Posts by Warren Benedetto

Warren Benedetto writes short fiction about horrible people doing horrible things. His stories can be found in anthologies from Scare Street, Black Hare Press, and Eerie River Publishing, in publications such as Dark Matter Magazine and 365Tomorrows, and on podcasts such as Tales to Terrify and The Creepy Podcast. He studied Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, and has a Master's degree in Film/TV Writing from the University of Southern California. When he's not writing, he works as Director of Global Product Strategy at PlayStation, where he holds 20+ patents for various types of gaming technology. He is also the developer of StayFocusd, the world's most popular anti-procrastination app for writers. He built it while procrastinating. For more information, visit www.warrenbenedetto.com and follow @warrenbenedetto on Twitter.

Listen to “Close Your Eyes” on The Creepy Podcast

My post-apocalyptic horror story Close Your Eyes has been produced by The Creepy Podcast. You have to subscribe to listen, but it’s worth the price of admission — you’ll get access to over 1,400 stories from their archive, for only $7/month. Plus, you’ll get access to 5 new stories per week, including several more of mine (coming soon).

“Dragonsbreath” published in Night Terrors Vol. 15

My short story Dragonsbreath has been published in the Night Terrors Vol. 15 anthology by Scare Street. This is an odd one for me: part contemporary dark fantasy, part horror, and part (gasp!) romance.

Like several of the other Night Terrors anthologies which I’ve been a part of, this one debuted at #1 on the Kindle New Releases list for Horror Anthologies.

“Make it a Double” published in the Water Turns Red anthology

My dark novelette Make it a Double has been published in Water Turns Red: An Anthology Of Crime Fiction. It’s a dark cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of unchecked envy and greed. It’s not quite horror, though the ending is plenty horrific. It’s more like an episode of The Twilight Zone written by Hubert Selby Jr. on a bad day.