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About Patrick Winters
Patrick Winters is a graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. As a student, he was a two-time co-editor in chief of the college's literary and art magazine, Forte, and is a member of the international English honors society, Sigma Tau Delta.
Winters is now a proud member of the Horror Writers Association. His works have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines and have been featured on various web-based offerings, including the Horror Tree, the Sirens Call, Deadman's Tome, Fantasia Divinity Magazine, Sanitarium Magazine, and many more. While appreciating an array of genres, his favorite to both read and write in is Horror, because he's just plain weird like that!
Winters is an avid listener of all things hard-rock and heavy-metal, a compendium of comic-book knowledge, can (and will) do a perplexing array of voice impersonations, and can bend his thumbs further back than any person should have the right/capability of doing. It is all quite odd . . .
A full list of his publications can be found at: http://wintersauthor.azurewebsites.net/Publications/List
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Here, condensed into 500 words, authors tell us tales of bloodthirsty dolls, grotesque puppets, and cutthroat stuffed toys—and they don’t disappoint!
Amelia Winterhart by A.H. Syme
Wound Up by Andrew Kurtz
Bear Witness by Beth W. Patterson
Frozen Smile by C.A. Goodwin
The Soul Doll by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
Doh! by Chris Hewitt
Chatty Cathy by Diana Allgair
Twelve Steps by Diane Arrelle
Mister-Man by Eric Butler
Hit and Run by Erik Handy
My Little Monica by Hari Navarro
Springety-slink by Ian Fortey
The Eyes Know by J.W. Garrett
Let’s Play a New Game… by Jasmine Jarvis
Shock-in-a-Box by Jodi Jensen
Teddy Bear Picnic by K.T. Tate
The Tinker’s Dame by Kimberly Rei
A Wonderful Toy by L.T. Emery
Doodles by L.T. Ward
The Matryoshka by Mackenzie Hurlbert
Emily by Majanka Verstraete
The Dad Doll by Martin Fisher
Bad Hare Day by Maxine Churchman
Killer Performance by Meera Dandekar
Kah May-may Oo-nye by Megan Willette
Sounds of the Farm by Michelle Brett
Harvey Danger by Morgan Chalfant
Orville and the Bug by Jay Alexander
Love, Grammy by Patrick J. Gallagher
Sprung by Patrick Winters
Dice and Decisions by Peter J. Foote
Jack-in-the-Box by R.A. Goli
Show and Tell by Raven Corinn Carluk
Burn by Rich Rurshell
The Onyx Doll by Sarah Matthews
Lifelike by Scott McGregor
Here you’ll find cursed rock stars, demonic records, and deadly one-hit wonders. Wherever possible, we’ve listed the song inspiration along with the story, so you can sing along to your heart’s content.
Just be warned: you’ll never listen to these songs the same way again.
Alexis DuBon, Alice J. Black, Andrew McDonald, Anna Orridge, April Yates, Benjamin Langley, Bill Hughes, Birgit K. Gaiser, Caitlin Marceau, Cameron Phillips, Cara Mast, Carys Crossen, Charles E.P. Murphy, Christopher Wood, Clarabelle Miray Fields, Colin Leonard, Collin Yeoh, Connie Millard, D.K. Lawhorn, Dale Parnell, David Fey, Dorian J. Sinnott, Eleanor Luke, Emma Kathryn, Gary Kruse, Gillian Duff, Greggore Shepherd, Gus Wood,Guy Riessen, Hazel Ragaire, Holden Zuras, iliana coleman, Isaac Menuza, J.C. Robinson, J.R. Handfield, Jacqueline Mitchell, James Dick, Jameson Grey, Janine Pipe
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We all have a fascination for things that scare us—the thrill, the heart-stopping jump scares, the terrifying suspense. From the youngest age, we’re fascinated by the fiendish and furry, the creepiest critters, the naughty and the nasty. Horror is all around us, from the clowns who hide under our bed, to the things we might drag up from the brook at the bottom of the garden, and the zombies who crawl our streets.
As author, Megan Feehley, so beautifully says; there is beauty just before the terror…a silken breath taken before the spill of righteousness…the warmth of a licking flame preceding the scald.
So, close the drapes, check the locks, turn on all the lights and get comfortable. But don’t close your eyes…
Never close your eyes...
Stories of adventure, mishap, magic, and macabre happenings on All Hallows' Eve.
