Good afternoon to everyone! I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving week and be careful if you go and do battle on Black Friday (or Gray Thursday). I will admit that there are some movies I might brave the dogs of war to pick up…
Last night was an amazing night with two new releases from Sirens Call Publications with stories by me within the covers. The first one is Voices from the Gloom Vol. 1. The story featured in it is a very personal one and at its root is based on someone I knew. The events surrounding his death were tragic and those that knew him were devastated. Sitting down to write, “To the Angels”, I realized that some childhood wounds never heal. Losing a member of your circle before you reach the golden teen years is terrible and seeing his empty seat on the bus everyday made his loss hard to let go of. He wasn’t a bad kid, so don’t let the story fool you. Sean, I’ve never forgotten…
The second release is Fear: Of the Water. The story I wrote for it is based heavily on the world building I’m doing for my fictional town of White Creek. The town’s history is drenched in blood and the secrets it keeps could undo the fabric of reality and bring the end of the world. In “Payment”, I begin to lay the groundwork for the basis of White Creek’s founding and the things bound within its soil. It is also a tale about the cost of secrets and price we pay for family loyalty. This story is one of my personal favorites and I hope you enjoy it too.
Well, I am off like a dirty shirt to start preparing for the rest of week (where I will hate myself for my food intake). Have a safe week!
Below is the info and links so that you can have some nice new reading material to travel with…
From the publisher:
Voices from the Gloom is an eclectic collection of tales that will echo in your mind, making you question what is real and what isn’t.
Whether it’s a mail delivery system with terrifying consequences, a sucker bet with an indelible foe, or a cellar full of family secrets – each of twelve stories contained within will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Let yourself get lost in the different voices. Let their horrific nature speak to you from the shadows. Let them pull you in and wring the marrow from your soul…
Brent Abell, Shaun Avery, Kevin Bannigan Jr., Donna Cuttress, Trevor Firetog, Kameryn James, Katie Jones, Jon Olson, Elaine Pascale, Katerina Russell, Justin M. Ryan, and Tim Wellman
Fear: Of the Water
Not afraid of the water? Perhaps you should be…
In the sodden pages of this collection lurk twelve tales of aquatic terror. Creatures that rise from the depths to gorge themselves on unsuspecting victims, specters who exact their revenge one sip at a time, and shadows that menace the most innocent of gathering places – these stories will warp even your worst nightmares.
Fear of the water is as old as fear itself. The next time you dip your toes in the water, might it be your last?
Brent Abell, Vincent Bivona, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, Timothy C. Hobbs, Kerry G.S. Lipp, Jon Olson, Zachary O’Shea, Connor Rice, Justin M. Ryan, SL Schmitz, Blaise Torrance, and Patrick Van Slyke