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NEWS

Howdy, pardners! Big things have been happening here in Horror Land. The last few years have been exciting, but they pale compared to what my amazing fanbase has made possible in 2024. At the top of my list of glorious moments is the release of my short horror fiction collection, "Dark House, Many Rooms." It's available in Kindle and audiobook through Amazon, Audible, and Itunes. The audiobook is narrated by the best in the horror biz: Geoff Sturtevant, Johnathan Sleep, Laura Lockwood, Paul J. McSorley, Lucy Kay, Drew Blood, and yours truly.

 

I released my next book, Straight Outta Claxton: The Craig & Lorna Series Books 1-3, in April 2024. It's a bundle collection of the popular comedy/redneck/horror stories featured on Drew Blood's Dark Tales podcast. It's available on the online stores that I mentioned above.

I'm happy to announce my new Facebook page. Follow this link to visit me: facebook.com/dead2writes or Facebook P.D. Williams Horror Writer.


I've published several stories in various books, e-zines, and international podcasts that I hope you'll check out. To help you select the one that most interests you, read through the info below. Happy reading/listening!

"The Disappearing Boy" holds a special significance for me, not only because it is my most popular story, but also because it is partly autobiographical. This is a poignant and terrifying tale of a painfully shy high-schooler who possesses a magical ability. As he grows in popularity, his magic becomes darker and stronger to the point of death and beyond. Global audiences have been captivated by this tale, which publishers have translated into three languages: Polish, Swedish, and German. By Googling the title, you'll come across multiple choices for when and where you can delve into the horror of the main characters, Tommy Naughton and Lenore Zylstra.
                                                                              
"The Wooden Box" appears in Night Terrors Vol. 14, Season 2 Episode 21 of Drew Blood Dark Tales, and the July 15th edition of Creepy Pasta Tales. What happens when a psychopath kidnaps a person who is terrified of the dark and locks him in a pitch-black room? Not scary enough? Okay, let's toss a few large and highly venomous scorpions in there with him. This one isn't for folks who love a warm puppy story.

"Jelly" appears in Night Terrors Vol. 16. It's also featured on Season 17 of No Sleep Podcast and Season 1, Episode 47 of the Chilling Tales For Dark Nights podcast. This one is the most disturbing story I've written to date. When you're a twisted horror writer, and you combine jelly, romance, and human decomp, nothing tasteful will ever come of it. No wonder it's my most popular story. God, you people are sick. But I wouldn't have you any other way!

"Black Wolf's Sedan," fluidly combines sci-fi and horror, like peanut butter and jelly, or raisins and oyster casserole. Okay, maybe not the best analogy. Anyhooo, this one is a gripping tale of a highly skilled assassin who attempts to deliver the body of one of his victims to a clandestine lab for disposal. Things go sideways when a couple of young criminals steal his car. Too bad they aren't aware of the body in the trunk . . . the one that's changing into something horrific. Delve into the depths of the macabre with Scare Street's anthology, Night Terrors Vol. 22, and in the Season 2 Episode 3 edition of  Drew Blood Dark Tales podcast 


Scare Street does it again by releasing Night Terrors Vol. 24, featuring "Wrath of Shadows." Travis saw his first shadow person at age ten. It terrified him then, and it terrifies him now that he's an adult. Are the moving figures on the wall supernatural monsters or harbingers of impending doom?

"Pop-Pop's Guide to a Happier Life" on Season 7 Episode 12 of Horror Hill podcast is about a young man who receives frightening messages from his deceased grandfather.

If you're a fan of flash fiction, Every Writer's Resource has published my story, "Double Shift." It's a phenomenal site that features various genres of flash fiction, including horror. Check out these amazing stories at  www.everywritersresource.com/shortstories. You can also view the piece on this website.

Dissections magazine published my short fiction piece, "Uncommon Side Effects," in its March 2022 edition. They are an outstanding international E-zine that brings together some of the best writers, poets, and critics in horror. Can't believe they're letting me hang with them—no pun intended.

