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About Cate Gardner
Cate Gardner is a British horror and fantastical author with over a hundred short stories published. Several of those stories appear in her collection Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits (Strange Publications 2010). She is also the author of two novellas: Theatre of Curious Acts (Hadley Rille Books, 2011) and Barbed Wire Hearts (Delirium Books, 2011).
Her chapbooks Nowhere Hall (Spectral Press 2011) and The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon (Bucket 'O' Guts Press 2009) have now sold out, and she is currently working on a novel.
Her favourite authors are Robert Shearman, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Gina Ranalli, John Wyndham and Lemony Snicket.
"...a rising purveyor of high literary strangeness..." Publishers Weekly
Includes all new stories by Piers Anthony, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Lisa Morton, Jeremy C. Shipp, Gary McMahon, Aric Sundquist, and many more!
You don’t want to miss this staggering collection of horror and dark fantasy!
INSIDE THE BOXES by Jeff Strand
DOWN IN THE WOODS TODAY by Emily C. Skaftun
DOLLHOUSE by Craig Wallwork
POOR ME AND TED by Kate Jonez
A LITTLE CRIMSON STAIN by Joe McKinney
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE by S.S. Michaels
DREAMS OF A RAGGED DOLL by Cate Gardner
ATTIC DOG by David Raffin
WHEN HARRY KILLED SALLY by Lisa Morton
LIVING DOLL by Piers Anthony
THE WHITE KNIGHT by Aric Sundquist
THE DOLL TREE by Amelia Mangan
A LITTLE TERROR by Phil Hickes
GIVE IT A NAME by Gary McMahon
DISCARDED by Nancy Rosenberg England
GOOGLY by Jeremy C. Shipp
RUBIK'S CUBE by Melanie Mascio
A BRIGHTLY-COLORED BOX FILLED WITH STARS by Dorian Dawes
THE TEA-SERVING DOLL by Mae Empson
The aim of Kimota was to provide interesting horror, science fiction or fantasy stories or maybe a mixture of the genres.
The authors are: Neal Asher, Stephen Gallagher, Stephen Laws, Mark Chadbourn, Nicholas Royle, Peter Crowther, Mark Morris, Paul Finch, William Meikle, David A. Sutton, Suzanne J. Barbieri, Steve Lockley, Christopher Kenworthy, Alexander Glass, Annemarie Allen, John Travis, Caroline Dunford, Cate Gardner, Julie Travis, Jonathan Taylor, Peter Tennant, Stuart Young, Simon Kewin, Steve Dean, Hugh Cook, Martin Owton, D.F. Lewis, Barbara Davies, Kevin Rattan, Paul McAvoy, David O'Neill, Trevor Mendham and Davina Marsland.
A girl escapes her birdcage through a mirror where a Perfume Thief lies waiting.
A boy with a lost heart, a girl with a stopped heart, and Ghoate, the man who collects hearts.
THIS FOOLISH & HARMFUL DELIGHT
A BLEEDING OF INK
WHEN THE MOON MAN KNOCKS
THE DEATH MOTH’S WEIGHTED WINGS
FOR THOSE WHO DANCE BY ROPE OR DREAM
IN THE BROKEN BIRDCAGE OF KATHLEEN FAIR
BARBED WIRE HEARTS
"You’re not the first to talk to your dead here", the vagrant said. The living always chase after their dead until they come upon their own.
Formed from shadow and dust, ghosts inhabit the abandoned office building, angry at the world that denies them. When Katy sees her deceased boyfriend in the window of the derelict building, she finds a way in, hoping to be reunited. Instead, the dead ignore, the dead do not see; and only the monster that is Yarker Ryland has need of her there.
The tales found within Dead Souls explore the recesses of the soul; those people and creatures that could not escape the shadows. From the inherent cruelness of humanity to malevolent forces, Dead Souls explores the depths of humanity as a lesson to the ignorant, the naive and the unsuspecting.
God created light, but it is a temporary grace that will ultimately fail us, for the darkness is stronger and our souls…are truly dead.