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Her short stories have appeared in such places as Stupefying Stories, Necon E-books, Interstellar Fiction, BuzzyMag, Siren's Call and Massacre Magazine. She has also appeared in many anthologies including The Ghost IS the Machine and Fear the Abyss by Post Mortem Press, Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar by HorrorWorld, Equilibrium Overturned and Dread by Grey Matter Press, Wrapped in Black by Sekhmet Press, and Twice Upon a Time by The Bearded Scribe Press.
Her poetry has appeared in Jamais Vu, 3 volumes of the HWA Horror Poetry Showcase, Widowmakers, and Chiral Mad 3. She has also released a poetry collection Thorns, Hearts and Thistles through Eldritch Press. More information can be found at:
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Nightmares don’t need a passport.
An international anthology of flash fiction horror stories.
Are horror stories different in different places? What do they consider scary? Would you like to know? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We have stories written by horror writers from all over the world: Russia, the USA, India, Spain, England, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Canada, the Ukraine, Poland, Malaysia, Belarus, Romania, Denmark, Nigeria, Malta, Belgium, the Philippines, Scotland, Azerbaijan, Germany, Austria, Haiti, Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Hungary, Serbia, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
More than 50 writers are included. One story was even written in Antarctica!
Table of Contents
PANDORA’S JAR by Jackie Bee (Israel)
STOPOVER by Tom Thys (Belgium)
DON’T LOOK by Dmitry Kostyukevich (Belarus)
SICKO by Alexei Zharkov (Russia)
AGE OF DARKNESS by Mainak Dhar (India)
RED LIPSTICK by Kazimierz Kyrcz Jr (Poland)
HARVEST TIME by Tom G. Wolf (Australia)
DOGGIE by René Rehn (Germany)
DOUGH by Alexander Podolsky (Russia)
OVER THE OCEAN by Maxim Kabir (Ukraine)
MATT’S EYES by Jeffrey Alexander Martin (USA)
LITTLE SISTER by Edward Hendriks (Netherlands)
THREE DEAD CHICKENS by Tunku Halim (Malaysia)
DANCE OF THE WEIRD LITTLE DUCKIES by Mikhail Pavlov (Russia)
SILO by Stephanie Ellis (England)
MESSAGES IN A BOTTLE by Juan González Mesa (Spain)
LAGOS BEGGARS by Ikechukwu Nwaogu (Nigeria)
HEAVY FIGHTING by Michael Mulvihill (Ireland)
THE LAST ADAM by Ciprian Mitoceanu (Romania)
BITTER TASTE OF SWEET REVENGE by Andrej Gajos (Lithuania)
CREATURE by Namiq Sadiyev (Azerbaijan)
THE RAFFLE by Diego Tronca (Italy)
A MURDER OF GULLS by Hari Navarro (New Zealand)
CATCH UP! by Anatoli Umansky (Russia)
BEST LAID WEEKEND PLANS by Danny Warner (USA)
PANGS OF CONSCIENCE by Nikolai Romanov (Crimea)
HECATOMB by Viktor Glebov (Russia)
LEARN SPANISH, MOTHERFUCKER! by Andrei Miller (Lithuania)
IN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES by Michele-Jessica Fièvre (Haiti)
SENTENCED TO DEATH IN A COUNTRY WITHOUT THE DEATH PENALTY by Ivan Kalyagin (Russia)
MICHAEL by Steven Jenkins (Wales)
TIME TO KILL by Maxim Dekker (Ukraine)
DRUMS by Wallace William de Sousa (Brazil)
FECALOID by Kirill Maleyev (Kazakhstan)
PUPPETS ON A STRING by B. E. Seidl (Austria)
OPANCI by Stefan Dimitrijević (Serbia)
VERDUN by Nikolai Osetsky (Russia)
THE ABSA MURDERER by Mandisi Nkomo (South Africa)
MY LITTLE GUIDE by Bram Benningshof (Netherlands)
I’LL BE RIGHT BACK by Jeffrey Carnett (Hong Kong)
EDDIE’S LOUSY SATURDAY by Susan Anwin (Hungary)
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS by Alejandro Morales Mariaca (Mexico)
FATAL ETERNITY by Ivan Starostenko (Ukraine)
LIFE’S RUTS by Frank Talaber (Canada)
SEAGULLS by Kristiana Gulapa (Philippines)
TO THE LAST CRUMB by Andrei Sennikov (Russia)
THE WOMAN OF THE WOOD by Rose Blackthorn (USA)
CREEPING by Allison Wade (Italy)
MISSING by John Gerard Fagan (Scotland)
DON’T TOUCH WHAT’S NOT YOURS by Ana Sophya Linares (Portugal)
CLOCK AND HEARTBEAT by Julian Cardona (Malta)
THE CIGARETTE DEMON by Oleg Hasanov (Russia)
AN UNTOLD BEDTIME STORY by Adam Sherman (Russia)
I LOVE YOU by Amdi Silvestri (Denmark)
Edited by Billie Sue Mosiman, the author who brought you the SINISTER-TALES OF DREAD collections and her latest suspense novel, THE GREY MATTER.
