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About Patrick Barb
PATRICK BARB is a freelance writer and editor from the southern United States, currently living (and trying not to freeze to death) in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His horror fiction has appeared in HOME (Ghost Orchid Press), SHIVER, HOOKMAN AND FRIENDS (DBND Publishing), and ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: TALES OF ALTERNATIVE BEATLES (Fantastic Books). He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.
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Shallow Waters is the official monthly flash fiction challenge hosted by the award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. Every month a new challenge is posted online, with authors submitting via email. The best submissions are then posted on Crystal Lake’s Patreon page (an exclusive behind the scenes community of readers and authors), where patrons read daily entries and vote for the winner. What you’ll find in these Shallow Waters anthologies include the winners as well as the most popular of our finalists. Stay tuned for more volumes in this series, or find Crystal Lake Publishing on Patreon to enter or vote on future challenges.
Volume seven includes suspenseful stories with themes of isolation, the drive-in, cars, love, tragedy and loss, post-apocalypse, and camp horror.
Introduction by Joe Mynhardt
Cribs by Linda J. Marshall (winner)
Going Home by Lee Smart
Snack Money by Jay Bechtol
First Time at the Drive-in by Mark Allan Gunnells
The Perfect Match by Madeline Mora-Summonte (winner)
The Things You do for Love by Beverley Lee
Back Soon by Michael Patrick Hicks
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Red by Liam Hogan (winner)
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The Sower of Second Lives by Ben Norris
Alone on Campus by Mark Allan Gunnells
The Bone Tree by Michael Harris Cohen
Lure by Catherine McCarthy
Sometimes They Die by Michael J Moore
A Bright New Future by Philip Harris
The Little Thief by Esteban Vargas (winner)
Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Tear heads away
The Claws is here
Rends young and old
Weak and the bold
Welcome back to Deathlehem…
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…where the office Secret Santa takes a deadly twist…
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…where children confront Santa after years of disappointment…
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Twenty-five more tales of holiday horrors to benefit
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation