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American Nightmare
By T.K. Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 23,070. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by KAI Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.5 star(2.40 from 10 reviews)
Bob is your average, successful American that has done everything right. He lived the American Dream, but slowly everything comes crashing down. His reality is shattered and he becomes unglued. This novella follows his dangerous path.
M'Ganga's Curse
By Mikel Classen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by NetBound Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
M'Ganga is an African witch doctor that is a master of the zombie powder. After being captured by slavers and shoved in the hold of a slave ship, he turns loose a curse so terrible, that horror and vengeance engulfs the ship. As he waits for a shackled warrior to die in the filthy bowels of the ship, M'Ganga takes out his smuggled pouch of powder, revenge is at hand.
Sweet Tooth
By David Michael
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ted Millet, divorced and broke and tired of getting up at 2 am, shows up for work anyway at the Jenny-Buns Donut Shop. If he doesn't make the donuts, no one else will. This morning, though, he has a new customer waiting for him that makes his ex-wife seem almost human. (3100-word short story)
The Boy With Penny Eyes
By Al Sarrantonio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Billy Potter is eleven years old. He never smiles. He never laughs. His copper-colored eyes stare calmly at the world. Billy Potter is eleven years old. He is not quite human. He cannot love. He is earching for something - or someone. Where Billy Potter travels, death follows... The Boy with Penny Eyes.
It's For You
By Keith Minnion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,240. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Nineteen career-spanning stories (five that are original to this collection) of horror, SF, fantasy and dark suspense ... all of them dark rides, dark speculations ... of people and monsters, and every shadow in between. Profusely illustrated by the author, with an Introduction by Bram Stoker Award winner Norman Prentiss, and extensive Story Notes.
Stay Extended
By Tennessee Hicks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The darkness surrounded the Park Vista hotel, trapping Ben and the rest of the guests. Their only connection to the outside world came from Sanders, a mysterious man who demanded blood tests from the guests in exchange for food. As tempers fray and the darkness closes in, Ben searches for a way out. Includes complete bonus story "Mall of the Dead Things"
Banshee
By Bilinda Ní Siodacaín
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What would you do if you were hunted because of the power and blood you possessed? If the only way to save your kind was to enlist the help of someone you didn't know? What if the only one who could help you didn't truly know what she was? A short story prologue to the Blood Flux series.
Filipino Vampire
By Raymund Hensley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,620. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A popular monster from the Philippines, known as an aswang, terrorizes the island of Oahu. It's up to one little girl to put a stop to the beast's reign of panic. A dark fantasy novella.
Black Wedding
By Felicity Savage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Special ed teacher Jess travels to Devon to attend her best friend Sophie’s wedding. She falls in love with England – and gentlemanly Tom Fairweather. But Tom’s stiff upper lip conceals a frightening secret about Sophie’s family, and their uncanny neighbors. An unbundled short story from Felicity Savage's collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS. Length: 18 pages.
The Pale One
By Steven Arviso
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A contemporary take on the classic boogeyman tale, "The Pale One" is told through the eyes of a man reflecting back on a childhood incident. In the small Southern California town of Roma, there's something lurking in the shadows, waiting in the dark streets come night fall. And on the night a summer squall hits, young Joseph awakens to find a girl, pale and screaming, and she's found him.
Deep Lies the Murky Floor - A Short Story
By Casey Criswell
Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From a young age we are urged to fight our fears. For Simon, those fears involve girls, bullies and things that lie deep beneath the surface of the pond.
Said To Contain
By Brandon Messerschmidt
Price: Free! Words: 67,650. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
0.75 star(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Trucker Randy Johnston has taken possession of a strange load Said To Contain ‘ice’ from a shipping facility in California. The journey towards its destination will open his eyes to secrets of the universe that he grows to wish had been kept behind the curtain forever. He will encounter unspeakable nightmares on the road to Cape Canaveral, where the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance.
Circle of Stones
By Dallas Releford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,080. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An ancient alien who has been on earth for millions of years terrifies a young woman, Elizabeth Keene who he believes has a gold medallion he needs to return to his universe.
Patient Z
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Madge didn't intend to uncork a plague. She just went dumpster diving like she did every night, lifting recycles from other people's trash to turn into a little extra cash. Sure, she cut her hand on a broken bottle and now she's got a fever, but it's just a cold. That's all. Then why is she so hungry?
Violent Bits: A Horror Sampler
By Aaron Polson
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A sampler of three dark stories with visceral bite taken from Violent Ends: Horror Stories.
Before the Storm
By Alan Edwards
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A midnight tryst by a lonely tree on a windswept knoll can be a very romantic thing. When the dead stalk the night, however, much more than a villager's heart is at risk.
Under the Rocks
By James Noll
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Every summer, thousands of people flock to the Rappahannock River, swimming, picnicking, and frolicking in the water. And every year, dozens of people drown in its churling depths. Some say alcohol's a factor; some believe it's plain carelessness. More often than not, most people say, it's just a horrible accident. But they're wrong. And Jason Riddle's about to find out just how wrong.
The Unholy Triumverate
By James Noll
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The old abandoned townhouse stood like a monolith on the street. The windows were cracked and blackened, the grass was tall and dead, and vines and mold caked the bricks and panes. Nobody ever went near it, ever, and nobody certainly ever went inside. For good reason, too, as Frankie was about to find out.
The Man in the Fire
By Brian Harmon
Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The Man in the Fire took everything Daniel ever held dear. Now Daniel sets out for one final confrontation. This tale is from the short story collection, BURIED IN THE BASEMENT, by the author of the Temple of the Blind series. About 4800 words.
Pueblecito
By Gerard A Whitfield
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Antonio, Toni, Esposito thought he'd been given his once in a lifetime opportunity. He was a junior reporter on a hit Spanish paranormal televison show and was unexpectedly handed a plum assignment. Join Toni in Pueblecito of ill-met fame, whose people pay for another's shame. Where day is long and life is short and death, is a singular and awful thought.