Another day, another reprint of Make It a Double is live. I’ve been very fortunate to have this novelette reprinted three times in the last few months. This time, it appears on Fiction on the Web, a popular destination for short fiction for over 25 years. And at least one reader (who is definitely not me) seemed to like it, already posting an awesome review:
My weird fiction story The Salt Circle has been published in Issue #32 of The Literary Hatchet by Pear Tree Press. You can download it for free for a limited time, or you can pick up a paperback copy on Amazon. This is one of the weirder stories I’ve written. It’s about a man who turns into a slug, and what happens when his wife dies after trapping him in a circle of salt on the kitchen floor.
The audio production of my horror story Breathtaking is now available for free from the Thirteen Podcast. Set in 1930s Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, it tells the story of a young girl and her brother who see a mysterious woman in white screaming outside their house during a dust storm.
The audio production of my short horror story They Say Crows Can Remember Faces is now available for free from Scare You To Sleep. Shelby Scott is the absolute best in the horror podcasting business, and she proves it once again with her incredible narration and brilliant sound design. This is one of my favorite stories, so I am beyond thrilled to hear it performed and produced so perfectly.
My short horror story Leftovers is now free to read at Teleport Magazine. It’s a story about an elderly woman whose son moved out and left her to fend for herself in a decaying, crime-ridden neighborhood. She’s not worried about the junkies and the gangsters though—there’s something far worse out there.
It’s a story about a little girl stalked by an unseen shadow-thing across a post-apocalyptic landscape. The key to her survival? Following the instructions her dead father tattooed on her arm.
My techno-horror story Blame is now available to read for free on The Dread Machine.
It’s a “found footage” story consisting of emails, Slack conversations, Reddit threads, phone transcripts, and more unusual artifacts like git commits, JIRA tickets, door entry logs … even a Walmart receipt.
Also, like many found footage tales, the story is ultimately pieced together based on incomplete information. Multiple reads of the story should reveal new hidden details that change the your interpretation of the ending.
The audio production of my horror story Feed the Worm is now available for free from The Night’s End Podcast. It’s an awesome production with lush soundscapes and nightmare sound effects that really heighten the suspense and terror. The screams at the end make the conclusion even more horrifying than I imagined when I wrote it.