Zachary Owen


Zachary T. Owen is an arsonist. You can find him on twitter and other internet vacuums.

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The October King
Price: Free! Words: 32,100. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
“October is a time of horror. This is the only time the channels are right, the only time the magic really works. A time pitiful few are open to my bits of dread, my slices of terror. And above all, little one, October is the only environment I can thrive in, for I am the October King.” So spoke the King of Terror to his latest victim, who is forced to read his stories. The alternative is murder.
Burn Down The House And Everyone In It
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A cat's glistening wound houses something monstrous. A brother and sister are haunted by the ashes of their uncle. A hipster falls prey to a murderous sorcerer. Three sexless, immoral beings climb out of a woman's head. These are the tales of Burn Down The House And Everyone In It, a collection of fiction ranging from the comically absurd to the deeply disturbing.
Beauties in the Deep
Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ivory was only supposed to go fishing with her father. She was never supposed to run off and get into trouble. But that's what she's done. And now the cries of a drowning boy beckon her into icy waters, into a madness which lurks deep inside the lake, waiting to paint her world black.
Easy Reading for Difficult Devils
Price: Free! Words: 41,890. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(5.00 from 1 review)
Strange things come down from the heavens. A medical ward is filled with exploding patients. A man must dispose of a corpse for his idiot brother. A little boy finds himself trapped beneath an outhouse. These, and others, are the strange tales contained within Easy Reading for Difficult Devils, a dark fiction anthology featuring stories by Kevin Sweeney, C.V. Hunt, and Edward Martin III.

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  • Other People's Lives on April 29, 2013

    Other People's Lives is quite a stirring collection of fiction. Author Brittany A. Kemp (or Britt Kemp, as she is referred to in the search) offers up quite a cast of likable, but deeply flawed characters. Throughout Other People's Lives the reader is given clever humor, human reflection, and poignant moments, in spades. The entire collection is worth reading, but Kemp's magnum opus here is "The Protectors," which chronicles an older brother's attempt to sooth the fear his ill sibling, Benny, has for a missing little girl. The older brother invents a story about "The Protectors" who keep children from harm and save them from the bad people in the world. There are plenty of touching, sad moments here. Other highlights include the humorous "The Night of Things that Should Never Be Said" which includes one of Kemp's most memorable characters--Veronica Dubonne--a vulgar, on-the-prowl cougar, and "Youth in Asia." "To Rent a Home" is also a personal favorite. I enjoyed the contrast between the narrator, a sheltered mother, her family, and the writer who rents their home to finish his novel. It seems Kemp has a knack for well-drawn middle-class and upper middle-class suburban families. One may be reminded of John Cheever. All in all, Other People's Lives is a worthy collection of fiction. Recommended.