Hey folks I have some great news for you! Finally by my own hands there is something out there to get your hands on by me! I thought we’d celebrate with a few neat things, if you have any other cool ideas let me know!
First I wanted to have some contest fun similar to my girl Barbara Grovner, that so much fun! We took pictures and posted them up for you guys in hopes they’d spring some awesome flash fiction ideas. She told me you guys did great! (I collected the stories but she was the judge.) This time it would be all me, I will be doing the reading and decide who has the best short tale.
The rules are simple…there will be some photos posted. And your word limit is no shorter than 200 words but no longer than 1000 (see I’m giving some of you a little room here, LOL!) Give us a little something scary. On Oct 29th at Midnight CDT the entries need to be in and around the big day, October 31st I will announce the winner. Send those entries to me at firstname.lastname@example.org like you did last time. The prize is a free copy of the eBook Horror Anthology, Devil’s in the Details, just for you!
There will be more than just this contest going on, I plan on having some good fun with you guys this go round. It is after all, one of my favorite holidays, one that shows the scary side in us all.
If you choose to bypass all the madness and just read the anthology anyway, here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite short stories:
Excerpt from Your Blood, Devil’s in the Details:
The day has come to kill you. Everything about you must die because your very presence on earth is wrong. You have been here without a soul for far too long. This world deserves a chance to live on without you, you evil son of a bitch. I will hunt you and when I find you and yours, you all will die.
I finally found you one day at a place secluded from a lot of other people in the dark; I had searched for what felt like ages. But really it had only been days. I walked out there without shoes and my feet were muddy and bleeding. My white dress draped my small form, clinging to me with sweat from walking all the way into the remote locale that your warehouse fortress had to be.
I walked all the way out there with my hatchet in my hand and murder on my mind. It glistened shining in the moonlight. And I saw a light on in the top floor window of your evil factory.
Grass that crackled on the bottom of my feet crunched as I slowly make my way up to the entrance of your ‘palace.’ I see you sitting with your back to the window and the small pains of glass glow with the light from your lamps.
I decided the place would go up in flames easy enough because the building was very old and I would do that after I killed you. It would be harder to tell who killed you if the evidence was all charred or mostly gone. Fire was like water a renewal source, so when it all burned to the ground it would cleanse the earth of your evil as well.
My small hand griped the hatchet hard and my brown eyes burn with tears of hatred for you and what you’ve done. My tear stained face was filled with emotions of many women all at once living in my head. My light olive skin was dirty and parts of my body are bleeding. My white dress is dirty too; matted with filth of the days and hours it took me to get to you.
I hide now staring up at you from behind a tree closest to the window you sit by. You have no idea I’m here, and certainly no idea that anyone knows about you and what you are, too bad for you but someone found you out and now I’m here to kill you. I see also that you have another with you I think I will go after him first then you. You will be the most fun anyway and why not save the best for last.
Last but not least folks join me in the open event for this release where I will make an announcement that came from a mere comment someone made over there, it struck a cord in me so there is another surprise in store.
Here is the buy link for you just because:
Y’all ready to get your Halloween freak on, a bit early? Yeah me too!