Year Four: Dark Moments and Patreon

Year Four: Dark Moments and PatreonMy short stories “Quit Buggin’ Me, Man!” and “Population Zero” — first published on Patreon — and my drabbles “He Liked to Watch” and “Crossing the Line” — first published in Dark Moments — are reprinted in Black Hare Press’s Year Four: Dark Moments and Patreon, published in January 2023.

from the publisher’s blurb

“The Black Hare Press YEAR FOUR anthology is a culmination of all the nano-tales published in the Dark Moments online archive during 2022, and the PATREON stories.

As a champion of emerging writers, you’ll always find works by debut authors in our publications, as well new pieces from established and best-selling authors. We hope you enjoy the hard work that has been put into these tiny tales.”

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Crossing the Line

Dark Moments screenMy New Year’s Eve drabble “Crossing the Line” is available to read online in Dark Moments on the Black Hare Press website.

This theme for this month’s Dark Moments submissions was Christmas / New Year.

It will also appear in Black Hare Press’s Year Four: Dark Moments and Patreon anthology in January 2023.

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Annihilation: Drabbles 3 (Revelations)

AnnihilationMy drabble “Scorched Earth” is included in Annihilation, published in November 2022.

Annihilation is the third anthology of dystopian drabbles in the Revelations series, edited by Brandi Hicks and Shelley Jarvis for Black Ink Fiction.

from the publisher’s blurb

“It’s the end of the world as we know it!

Where will you be when time is no more? Staring at the mushroom cloud with a glass of wine in hand, or scrabbling for a way off-world in an alien ship? Or maybe you’re the one who set the plague/killer-robots/mutant squirrels with a taste for blood free, and now you’re standing back watching your handiwork from your secret bunker.

Read these micro-tales of disaster from 50+ international bestselling authors and let them fill your thoughts with anxiety-inducing scenarios of how we’re all gonna die.”

Short Horror Stories

Short Horror StoriesMy drabbles “The Unknowable Awaits” and “The Guardian of Old” are included in Short Horror Stories, published in October 2022.

Short Horror Stories is the latest drabble anthology from Shacklebound Books, edited by Eric Fomley.

from the publisher’s blurb

“Short Horror Stories is an anthology of horror drabbles, stories of exactly 100 words. Within its pages are dark morsels, creepy moments, and spooky, spine chilling tales.”

Madame Gray’s Poe-Pourri of Terror

Madame Gray's Poe-Pourri of TerrorMy story “The Folly of Phillip Morton Hayward” is included in Madame Gray’s Poe-Pourri of Terror, published in October 2022.

Madame Gray’s Poe-Pourri of Terror is an anthology of 23 Edgar Allan Poe-inspired tales, edited by Gerri R Gray for Hellbound Books.

from the publisher’s blurb

“A haunting collection of twenty-three terror-filled tales that pay loving homage to – and capture the very essence of – Edgar Allan Poe.

So, prepare yourself for blood-chilling nightmares as murder, madness, and the supernatural are masterfully blended together to create a delectably wicked potpourri of the macabre.”

Nom Nom: Hallowe’en Dark Drabbles

Nom Nom: Hallowe'en Dark DrabblesMy story “Oh, Pumpkin!” is included in Nom Nom: Hallowe’en Dark Drabbles, published in October 2022.

Nom Nom is the latest in the Dark Drabbles series of anthologies published by Black Hare Press.

from the publisher’s blurb

“Hallowe’en Horrors in tiny tales.

Vampires, djinns, spirits, werewolves, trolls, banshees, elves, mummies, skeletons, carnivorous jack-o’-lanterns, evil-seeking clowns, Halloween purges, sexy-but-hungry succubi, genius loci scarecrows voraciously guarding their pumpkin patches, revenge of the Hallowe’en candies.

But don’t worry, bwteen 100-word gory bites you’ll have a moment to catch your breath before the next soul-eating creature climbs out of the grave…”

Animal Cage: Under the Big Top Drabbles 3

Animal CageMy stories “Moondance” and “Dudley’s Last Day” are included in Animal Cage, published in September 2022.

Animal Cage is the third drabble anthology in the Under the Big Top series, edited by Brandi Hicks and Shelley Jarvis for Black Ink Fiction.

from the publisher’s blurb

“The zoo is a favorite family destination for so many people. Seeing exotic animals you wouldn’t be able to see without traveling to far away lands, feeding creatures ten times your size from the safety of the other side of a fence or cage, it’s all so fun…until things go terribly wrong. Malfunctioning fences, disgruntled employees, escaping animals, horrifying accidents—things we never think about while smiling and taunting tigers, elephants, gorillas, and more from behind a glass window.

Maybe reading these bite-sized chunks of terror will make you think twice before booking your next zoo trip. Black Ink Fiction’s Animal Cage features over 40 international authors set out to show you the darker side of our furry friends in cages.”