New #Zombie 'Drabbles' Out Now! #fiction
I have a new story, "Thirteen Horses," in the Descent Into Darkness anthology. In print and Kindle. Check out the cool cover! 700+ pages!
What keeps you awake at night?
Murder and monsters...
Demons and forces of evil...
Ghosts and urban legends...
Dive into the darkness with twenty tales of terror that will keep you awake long after the lights go out.
A horror anthology featuring featuring several best-selling and award-winning authors from around the globe, "Descent into Darkness" contains a variety of terrifying short stories and novellas.
Baba by Tony Urban
Blood Note by Sylvester Barzey
Nail Gun Glissando by Steve Vernon
The Evil in Devil’s Creek by Paul B. Kohler
What’s Been Keeping Me Awake by Amanda Luzzader
Mark of Perdition by R. L. Blalock
The Sun Makes Me Turn Purple by Gretta Penelope
Send in the Clowns by David J. Schmidt
The Nine Lives of Captain Osborne by E.E. Isherwood
They Want to Die, Let ‘em by L J Parker
Simon Says by Rachel McClellan
The Door by Delia Rai
** Thirteen Horses by C.A. Verstraete
Zombie Apocalypse by Max Lockwood
Fetch by Joe Jackson
Knock, Knock by Cindy Carroll
His Model Son by Brian J.W. Lee
Ascension by G M Sherwin
Through a Dark Wood by Shayne Rutherford
Lock and Key by Patrick Logan
Out Now - print and Kindle! New flash fiction anthology - BABY SHOES - 100 flash fiction stories by 100 authors.
Includes my story, "Second Chances" - yes, even zombie stories can have a happy ending!
When zombies appear, the town hoarder sees the baby shoes in the hall of the day care and hopes she isn't too late...
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April 1 means it's the A to Z Blog Challenge (no April Fool's joke!)
I started it off with a weird little flash fiction story, "Today's Special" based on the theme for A - "It's Alive!" heh-heh... I'll be adding more stories in the weeks ahead.
See the GirlZombieAuthors letter A blog post.
Get in on a unique Kickstarter project!
The Baby Shoes Flash Fiction Anthology Kickstarter is live!! - FUNDED! But... stretch goals are coming so check in!
The Baby Shoes Flash Fiction Anthology features 100 stories from 100 authors.
The Kickstarter has raised over the $1800 goal - more bonuses coming. ENDS Feb. 9, 9:17 pm Central time.
The anthology features assorted stories under 1,000 words.
Oh, yes, those zombies... well, in my story, "Second Chances," the "crazy hoarder" lady has the last laugh when the Z-apocalypse hits. She has plenty to live on, but one worry - what happened at the day care? Her discovery results in, yes, "Second Chances."
It's a story with #zombies and heart. (Not what you think!)
Just an FYI - my new flash fiction Zombie Story - "Second Chances" - will be in the upcoming Baby Shoes anthology. A new, revised Kickstarter will be launched for the project after the holidays. 100 authors, 100 flash stories under 1,000 words each. Yay!
Wow, the print version for the Athena's Daughter's anthology is beautiful!
I shared previously about my story, "The Songbird's Search" coming out soon in the anthology, Athena's Daughters, from Silence in the Library. (Coming out so far in July)
Interestingly, as part of the Kickstarter funding, original art was commissioned for the print version.
The cover reflects the beautiful women represented in the various stories.
The art features Athena, (of course!), along with women from all walks of life, including a historical figure like Amelia Earhart and Bee, whose flight suit brings to mind NASA and space travel, reflecting the introduction by former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Pam Melroy, and the story, "Millie," by author and US Marine Corps Pilot Janine K. Spendlove.
The back cover reflects the steampunk/gothic ladies featured in several stories and Mina from Cynthia Ward's story, "Whoever Fights Monsters."
There is also an Amazonian river goddess from Jean Rabe's story, "Visage" and an older, physically handicapped woman (who happens to be a superhero), representing Sherwood Smith's character in "Commando Bats."
Then there is a contemporary figure resembling an everyday working woman based on Gail Z. Martin's character in "Retribution.
The cover for the ebook version (below) stays the same. Here also is the wonderful art portrait of my character Marietta from my story, "The Songbird's Search." Read an excerpt of my story.
This is such a great project, with stories from all different genres. I can't wait to read it! (And even better - for once I'm not listed last because my last name starts with a V! ha!)
Blog by Chris Verstraete - author, award-winning journalist, miniaturist. I love dogs, too. It's all good.