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About David Owain Hughes
David Owain Hughes is a word-slinger of horror and crime fiction, who grew up on trashy b-movies from the age of five which helped rapidly instil in him a vivid imagination. He’s had multiple short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies, along with articles, reviews and interviews. He’s written for This Is Horror, Blood Magazine, and Horror Geeks Magazine.
Hughes is the author of six horror novels, four short story collections and a plethora of novellas. Although he predominately writes within the bracket of horror and its multiple sub-genres, he’s recently branched out into crime fiction and is slowly carving out a superb series of crime/noir thrillers under the umbrella title of South Wales.
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Mark Fleming - Lifeblood
Lex H. Jones - For One Night Only
Andrew Lennon - House of Illusion
Jason M. Light - Abandonland
David J. Fielding - Wobbly Bob
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Christina Bergling - Zoltara
Gary A. Braunbeck - In a Hand or Face
John Dover - Frimby's Big Day
David Owain Hughes - The Last Freakshow on Earth
H.R. Boldwood - Mister Weasels and the Cosmic Carnival
Joe X. Young - The Frog Prince
Guy N. Smith - Blood Show at the Carnival
Steven Stacy - The Voodoo Man
J.C. Michael - What a Price to Pay for a Fucking Teddy Bear
Selene MacLeod - Sweetheart
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A drabble is a short form of fiction that is exactly 100 words long (not including the title).
Kevin J. Kennedy, has once again brought together the best of the horror world to bring you an anthology that is packed with creepy tales.
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Full author line up:
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James H. Longmore
James Matthew Buyers
Jason M. Light
Kevin J. Kennedy
Michael A. Arnzen
Michael Paul Gonzalez
Peter Oliver Wonder
Robert W. Easton
William F. Nolan
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You are cordially invited to Crystal’s and Harry’s downfall. Their fate, along with a whole host of other characters you are soundly familiar with, will take place at my master’s grandiose home located in Porthcawl, south Wales.
Along with this invite, I strongly recommend bringing waterproofs and galoshes, as things will get messy, not to mention sticky, as the deadly duo are led into my master’s trap.
This is one trip they won’t survive.
THIS BOOK DOES NOT INCLUDE A FREE SET OF STICKERS
100 Word Horrors: Book 4 brings you over one hundred new drabbles from a wealth of horror authors. Some new, some old, but all great. Each and every one of us hope you have a blast with the final instalment in the series.
Included between the pages:
Adam Light - No Time Like the Present
Alanna Robertson-Webb - U R Next
Amber M. Simpson - The Old Man
Andrew Lennon - Cinema
Andrew Lennon - Motivation
Andrew Lennon - The Wave
Ann Christine Tabaka - Water World
Ann-Christine Tabaka - The Children of Earth
Billy San Juan - My Sincerest Apologies to any Innocent Victims
Callum Pearce - Cats
Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer - Haunted House
Chad Lutzke - Shingles on a Graham-Cracker Roof
Chloe Lennon - Hunger Pains
C.M. Saunders - Louie's Room
Constanze Scheib - Sanatorium
Darren Tarditi - The Hunter
David Owain Hughes - Books-A-Million
David Owain Hughes - The Golden Sticker
Dawn DeBraal - Cannibal
Dawn DeBraal - Revived
Dawn DeBraal - Road Kill
Eddie D. Moore - Hide and Seek
Ellen A. Easton - Every Fifty Years the Roots Need Blood
Eric J. Guignard - Misadventures of an Aggrieved Recluse
Evans Light - Getting Carried Away
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Greg Bennett - Tiny Terrors
Harris Coverley - Coins
Howard Carlyle - The Theatre of Screams
J. C. Michael - Domestic Bliss
J. C. Michael - Spectrum
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Jack Lothian - Diamond Lake Killer
Jack Lothian - The Guest Room
Jackk N. Killington - Zombie
Jason Parent - Shape in the Dark
Joe X Young - Believe in Me
Joe X Young - Panto Season
Joel R Hunt - Mister Mushroom
Joel R Hunt - The Transylvania Box
John Boden - Meal
Josh A. Murphy - Slithering
Julian J. Guignard - Molly's Wedding
Kevin Cathy - Inescapable
Kevin Cathy - The Coffin
Kevin J. Kennedy - Missing Halloween
Kevin J. Kennedy - Wrath of the Old Ones
Kevin Wetmore - Chiaroscuro Morning
Kevin Wetmore - Take the Long Way Home
Lee Franklin - Feed the Beast
Lee Franklin - You Look Prettier When You Smile
Lee Mountford - Choke
Lee Mountford - Predator
Mark Cassell - New Home
Mark Steensland - Stop
Matthew A Clarke - Worth It
Micah Castle - Inescapable End
N.M. Brown - Extra-Curricular Clone
Nerisha Kemraj - Asylum
Nerisha Kemraj - Mine
P.J. Blakey-Novis - A Friend for Ellie
P.J. Blakey-Novis - Captive
Paul D. Brazill - Swamplands
Regina Kenney - Fantasy
RJ Meldrum - Livestock
RJ Meldrum - Phantom
RJ Meldrum - Summer Snow
Robin Braid - Blood in the Moonlight
Robin Braid - Undead Champion
Ron Davis - The Job Interview
Ross Baxter - Eternal Life
Ross Jeffery - Poached Egg
Russell Smeaton - Bus Home
Ryan Colley - Cattle
Ryan Colley - Memory Stick
Ryan Colley - Ride-Hailing
Sheldon Woodbury - A Prison Inside Us
Sheldon Woodbury - The Museum of Horrors
Simon Cluett - Lanterns
Stacey Jaine McIntosh - Blood and Bone
Steve Stred - Open Call
Steve Stred - Terra
Terry Miller – To Feed a Monster
Theresa Jacobs - Armageddon
Timothy Friesenhahn - Hair
Timothy Friesenhahn - I
Tina Piney - Awaken to Death <
After brutally murdering three critics for poor reviews of their show, Crystal and Harry decide it best to skip town and head for the coast. Once there, they know that everything will turn out just fine - it will be their chance to start afresh.
A new beginning.
But, before they make their way to the seaside, Crystal insists that they visit her sister at Castell Hirwaun, a renowned psychiatric facility for the dangerously insane - because, after all, it is because of Crystal that her sibling sits rotting in the place.
At the beginning of their adventure, Harry discovers a book in the van’s glove compartment - Whitewalls and Straitjackets - written by an unknown author who exhibits the most intimate knowledge of the deadly duo, along with the other nut jobs who lurk about the Rhonda Valleys in that most picturesque part of South Wales.
As lives and stories collide head-on, Crystal and Harry soon realize that escaping the Valleys won’t be quite as easy as they’s first assumed - especially so with another vicious serial killer hot on their heels….