So this actually came out a few months ago, but I’ve been so busy I never got to
bragging posting about my short story that got accepted into the newest anthology coming from Elephant’s Bookshelf Press (I’ve had two other short stories published in their previous anthologies, so EBP is like my publishing family now. *wink-wink*).
But better late than never, amirite?
If you like Horror, this one’s for you. If you don’t like Horror, but you like ME, well, this one’s for you, too. Ha!
Fear is personal. What are you afraid of? What causes the hair on your neck to stand up? Do you worry about what your fears might mean? What horrifies you might be nothing to someone else. But there’s something for just about everyone in this collection of personal tales. Whether your fears remain secret or you laugh while you watch monsters devour your neighbors, we believe something in this collection will make you keep the lights on when you go to bed. The first collection from Elephant’s Bookshelf Press focused purely on horror stories, “Horrors: Real, Imagined, and Deadly” includes tales from E.B. Black, Kay Elam, Kim Graff, Justin Holley, Precy Larkins, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Mindy McGinnis, R.S. Mellette, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Matt Sinclair, A.M. Supinger, and Charlee Vale.
Published: November 4, 2015
Publisher: Elephant’s Bookshelf Press
These are awesomely creepy tales!
THE DREAM HOUSE : I wrote this so of course I love it. (Haunted houses and creepy girls…yikes!)
BLOOD AND INK by Mindy McGinnis : Quite unexpected ending that may have sent me snickering (because I’m sometimes immature)–but I’m sure it’s a horrific end for…some people.
THE SOUND OF THE CHAIN by R.S. Mellette : Okay, this one terrified me. I had that uncomfortable, inward-cringing feeling because, while this is not your typical blood-and-gore horror (there’s no gore and it’s still terrifying!), the idea of this story coming true to life is enough to curdle one’s blood. The expert build-up of suspense had me on my toes, too. Well done!
A SECRET KEPT IN SHAME by A.M. Supinger : I had the pleasure of beta-reading this, and let me just say that A.M. Supinger knows how to evoke vivid imagery, as well as create intriguing characters that you can oddly sympathize with despite their villain status.
THE GODS WITHIN by Justin Holley : Justin Holley is a master horror writer (I have had the pleasure of beta-reading his novel-length works), and this one is grim and disturbing in a creeptastic way!
THE WILD HUNT by Sarah Glenn Marsh : I loved the suspense in this story, and not knowing where it was heading to, or what I was going to find in the end. And the ending didn’t disappoint, bringing the story to full circle!
CORRUPT by Kim Graff : Disturbing on so many levels. How do you decide who’s right and who’s wrong, especially when you’ve been brought up to believe in a certain truth? This reminds me of cults and the brainwashing that goes with their teaching. Except there are no cults in this story.
TIME TO PRAY by E.B. Black : Another favorite of mine! I’m still unnerved by this.
LOST SOLES by Madeline Mora-Summonte : A bit heartbreaking. Very suspenseful.
THE TROLLS by Kay Elam: Loved this one, too. Strange and unexpected and excellent character voice!
THE ICE TREE by Charlee Vale : Pretty imagery with a sad, creepy conclusion.
LOST by Matt Sinclair : Short but emotion-filled. Honestly, I felt sad reading this. But there’s also just the right amount of spine-tingling factor to close this anthology with that ending.