The Best by Women in Horror
Thirty-two waking nightmares; keep the lights on!
Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 32 chilling tales of terror from some of the best authors in horror. Killing It Softly includes stories from New York Times best selling authors Nancy Holder and Elaine Cunningham, together with more shocking short nightmares from the finest award winning female writers in the genre.
Your heart won’t stop pounding as you dig into the pages of this book; from the moment you immerse yourself in the first tale, about a women waking to find herself inside a coffin, buried alive, until the last, a coming of age story about a sixteen-year-old’s journey of self-discovery amidst all hell breaking loose. You’ll find your proof that women can, indeed, do a wicked dance between science fiction and horror as they penetrate your darkest thoughts, to bring forth stories promising to leave you with a lingering anxiety you can’t seem to shake. Any romantic notions of vampires will be crushed, and dark and twisted plots will confirm definitively that females can even write about zombies. We dare you to read stories that will leave you deeply disturbed, and some that will slice into your very soul. It wouldn’t be horror if there wasn’t an ode to Edgar Allen Poe...we have two masterfully written tales. There are stories off the odd and unusual, stories that take a perilous dive into worlds of disturbing shadows, and there’s even an exorcism”"in a tale that daringly addresses the heartbreaking disease that is alcoholism.
Enter at your own risk...
Featuring: Rebecca Snow, H.R. Boldwood, Christine Lucas, Gerri Leen, Tracie McBride, Rie Sheridan Rose, Aliya Whiteley, Marion Pitman, Jenner Michaud, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Carole Gill, Tina Rath, Airika Sneve, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Eleanor R. Wood, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Fraser, Jo-Anne Russell, K. S. Dearsley, Amanda Northrup Mays, M.J. Sydney, Rose Blackthorn, Annie Neugebauer, Elaine Cunningham, Sandra Kasturi, Jess Landry, Sarah Hans, Lillian Csernica, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder
5/5 STARS "There are 32 amazing stories in this collection and it certainly does not disappoint!" - Veronica Vasquez
5/5 "Great read." - Linda Gordon
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And all through the town,
Not a soul stirred,
No one dared make a sound…
Welcome to Deathlehem, where…
… Krampus, not Santa, brings the holiday cheer…
… the lights on the tree, so festive and bright, skitter and crawl and possess a lethal bite…
… malicious little elves, not a jolly one, know if you’ve been naughty—or nice…
… family gatherings often turn deadly.
So enter… if you dare.
A collection of 23 holiday horrors benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Table of Contents
One of His Own — Catherine Grant
Christmas Wine — Matt Cowan
Home for the Holidays — D. Alexander Ward
The Ghosts of Christmas Past — Richard Farren Barber
Deck the Halls — Chantal Boudreau
All I Want for Christmas — Raymond Gates
You Better Watch Out — Randy Lindsay
Saint Nick Sticks — Peter White
With Their Eyes All Aglow — Jeff C. Carter
Shop Till You Drop — Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin
The Antiphon — John Boden
A Christmas to Remember — JP Behrens
It’s the Most Wonderful Crime of the Year — Nicky Peacock
Krampusnacht — Ben McElroy
Lots of Love, Uncle Billy — Adam Millard
You’d Better Watch Out — Mark Onspaugh
Santa Claws is Coming to Town — Rob Ferreri
Riley and the Big Man — BC Jackson
Ornaments — Christopher Miron
Holiday Icon — Michael Thomas-Knight
Christmas in the Snow — Rose Blackthorn
Silent Night — Liam Hogan
Special Delivery — Simon Bradley
Featuring stories by Brent Abell, Pete Aldin,
Jason Andrew, Monette Bebow-Reinhard, Rose
Blackthorn, Rebecca L. Brown, Deborah Drake,
T. Fox Dunham, Gwendolyn Edward, Aaron J. French, Tara Fox Hall, Christian A. Larsen,
Ken MacGregor, Lynne MacLean, Adam Millard,
Douglas J. Moore, Doug Murano, Christopher
S. Nelson, Brent Nichols, Emerian Rich,
Stephen D. Rogers, Julianne Snow, Cameron
Suey, Jenny Twist, D. Alexander Ward, Jay
Wilburn, David Williamson and Lee Clark
We hear news stories of children who commit unthinkable acts of murder in order to protect their mothers, stories of mothers who hire hit men to eliminate bullies or stalkers, stories of both mother and child who die protecting the other.
