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text 2015-10-02 16:54
TH1RT3EN SKELETONS: 13 VERY SHORT unscary STORIES - Dwayne Fry,Dwayne Fry

Hey guys. According to Mr. Fry, this will be free on amazon tomorrow. Thought I'd mention it as it's supposed to be 13 humorous tales about classic monsters who realize no one finds them scary any more and.....well, it is October, after all.


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quote 2015-07-12 16:47
They were like day old bakery treats: nice to look at, but disappointing as hell when bitten into.
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photo 2014-07-02 08:07
100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano

100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano is a collection of 100 horror stories, each written in exactly 100 words, and accompanied by over 50 illustrations. Inside, you’ll find monsters—both imagined and real. There are vengeful specters, characters with impaired psyches, dark fairy tales and stories and illustrations inspired by bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore.

Praise for K.Z. Morano

"100 Nightmares took me for a thrill ride from the very first page. This book is filled with some of the creepiest and horrifying illustrations and flash fiction I've ever come across. K.Z. Morano knows how to take the fairy tale and twist it into a horrifying piece of flash prose, or subject an innocent person to the most brutal torture, or death. Seriously, some very disturbing moments were encountered as I read each story. Wow, keep an eye out for this writer, my friends, she's going to be delivering horror the way it's meant to be." ~Charles Day, Bram Stoker Award®-nominated Author of THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF, and author of DEEP WITHIN and HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER


“I can’t say enough about this book… It's well written, different, scary, and very unique.” – Bittersweet Book Reviews

“There’s an art to writing an effective story in so few words and the author nails it.” – THE CULT OF ME

"Such a brilliant concept with no two stories alike. Timeless enjoyment to be reread over and over..." - Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

“In all, Morano delivers an eclectic range of ambitious micro-fiction, the more accomplished of which is truly impressive in what it achieves in such a small amount of words.” – Horror After Dark

It takes a brief encounter with death to cause enduring nightmares.
A single well-placed blow could maim you for life…
One well-placed word could haunt you forever.

Micro-fiction is a blade—sharp, swift…
Sometimes it goes for the jugular, killing you in seconds.
Its silver tongue touches your throat and warm blood hisses before you can scream.

Sometimes, the knife makes micro-cuts in the sensitive sheath of your sanity, creating wounds that will fester throughout eternity.

Take my 100 words daily like a slow-acting poison or read them all and die of overdose.
Your call.
It’s your suicide after all.


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JVRJNG0


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Nightmares-K-Z-Morano-ebook/dp/B00JVRJNG0


Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/kz-morano/100-nightmares/ebook/product-21592369.html


Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/431783

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review 2013-12-09 22:05
New voices heard
Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories - James R. Thomas

With most of these stories only being a page and a half long, I can't much see the point of reviewing all or most of them (plus there's 80 of them and dude, I don't have that much time and wrestling's on tonight!).


Therefore here's a list of authors I discovered and want to read more of thanks to this book, which is often the reason I'll scour short story collections:



  • Don Shea
  • Alison Townsend
  • Stace Budzko
  • Katherine Weber
  • Steve Almond
  • Hannah Bottomy
  • Kim Church
  • Richard Bausch
  • John Biguenet
  • Stacey Richter
  • Jack Handey
  • Samantha Schoech
  • Leigh Allison Wilson
  • Utahna Faith
  • David Galef
  • Jenny Hall
  • Barry Gifford
  • Leonardo Alishan
    • Jennifer A. Howard
    • Barbara Jacksha
    • Ander Monson
    • Patricia Marx
    • Tony Earley
    • Kit Coyne Irwin
    • Tom Hazuka
    • Sherrie Flick
    • Christopher Merrill
    • G.A. Ingersoll - ("Test" is a true gem, this book is worth reading just for that story)
    • Opal Palmer Adisa
    • Bruce Holland Rogers
    • Michael Knight - "The Mesmerist" is another gem...would love to see this in novel length, and/or as a movie
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review 2013-09-16 00:00
Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories
Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories - James R. Thomas I've never read flash fiction before but I think sometimes the form says a lot even with its limited space. Some of the stories that had the most impact on me are: "Level" by Keith Scribner (p. 79) and "Currents" by Hannah Bottomy (p. 51). "Level" is my favourite, though, because unlike the majourity of the other stories, it was a simple moment of happiness (with a little bit of mixed feelings about the future thrown in). Most of the stories had a melancholy tone and it was rather depressing reading that many stories about death and missed opportunities again and again and again. So, Scribner's piece was a breath of fresh air. Overall, I feel like while some of these stories weren't to my taste in terms of content, I really enjoyed seeing how these authors explored and experimented with form and style.

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