, Rob Smales, L. L. Soares, Trisha J. Wooldridge, K. H. Vaughan and T. T. Zuma. Introduction by Chet Williamson, and covert art by Ogmios.
Now, years later, the MacAuley brothers have returned with dreams of breathing new life into Battle View Farm. But living in the house on Battle View Farm, they are forced to face their past and solve the mystery that began generations ago. And to face the ghosts that still haunt their family’s legacy.
A legacy written in dead flies.
"Peter Dudar's A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES is an original twist on the modern ghost story. In rural New York on a lonesome family farm, Dudar layers on the tension in a perfectly paced narrative, leading to a surprising and horrific ending. A REQUIEM is an outstanding first novel and I highly recommend it." -Holly Newstein, co-author of ASHES and THE EPICURE, as H.R. Howland.
“Peter N. Dudar is a natural born storyteller who brings his characters to vivid life. In A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES, he gives us the tale of the MacAuley brothers who, in trying to get a fresh start, instead collide with a wall of grief, built from the debris of tragic family secrets. A bright new voice in the horror genre, and a book not to be missed.” -L.L. Soares, Author of LIFE RAGE and IN SICKNESS
Author's note: My revenue from the sales of this novel will be going into an adoption fund for our second child. Dang Shi Hui was born in China on January 5th, 2012, and will be officially adopted by my wife and I in the very near future. With love and thanks from my family, I hope you enjoy my book.
Love and Warm Wishes,
Peter N. Dudar