(I wrote this last October, trying to capture the essence of Halloween goodness and childhood enjoyment- before turning up the creepy factor in the end.) The majority of the trick or treaters had already abandoned the streets, divvying up their spoils of war and sorting their favorites into piles in the safety of their … Continue reading PUMPKIN (short story excerpt)
Harry knew that, the minute he had laid eyes on Sally, that she was one of a kind. That pale skin. Her hair falling in waves. She was gorgeous, no doubt. Wide eyes that hinted at things he needed from her. That strange smile, a bit crooked, as if trying to hide it from him … Continue reading ANNIVERSARY
Yeah. This CANDYMAN game existed. Until recently, I had only ever laid eyes on it once. Think it was in a KayBee Toy Store. Remember those? I nearly bought it back in 1995. Kinda wish I had. Very unique piece of Horror History and memorabilia. Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman.... Thank god the phone just … Continue reading CANDYMAN: The Board Game
The first three houses were a bust. Rick kept knocking while Johnny jaunted through the grass, peeking through the windows. The indoor lights were off and soon the porch lights followed suit. The only sign of life in the last house was a barking dog and an angry man yelling sleepily about having to work … Continue reading HALLOWEEN WIP (excerpt)
Once again, I'm sending this story back out into the short story ether- some smaller presses, this time. Read an excerpt below: She bit her trembling lip, her legs shifting as she reached towards him. She was sure that when she lifted her hand in front of her, he would disappear. A figment of … Continue reading Submitting My Story, “Elisa’s Games” to Three Publishers Today…
(My thanks to Flame Tree Press and Brian Trent for the ARC copy in return for an honest and fair review.) I'll be the first to admit- I don't read as much science fiction as I used to. Well, not novels at least. I do pick up collections from time to time and of course, … Continue reading TEN THOUSAND THUNDERS by Brian Trent (review)
I love October. This is just the delicious, bloody icing on a pumpkin colored cake.