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Howdy, pardners! Big things are happening here in Horrorland. 2021 and 2022 have been exciting years for me. To date, I've published several stories in various books, e-zines, and podcasts. Check 'em out!
"The Wooden Box" appears in Night Terrors Vol. 14, Season 2 Episode 21 of Drew Blood Dark Tales, and July 15 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 the February 11th episode of No Sleep Podcast's Season 17, as well as the July 11th broadcast of Chilling Tales of the Dark podcast, Season 1 Episode 47. 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. They feature this dive into the depths of the macabre in 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 in Night Terrors Vol. 24 with "Wrath of Shadows." The tale of terror is also featured on Season 6 Episode 11 of the Horror Hill podcast. 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? On Season 7 Episode 12, of Horror Hill, "Pop-Pop's Guide to a Happier Life" tells the haunting story of a young man who grieves the recent death of his beloved grandfather—until he begins getting terrifying messages from the grave
If you're a fan of flash fiction, my story, "Double Shift," has been published in Every Writer's Resource. 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.
Another of my short fiction pieces, "Uncommon Side Effects" is featured in the March 2022 edition of Dissections. 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 will 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 indoors, dealing with a wicked, undead hag who wants to torment him to the point of madness. Another black comedy tale, "You Never Can Tell" can also be heard on Season 2 Episode 21 of Drew Blood Dark Tales.
Speaking of the legendary Drew Blood, he will be lending his talents to Chilling Tales for Dark Nights Episode 162. The story is called, "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. Also, my short story, "Craig's Chair," is featured on Season 3 Episode 4 of the same podcast.
"Don't Be Late" was published in the July 16 edition of Creepy Pasta Tales. Brian Blanch is the most respected efficiency expert in Manhattan. He plans every moment of his life down to a nanosecond. One day, a stranger makes him a challenging offer: He must deliver a mysterious letter to an exact location at a specific time, in order to collect the prize. Bryan is the type who would never be late to his own funeral . . . or will he? You can also hear this story on Otis Jiry's Chilling Tales for Dark Nights podcast. Go to Season 11 Episode 2.
"New Bones" is a frightening story about a fixer-upper that a young couple buys at auction. They're unaware of the old house's terrifying history. Join them as they discover that when it comes to some houses, you get what you pay for. This haunted house tale is featured in the July 16 edition of Creepy Pasta Tales, as well as the Drew Blood Dark Tales podcast Season 3, Episode 19.
For fans of Richard Matheson and The Twilight Zone, you're going to enjoy the creepy tale called "The Disappearing Boy." Lenore is your typical high school sophomore. Her world is thrown into a vortex of terror when social outcast Tommy Naughton arrives in her English class. He displays a talent for making small objects disappear. But as his popularity grows, it isn't long before he sets his sights on larger things . . . like people. You can find this macabre tale on Horror Hill's podcast Season 7 Episode 18, as well as in the popular Ezine, Creepy Pasta Tales. It's also featured in the February edition of a podcast I just became a huge fan of: Spirit Voices. Check it out!
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