The bond between a mother and her children is like no other. It is a bond so strong that it can turn love and nurturing into homicidal frenzy. And sometimes it leads to the ultimate sacrifice. It is a bond that cannot be broken by fear, by separation or even by death.
In honor of Mother's Day, 23 writers came together to create stories around the theme of A Mother's Love – stories of mothers protecting their children, stories of children protecting their mothers and stories of mother and child protecting each other – all in 300 words or less.
Full Table of Contents:
Salt ♥ MERCEDES MURDOCK YARDLEY (Contest Winner)
Story Time ♥ MCKENZIE JOHNSTON WINBERRY (Contest Winner)
Conspiracy of Ravens ♥ ROSE BLACKTHORN
A Moment of Vanity ♥ JEFFREY L. BUFORD, JR.
No Safe Place ♥ CANDY BURKE
Mistaken Identity ♥ TAYE CARROL
Ghost of Christmas Past ♥ LISA DABROWSKI
Lioness ♥ WENDY S. DELMATER
B&E Gone Bad ♥ RON GILLESPIE
This Corrosion ♥ MORGAN GRIFFITH
A Dish Best Served Wet ♥ CYNTHIA A. HUDSON
Lack of Evidence ♥ JIM HUTCHINSON
Dead Man's Switch ♥ THOMAS KLEATON
Carousel ♥ WAYNE LEMMONS
Dog Gone Cold ♥ D.K. MASON
You Shouldn't Have ♥ TERRY MICHAELS
Ballad of a Mother and Slave ♥ DONNA J. W. MUNRO
Sudden Vengeance ♥ JOHN ROSSMAN
Mama ♥ JO-ANNE RUSSELL
In the Kitchen ♥ SHELLY SCHULZ
Leave My Mother Alone ♥ M.J. SYDNEY
Brutus and Tank ♥ PEGGY A. WHEELER
Sibling Rivalry ♥ MATT WINBERRY
BEEN THERE. DONE THAT.
You’ve heard their stories before and you’re screaming for a different breed of horror.
Those monsters have had their moments in the moonlight and now it’s time for us to bury them in their graves. Let’s lock them in their coffins, pierce their hearts with wooden stakes and shoot them between their rotting eyes with silver bullets from an AK-47.
You wanted some new monsters. You got ‘em.
Say “hello” to the ones that are still hidden by the shadows. The ones that peer from behind the gravestones with multi-faceted eyes and crawl from the sewers on slime-covered tentacles. The ones that stain the pages within this tome with the blood of their victims.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE MONSTER:
A BESTIARY OF HORRORS
22 new monstrosities unleashed upon the world from the deviant minds of:
D. Morgan Ballmer
Esther M. Leiper-Estabrooks
Billie Sue Mosiman
THIS AIN’T YOUR DADDY’S NIGHTMARE!
Within you death doth lie!
Beneath thy deep and rutted streets
Tormented souls do cry.
Yet in your dark streets shineth
A cold and ghostly light.
The fears and tears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.
Well, here we are again, folks — Deathlehem …
… where Krampus isn't the only creature to fear
when the holiday draws near…
… where holiday treats aren't safe to eat …
… where not even the apocalypse will keep
people from celebrating the holiday …
… where even Chanukah isn't safe to celebrate …
Twenty-five more tales of holiday horror to benefit
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
In Deathlehem, the masses hail
The Blessed one was born
They gathered in a manger
On that black December morn
Among the screams of Mother Mary
The Babe from her torn
Dark tidings corrupting hope and joy
So rest merry gentlemen
Let Satan’s child play
Burning bodies light this Christmas tree
In Deathlehem today
Welcome back, folks. And for you newbies wondering where you are,
that would be Deathlehem…
…where enemies meet on the battlefield to set aside their differences
on this holiest of nights—only to be tormented by a legendary she-demon…
…where irons bars won't keep brothers from spending Christmas
with their mother—much to her dismay…
…where the search for the perfect tree turns into a bloody nightmare…
…where an imprisoned evil has a young couple and their daughter wishing
they'd stayed at home for the holidays…
Twenty-five more tales of holiday horror to benefit
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Kids are screaming,
In the lane, snow is blood stained.
There's nowhere to hide,
Krampus has arrived,
There'll be feasting in a winter slaughter land…
… where the office Secret Santa proves more dangerous than a game of Russian roulette…
… where trips to Grandma’s house are fraught with danger…
… where a traditional Nutcracker poses a threat to a pair of would-be thieves…
… where ghosts of Christmases past haunt and take vengeance against the living…
… and many more!
Twenty-three tales of holiday horror that benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Kevin G. Bufton
David J. Delaney
Vicky MacDonald Harris
Geoffrey K. Liu
Kerry G.S. Lipp
Christopher M. Morgan