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"At his best Jeffreys writes memorable, perturbating prose with an overwhelming sense of menace. The stories stay with the reader, touching something in the psyche that is both troubling and intriguing." Bristol Review of Books.
"I've never before encountered a new author (new to me, in any event) whose work...grabs me so significantly from page one. When on his top form as demonstrated here...(Tim Jeffreys)...has the precious ability to grapple, I sincerely believe, with a writing gear in the horror or weird fiction genre beyond the reach of most."
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Nightfall is the prime time for terror…
In the jungles of Vietnam, Hell on earth awaits a troop of unsuspecting GIs. A greedy gravedigger faces deadly repercussions for stealing from the dead. And love comes with a terrible price when a lonely woman turns to a witch to fulfill her heart’s desires…
Plunge into darkness with Scare Street’s new collection of bone-chilling terror. This demonic volume contains thirteen sinister tales of supernatural horror. Enough to keep you reading into the darkest hours of the night.
Things look different in the moonlight. The branches of a tree become a monster’s claws. The shadows around your window seem like wraiths, rising from the underworld. And the space beneath your bed becomes the perfect spot for a snarling beast to hide…
But don’t worry. Soon the sun will rise, and everything will go back to normal. Assuming you make it through the night…
This collection contains:
1. Search and Destroy by Richard Beauchamp
2. As Seen from Above by Dustin Walker
3. The Gravedigger by Daniel J. Bickley
4. Cuckoo, Cherry Tree by R.G. Evans
5. The Sanction by Damir Salkovic
6. The Old Man's Neighbor by Gordon Dunleavy
7. The Witch of the Woods by Jamie Zaccaria
8. Ōsuzumebachi by Matthew McKiernan
9. With Lying Tongues, With Words of Hatred by Spencer Koelle
10. Silver Maples by Tim Jeffreys
11. The Strange Journey of James Booth by Justin Boote
12. The Summer with No Tourists by Alethea Avery
13. Children's Home by Ron Ripley
Or why certain children must never play in the rain?
What about the witch who lives in the projects?
Do you know the real reason we no longer recognize the ancient constellation Noctua?
Or the secret history of Canada’s most tragic monster?
Did you hear about that creepy tape that cures loneliness forever?
Or the weird pet with the big eyes, gorgeous fur, long stinger, and otherworldly powers?
A demonic wolf that hunts its quarry to the ends of the earth…
An inhuman abomination hidden deep in the Mexican countryside…
A bloodthirsty spirit perpetuating the brutal horrors he committed in life…
A beautiful god with a single, horrific command…
These are just a few of THE MONSTERS WE FORGOT.
Comprising the first three volumes of the bestselling MONSTERS horror anthology series, THE MONSTERS WE FORGOT trilogy is a chilling collection of over 100 folklore-inspired horror stories by an international team of authors ranging from award-winners and bestsellers to visionary newcomers. These stories draw inspiration from the folklore traditions of countries including Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Ireland, Wales, England, Norway, Nigeria, Greece, Poland, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States, the tales in this three-part collection range from original folktales and chilling myths to information-age monsters and modern urban legends, and everything in between.
Within the 128,083 words of Part I, you’ll find a treasure trove of myths, legends, folktales, urban legends, historical accounts, and stories about horrors, both ancient and modern, that have been hidden, ignored, or forgotten entirely.
Turn on the lights, check the locks, and settle in. You’re about to remember THE MONSTERS WE FORGOT.
"A very promising anthology." —Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year
"An annual highlight of the genre." —Anthony Watson, Dark Musings
"Weirdness with truth at its heart." —Des Lewis, Real-Time Reviews
Well...the harvest is here. And it's dead.
With these 50 dark tales (and nearly 700 pages of terror!) readers will experience fear, depravity, love, and loss. And a kind of chill that won't soon leave your bones.
DEAD HARVEST is a crop like no other—and includes stories from: Richard Chizmar, Tim Lebbon, Jeff Strand, Ronald Malfi, Greg F. Gifune, James A. Moore, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Tim Waggoner, David Bernstein, Richard Thomas, Jon Michael Kelley, Brian Kirk, Chad P. Brown, Lori R. Lopez, Stuart Keane, Tim Jeffreys, Ahimsa Kerp, C.M. Saunders, Martin Reaves, M.L. Roos, Gregory L. Norris, Angeline Trevena, Jeremy Peterson, Christine Sutton, Gregor Cole, Lori Safranek, Jaime Johnesee, Bear Weiter, Kyle Yadlosky, Aaron Gudmunson, Sara Brooke, C.L. Hernandez, Patrick Lacey, John Grover, Todd Keisling, Jason Andrew, Dana Wright, Andrew Bell, E.G. Smith, Amy Grech, Mark Patrick Lynch, Wayland Smith, Jonathan Templar, Marie Robinson, Michael McGlade, Jordan Phelps, Nick Nafpliotis, Matthew Pedersen, Bryan Clark—and introducing Billy Chizmar.
Enter the harvest and get lost . . .
(Editor: Mark Parker, Scarlet Galleon Publications, LLC)
Up in the attic, a bedtime story outlives its storyteller.
A city boy visits his country cousins and stumbles on a terrifying family secret.
