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A short horror story, with 100% horse-flesh. More
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About Michael Carter





I'm a writer of mainly horror, science-fiction and fantasy stories, and live with my wife and cats in County Durham, England. When I'm not being a full-time registered carer, I enjoy writing, reading, watching films and TV, drinking good beer with good friends, and collecting rejection letters.

My horror/fantasy story "Lach Nach N'Gai, With Salad" is to appear in the anthology, "OUR WORLD OF HORROR", soon to be published by Eldritch Press. Other stories [and occasional poem] have been published in small press magazines and e-zines including, "The Colored Lens", "Cthulhu Cultus", "Dark Legacy", "Dread", "Pop Fiction", "The Domain", "The Ancient Track", "Blue Silver Dementia"; "Frightnet", "Nightscapes", "Dark Portal", "Magnetic Fiction" "alt.ghoststories.", "Writers Dungeon", and "Raise The Dead".

My many influences include H.P.Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Angela Carter, Sue Townsend and many more.

Of the stories here, UNCONTAINABLE is the most recently written while HUNTING COMP, OBLIVIOUS and CONS go back to the mid 1990's.

Thanks to all who have downloaded, read or reviewed my stories. Like most writers [some don't give a hoot], any feedback is very important to me, and I appreciate every review.

Comments, queries, or correspondence can be sent off to or on Twitter @mickcarter78


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Jonathan Antony Strickland reviewed on April 25, 2013
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Just a quick note to say if you are reading the reviews below you should really discount the ones here which are one or two star. If you have noticed the one thing they do not do is actually talk about the story itself. As an example the alias "Tom Hagen" writes "This is more of a horse-shit story than the horse flesh story." In other words he has seen the title, not read the story, and decided to write something amusing.

If he had not liked the story and then rated it a low score then I would not have a problem, as long as he gave his reasons for doing so. It appears though that quite a few people are doing this, the reasons I believe this is happening is for promotion of their own PRICED stories.

What I belive they do is they set up lots of fake avatars and then pick out at random any free story and give it a low rating. Then using the same avatar they review their own story (so-far, each time I've noticed this there story is a priced story)and give it an exellent review.

This to me makes the said individuals worthless pieces of cock-flem, that are only capable of spewing out great steaming lumps of horseshit themselves.
(review of free book)
Red Jackson reviewed on April 23, 2013

This story did not feel like a horror story. It was light on conflict. I had trouble deciding where the climax was... at the start?
(review of free book)
Walter Lazo reviewed on April 3, 2013

I found this story to be a very effective incident story, very similar to the rampant news stories I used to hear back in the 70s when I was a kid. It brought back some nice memories. Back then it seemed like just about everyone you met could tell you about some unexplained phenomena they had either encountered personally or had heard about. What I got from this story was reminiscent of that uncanny feeling of wonder and dread--which suggested that the world was perhaps larger and darker than our sheltered philosophies wished to allow--that in the very young tends to breed a sort of morbid curiosity, one that wishes to challenge the darkness because it does not yet understand what darkness is, what it can be. In short, I liked this story. It was very good.
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Akash Sharma reviewed on March 10, 2013

Any good story is supposed to have a beginning, a middle and an end. What this story had was a beginning but no middle or an end. The story began as an extraordinary event in someone’s life but then it turned into a mundane verbal account of that extraordinary event, which in the end proved too banal to say anything positive about it. However, I would give credit to the author for his vocabulary and would say that he can definitely write.
(review of free book)
Tom Hagen reviewed on March 9, 2013

This is more of a horse-shit story than the horse flesh story.
(review of free book)
Rob Wilkins reviewed on Feb. 24, 2013

An interesting read that I enjoyed. I'd probably give it three and a half stars, but in the Smashwords fashion that'll mean four, as I think it deserves better than three. And he's right, it wasn't what I expected...but I won't elaborate on why, just in case you're reading this before the story. You might be expecting what I was expecting.

And now you don't know if you're right or not. Hah! You'll just have to read it and find out, won't you?
(review of free book)
Jonathan Antony Strickland reviewed on Feb. 23, 2013

This is a flash fiction horror story told in the first person. A short interesting and gory read with an ending that's left for the reader to decide what, why and how the events could have happened.
(review of free book)
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