My friends at Drew Blood Dark Tales share my story, "Speak of the Dead" in Season 2 Episode 5. This one is my favorite type of story: horror and screwball comedy. Deputy Waylon Dupree is a rookie cop in a small southern town full of odd characters. During a torrential downpour in the middle of the night, he is ordered to check on the well-being of an elderly widow named Mabel Luckabee, the town's most hated citizen. Shortly after arriving at her derelict farmhouse, Waylon finds Mabel dead in her dirty bedroom. Or is she dead? As the storm rages outside, Waylon is trapped indoors dealing with a wicked, undead hag who wants to torment him to the point of madness.

Season 2 Episode 21 of Drew Blood Dark Tales features another dark comedy tale, "You Never Can Tell." Think about the time, gentlemen, when you had to experience one of the greatest terrors known to young men throughout the ages: meeting your girlfriend's parents. This pitch-black descent into humorous horror has a twist in the middle that will leave your mind feeling like a pretzel.


Chilling Tales for Dark Nights Episode 162 shares the story, "The Girl in the Wall." Shannon and Donnie find themselves driving through the dark night on a desolate rural highway. Exhausted, they stop at the creepy Miller's Motel for the night. They have no idea the horror that awaits them just beyond the wall in their cheap motel room.

 

The wildly popular voice actor and podcast host, Drew Blood, kick-started the series, Straight Outta Claxton, with "Craig's Chair," on Season 3 Episode 4 of Drew Blood's Dark Tales. He continued his spot-on performance over the course of the 2023-2024 season with the follow-ups: "Craig's Creature, "Craig's Demon," and "Craig's Sea Terror." Get ready for a laugh-out-loud journey as Craig and Lorna Wankemoff, our redneck experts in the supernatural, strap you down in the bed of their rusty, rundown pickup truck for a wild and terrifying ride through the backroads of rural Georgia. The series has been described as an even blend of "Twilight Zone" and "Hee Haw."  

Be sure to give a listen to the Season 4 Episode 22 episode of Fear From the Heartland podcast. Host Paul J. McSorley will debut one of my recent stories, "Rain in the Witching Hour." If you like your tension ratcheted up to one hundred, follow Uber driver Darius on a late-night drive with a man who may or may not be a psychopath. Oh, and there's the ice cooler he's clutching. Let your terrified imagination figure out what's inside it. Mr. McSorley again lent his considerable talent to "The Draining Room." What horrific deeds take place in the backroom of a small town Kentucky mortuary? There's only one way to find out, but by then, it'll be too late. This short story also appears on the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights podcast Episode 252. The title of the episode is called Life and Limb

 

The chillingly creepy story, "Momento Mori," aired on the December 2023 edition of CTFDN. ​​In the late 1800s, death art comforted many families after a loved one died. For others, it brought unspeakable terror.

Creepy Podcast also featured this blood-chilling tale on June 23rd, 2024.


"It Cries at Night" adds a new twist to the haunted doll trope. Cara's life has been spiraling out of control since her husband left and her baby died. To fill the emotional void, she adopts a hyper-realistic doll that she names Aimee. Cara dotes on the new doll, pretending she's an actual child. But has she loved the doll into existence? She becomes alarmed when someone rearranges household items and toggles her CD player on and off. And that's only the beginning of her horrifying fall into the supernatural. You can hear this story on Season 1 Episode 196 of Chilling Tales for Dark Nights. The name of the episode is Parental Perils.

The nationally acclaimed Drew Blood lent his considerable talents to another series: Madam Ona's Shoppe of Curiosities. Enter Madam Ona's mystical store where you'll discover crytals, potions, and other artifacts capable of propelling you into a supernatural void. The air date for the first installment was January 26th, 2024 Season 5 Episode 20. Part two followed on May 17th, 2024 on Season 6 Episode 12.

The dark comedy, The Dark Deal of Billy Twang, features a magazine interview between an overly eager music journalist, Sherbert Spooner, and a rock and roll icon from yesteryear named Billy Twang. The quirky tale will appeal to folks who love old-school rock, gritty characters, and out-and-out screwball comedy. Voice actor and podcast host, Drew Blood, took the reins of this one on Season 6 Episode 18 of Drew Blood's Dark Tales. Airdate: June 28th, 2024.




 

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