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About Philip Overby
Philip Overby is a long time lover of all things fantasy and weird. He has recently started dabbling in the Splatter Elf world, which is like the bastard fantasy child of Mortal Kombat, Happy Tree Friends, 80s action movies, and Jodorowsky films. The weirder the fantasy, the better. He's written several short stories for various anthologies and is also writing novels at the moment. He currently lives in Japan with his awesome wife and collection of slowly rusting key chains.
Titles By Philip Overby
What if fate had turned out differently in these United States?
What if the Louisiana Purchase never happened?
What if George Washington had been a Loyalist?
What if a billionaire cloned the Founding Fathers?
What if the Vikings had settled North America?
What if the Apollo 11 moon landing had failed?
These and many other scenarios are explored in
Featuring stories by Jackson Kuhl, Dan Gainor, Bruno Lombardi, Edmund Wells, Sam Kepfield, Brad Hafford, Erik Bundy, Dusty Wallace, Owen Morgan, Ryan McCall, Jason Sharp, Sean Menken, William R.D. Wood, Jeff Provine, James S. Dorr, Martin T. Ingham, Lauren A. Forry, Cyrus P. Underwood, Charles Wilcox, and Philip Overby.
These stories, and more, sprouted from four prompts planted in the fertile minds of contestants in the Iron Pen challenge. This anthology is a collection of all the winners, expanded beyond the limitations of the rules, and polished. You'll also read a bonus story written by the host of the Iron Pen showcasing the variety of stories four prompts can generate. Discover why these stories earned the honor of Iron Pen.
Featuring stories by Bruno Lombardi, JL Mo, Edmund Wells, A.C. Hall, Gerald Costlow, Shawn Cook, William R.D. Wood, Martin T. Ingham, Barbara Austin, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Nye Joell Hardy, Chris Allinotte, Susan A. Royal, Philip Overby, and Lauren A. Forry.
Darkly Comic Short Story in the Weird World of Splatter Elf
Unicorns aren't always pretty. Sometimes they can be downright ugly.
For bounty hunter and obsessive sword-collector Katzia of Clovenhoof a trail of dead unicorns earns her a chance to gain the legendary blade Wyvernheart. All she has to do is get rid of whatever foul creature keeps eating all the unicorns. When the corpse-laden path leads Katzia and her partner, the mystical Starseer Bathbrady, into the Necrogardenia Woods, it's soon clear that they have a big mess on their hands. Maybe more than the two sword-toting badasses can handle. With tough decisions on her plate, Katzia has to ultimately choose between friendship and shiny swords, the consequences of which have spectacularly bloody results.
This short story is intended for mature audiences due to strong language, smartassery, splattery violence, and general mayhem.