Erin Cole


Erin Cole has work published in various electronic and print publications, such as Niteblade Fantasy and Horror Magazine, Dark Eclipse, Aoife's Kiss, Burial Day Books, MicroHorror, Liquid Imagination, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, Eschatology, Bards & Sages Quarterly, and has more work forthcoming in Fantasy Scroll Magazine and Space Squid.

In 2011, her story, “The Wall of Never Doubt,” won 10th place in Writer’s Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition in the Genre Short Story category, and in 2009, her story, “My Compass,” won honorable mention in the Kay Snow Writing Contest, Creative Nonfiction Category.

She is the author of the mystery novel, 'Grave Echoes,' the horror anthology collection 'Of the Night,' the dark fiction collection, 'After Dusk,' the short horror, 'The Shadow People,' and has three more books forthcoming: 'Wicked Tempest: Book 2 in the Kate Waters Mysteries,' the werewolf novella, 'Feral Things,' from Damnation Books, and a short collection of strange and dark fiction in, Between Feathers and Fins.' See more of her work at

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Between Feathers and Fins
Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection of flash fiction and short stories by Erin Cole will lead you into the savage hauntings and restless fears that plague the females in them. From ghosts to mermaids, witches to beasts, 'Between Feathers and Fins' is an imaginative collection of dark and strange stories you won’t soon forget.
After Dusk
Price: Free! Words: 24,430. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In these six short stories, there is a unifying theme that darkness is a more than just a brooding atmosphere filled with the unknown. It threatens to become apart of the character and a presence in the reader.
The Shadow People
Price: Free! Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Everyone has a shadow, but most of them don’t come to life. Or kill. It will take more than guts for Kori to get her shadow back, specifically an enemy, a geek, one police officer, two red necks with tractors, and a couple sticks of dynamite.

Erin Cole's tag cloud

anthology    bizzare    bugs    creatures    dark fiction    fantasy    flash fiction    ghosts    golems    haunted houses    horror    monsters    rural    shadows    short stories    short story    speculative    stories    supernatural    suspense    undead    witch   

Smashwords book reviews by Erin Cole

  • Cupid's Maze on Oct. 29, 2011

    Definitely creepy, the abandoned cars, bad map, dusk decending, and then the ..., I'll just say yikes! Good suspense and overall execution.