The night when spirits walk among the living and dead things crawl from their dark hiding places to unleash Halloween Horror.
Featuring stories by:
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- Patrick Moody
- Ben Hurry
- Patrick Winters
- J.C. Raye
- Robert Allen Lupton
- Paul Stolp
- Jackie Fells
- Kelli A. Wilkins
- Scott McGregor
- Cullen Monk
- Douglas Ford
- Tim Mendees
- Clark Roberts
- Daniel Hale
- E. Seneca
- DJ Tyrer
- Patrick Meegan
- Joe Kogut
- R.C. Mulhare
- Erik Handy
- Alex Ebenstein
You ever heard of Route Thirteen? No, not that one.
The real one.
It ain’t on no map, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who’s travelled it. I dare say this book’s the only evidence you’ll ever come across mentioning that forgotten road. Or the bar.
Goes by the name of Whiskey Pete’s.
That shiver you just felt? That’s a warning, and so’s this book. Thirteen stories of pure horror, blood-curdling violence and spectacularly bad decisions, inspired by the poor folks who fell foul of old Route Thirteen and Whiskey Pete’s.
Let this book be your warning. If you find yourself on that forsaken road, with the warming lights of Whiskey Pete’s upon your windshield, turn back. Or it’ll be your Last Stop
A shared-world anthology of dread authored by
Holley Cornetto ~ L. T. Emery ~ Peter J. Foote
J.W. Garrett ~ David Green ~ Stephen Herczeg
Abigail Linhardt ~ Beth W. Patterson ~ Lynne Phillips
Austin Shirey ~ Joshua D Taylor ~ V. A. Vazquez ~ Patrick Winters
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Death God antagonists are portrayed as villains, further popularising the view that Voodoo is centred around death and necromancy.
Here in Bones, we looked to explore some of these tropes in five-hundred-word stories.
So, adorn your top hat and tattered tuxedo, get cosy in the armchair, and enjoy twenty-six dark tales, inspired by the movies.
The Bones of a Dead God by Alannah K. Pearson
Fast or Slow by Andra Dill
Louisiana Voodoo by Ashleigh Cattermole-Crump
The Bones Know by Brandi Hicks
The Truth Was in the Bones by Chris Bannor
Doctor John by David Green
Soul Stealer by David Green
Bones Don't Lie by Dawn DeBraal
Mr Saturday by Eric Butler
Hedge Witch by Gabby Gilliam
Law of Threefold by Jodi Jensen
The Switch by Joshua E. Borgmann
Good Dog by Karen Bayly
Sung by L.J. McLeod
Cheap Labour by Lamont A. Turner
Sleep Tight by Lauraine S. Blake
Miss Evita by Luis Manuel Torres
An Impressive Spectacle by Lynne Phillips
Voodoo Queen of New Orleans by Lynne Phillips
Edge of the Knife by Maggie D. Brace
Crucial Binding by Meera Dandekar
Oliver Jones, Boy Detective by Michelle Brett
Pinned by Michelle Mellon
The Guédé by Patrick Winters
A Shift in Life by Sophie Wagner
Throwing Bones by Stephanie Scissom
And who is Death? What does he like—how does he like his tea, does he really like using a scythe, is Death even gendered?
Death can take many forms, reap many souls. Death is unforgiving; yet can be gentle, almost kind. Death is the Ferryman; the driver of a cart with bones rattling against the road; Death is many things, but most importantly, Death is inevitable.
Find out answers to these questions and more, as authors from all over the world pursue Death in this collection of 100-word stories from Black Ink Fiction. When the Reaperman knocks, what will you do?
Animal Killers in Cherry Falls by Jacqueline Moran Meyer
Ashes to Ashes by Jasmine Jarvis
Satan's Apocalypse by Kevin J. Kennedy
Render Unto Caesar by Liam Hogan
Corocotta Road by Patrick J. Gallagher
La Flor by Patrick Winters
The Swamp's Eyes by Thomas Sturgeon Jr.
They Say Crows Can Remember Faces by Warren Benedetto
The Purge by Zoey Xolton
Tired of the same old vampire tropes? How about a sarcastic scientist accidentally turned? A feisty vampire grandma? Or Saucy Jack who craves women of the night? This anthology is sure to make you hang garlic and crucifixes to keep the vampires at bay.
Authors from all over the world bring you succinct stories to curdle your blood…such sweet, sweet blood. Check out Bloodlust from Black Ink Fiction now!
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.