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About Kelly Matsuura
Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but always dreamed she would live abroad. She has lived in China, the USA, and she now lives permanently in Nagoya, Japan.
Kelly's stories have been published by Harbinger Press, Black Hare Press, A Murder of Storytellers, Ink and Locket Press, and many more. She also publishes her own short story collections, The Natura Series.
As the creator and editor for Insignia Stories, Kelly promotes Asian speculative fiction from writers around the globe, and publishes small ebook anthologies with various Asian fantasy themes.
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Stories and Contributors include:
Bloodslick by Timothy Black
Crescent's Creature by K.C. Finn
Wrath by Liz Butcher
A Senseless Eating Machine by Jef Rouner
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The Broken Seashell by E.M. MacCallum
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Song of the Ocean by Scott A. Butler
Enticing Waters by Gina A. Watson
Tubular Hells by Beth W. Patterson
Dark Waters by Michael Cross & Emma Michaels
Lurking in the Deep has won the following awards:
Finalist in the Fiction: Anthologies category of the 2017 Best Book Awards
Featuring: Aditya Deshmukh, Amber M. Simpson, Andrea Eaker, Ann Christine Tabaka, Annie Percik, AR Johnson, Brianna Witte, Chandler Warren, Cindar Harrell, Claire Davon, Connor Sassmannshausen, Curtis A. Deeter, Dawn DeBraal, Denny E. Marshall, DM Burdett, E. Jarzembski, Eddie D. Moore, Erica Schaef, Frank Kozusko, G. Allen Wilbanks, Gabriella Balcom, Galina Trefil, Graham Robert Scott, Hayley Arrington, J.A. Henderson, Jacek Wilkos, Jennifer Carr, K.T. Tate, Kaustubh Nadkarni, Kelly A. Harmon, Kelly Matsuura, Kevin J. Kennedy, KT Morley, L.L. Asher, Madison McSweeney, Mark Kodama, Matthew M. Montelione, N.M. Brown, Nerisha Kemraj, Norbert Gora, Olivia Arieti, Raven Corinn Carluk, Rennie St. James, Rhiannon Bird, Sammi Cox, Sandy Butchers, Shawn M. Klimek, Shelly Macaroy, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Stephen Herczeg, Stew Brown, Sue Marie St. Lee, Terri A. Arnold, Thomas Sturgeon Jr., Tom O'Brien, Umair Mirxa, V. Mylynne Smith, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Ximena Escobar, and Zoey Xolton.
Featuring over 200 drabbles!
Featuring 252 drabbles from 68 authors!
Zoey Xolton, G. Allen Wilbanks, Claire Davon, Vonnie Winlsow Crist, Connor Sassmannshausen, Eddie D. Moore, Umair Mirxa, Joel R Hunt, NM Brown, Ximena Escobar, Sammi Cox, D.M. Burdett, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Rebecca Buchanan, Rennie St. James, J. Dorden, Tim Acheson, Madison McSweeney, Kaustubh Nadkarni, Thomas Sturgeon Jr., J.S Cline, Samantha E. Payne,
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– Unnecessary Risks
A werewolf stalks the streets of London, fighting for her humanity. In Ancient Rome, a gladiator battles monsters for the man he loves. In alien-infested Ontario, a metal-lunged soldier fights for guns and glory—and the girl of her dreams.
In worlds far and unknown, a cursed man fights rumour and raiders to save the children who have no one else. A big, buff, wingless fairy wrestles with a fiery portal to save her Great Tree from demons. At the lost temple of the Red Desert, a human sacrifice fights for her life.
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These short stories all feature heroes who identify within the LGBTQIA spectrum.
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‘Horse Feet’ by Celestine Trinidad
‘The Third Eye’ by Sheenah Freitas
‘Interlude’ by Eve Shi
‘The Island’ by Melvin Yong
PART II: Adult / Literary Tales
'Running from Shadows’ by Joyce Chng
‘Never Seen’ by Kelly Matsuura
‘Spirit of Regret’ by Eliza Chan
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Alanna Robertson-Webb, Benjamin Y. Tan, Ben Umayam, Carmen Indalecio, Celestine Trinidad, Chris Bannor,
C. Marry Hultman, Chris Hewitt, Chris Jackson, Connor Orrico, David Green, Deborah Angevin,
Deborah Won, D.J. Elton, EK Gonzales, Han F., Jacek Wilkos, Jo Wu, John H. Dromey,
John Rey Dave Aquino, Joyce Chng, Juan Takai, K.B. Elijah, Kelly Matsuura, Laurence Sullivan, Maria S. Picone,
Mariane Enriquez, May Chong, Michael Janairo, Natasha Sinclair, Natsumi Tanaka, Ng Yi-Sheng,
Nick Tan, Patricia P., Russell Hemmell, Shuren Hwang, Therese Choon (Therese C.),
Toshiya Kamei (Translator), Vonnie Winslow Crist, and Wan Phing Lim.
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Disclaimer: While the stories within this anthology are works of fiction, some very real mental disorders, fears and/or characteristics are discussed. Stories may contain sensitive topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, split personalities, schizophrenia, and more. Please be advised.
Stories featured in this anthology include the following:
"Twisted" by Jaclyn Osborn
"Lonely Hearts" by Amber Hassler
"When Emily was Here" by Kathy-Lynn Cross
"Postpartum" by Savannah Rohleder
"The Creep" by E.M. Fitch
"Blind Justice" by Jaidis Shaw
"Tortured Minds" by Gina A. Watson
"Lauren" by Jacqueline E. Smith
"Verity Incognito" by James William Peercy
"Gethen" by Liz Butcher
"Starved" by Ace Antonio Hall
"When I met Hannah" by Shelly Schulz
"Did You See Evelyn Today?" by Kelly Matsuura
"Obsession" by M.L. Sparrow