From a film set in the Arizona desert, to an overgrown rambling old house in the Florida swamps, to the dusty streets of a small Mexican town, the stories in this volume plunge the reader into the shadows of a world almost forgotten by modern fables of cold science and bright sunlight. They are the brushed over voices who call a warning to those who would comfort themselves in the thought that monsters aren’t real, and those things can’t happen here. Stories We Tell After Midnight Volume 2 offers up tales of revenge, of hunger, and of the horror that stalks you just beyond the glow of your cell phone light, but only to those who dare turn the page…
*Table of Contents*
Bedtime Tales ~ Nicola Lombardi / trans. J. Weintraub
Baby Gray ~ Gregory L. Norris
Iron Teeth ~ Jude Reid
Victoria ~ Jay Caselberg
Family Line ~ Michele Tracy Berger
Primary Manifestations ~ Laura E. Price
Cameraman ~ Joe Scipione
Seek, Don't Hide ~ Liam Hogan
Hey Diddle Diddle ~ Jeff Samson
The Cleaning Lady ~ Samantha Bryant
Whisper Wood ~ Eddie Generous
Last Shot ~ Tim Jeffreys
False Confession ~ Joseph Rubas
The Curse of the Cucuy ~ Pedro Iniguez
The Cut-Mouth Woman and Me ~ Elizabeth Davis
(and I feel fine) ~ EJ Sidle
Mouths to Feed ~Solange Hommel
Red Rover, Red Rover ~ Larina Warnock
Cell Phone Lights ~ T.M. Starnes
Lamina ~ Eliza Master
The Terrible Teddies ~ Priya Sridhar
The Thing All These Relationships Have in Common Is You ~ DeAnna Knippling
Field Trip ~ J.L. Knight
The Bugs Come Out at Night ~ Mike Sullivan
And monsters into men.
What would you do for love?
Self-sacrifice, of course...
But what about literal sacrifice?
Would you kill for the right person?
Would you kill again…and again…and again?
What if you could come back from the dead to protect your loved ones?
Or never die in the first place?
Would you cross the ocean? The world?
What about the universe? Or reality itself?
Would you enlist a demon to avenge your brother?
Or seduce a serial killer to save your sister?
Would you live an eternity of lifetimes with your soulmate?
Even if he was a monster?
A family of necromancers determined to preserve their way of life at all costs…
A tragic spirit whose rage burns across centuries…
Parents who go to reality-defying lengths to save their children…
Legendary monsters resurrected to avenge the forgotten…
Guardians of the ancient world who kill to protect their wards…
Jealous lovers who let nothing stand in their way…
Come and meet these monsters, and the things they do for love.
Comprising Volumes 4 to 6 of the bestselling "MONSTERS" horror anthology series, the WHAT MONSTERS DO FOR LOVE trilogy spans over one hundred stories by an international team of bestselling, award-winning, and visionary authors, offering a treasure trove unforgettable tales about monsters (of both the human and inhuman varieties) that range from the deceptively whimsical to the heartbreakingly terrifying, and everything in between.
Now lock your doors, turn on your lights, and grab your cat for comfort’s sake. It’s time to learn why love is the scariest thing on earth.
Full to bursting with enough finely-crafted stories to counter-balance the wild, imaginative tales from the hinterlands of dream, you must be careful as you close the covers of Dark Lane Anthology Volume 10 not to crush the overflow of creatures running from its pages. This intelligent and quirky collection will more than satisfy the desire for variety and quality.
Volume 10 features stories by: Rhonda Eikamp, Edward Ahern, David Hartley, Matt Cartmell, Robert Pope, Carolyn Stockdale, Zandra Renwick, Bill Davidson, Emma Deimling, Tim Jeffreys, Timothy Granville, Paul D. Coombs, Paul Murgatroyd, Peter Damien, J. Rosina Harlow, Louis Rosenberg, Merl Fluin, T.J. Miller, Charles Wilkinson, Suzanne Garcia Pino, Camillus John, and Timothy Dodd.
Plus, in a new feature, some of the above writers dissect two well-known weird tales: Laird Barron’s The Forest, and Wingstroke by Vladamir Nabokov.
Featuring fiction by Sam Hicks, Williams Squirrel, Charles Wilkinson, K.W. Taylor, George Aitch, Kate Carne, Robert Pope, Jack Howling, Robert P. Kaye, Tomas Eklund, Helen Power, Matthew Chabin, Stephen McQuiggan, Edward Ahern, Damon King, Anya Penfold, J.Rosina Harlow, Joshua Storrs, Bryn Fortey, George Kearse, Tim Jeffreys, Ariel Dodson, and T.J. Miller.
Why does Luke arrive at the hospital covered in blood and with some of his fingers missing? Was it really a chainsaw accident as he claims?
What does Gary’s tripping blog reveal about his lonely death in a traffic accident in Japan?
Why is the Countess so interested in the ancient tablet bequeathed to Ada by her late husband?
And who is this facing Death’s judgement in a Batman outfit?
With the mood shifting from horror to humour to moving tales of loss and sadness, this anthology aims to create a woozy world of experience wherein the reader is never quite sure of his or her footing…or of what they might find when they turn the next page.
Will you stick to the well-lit walkways, or dare you take this dark lane?
But these tales are not merely intended to scare or unsettle. The characters in these pages learn things about themselves through their surreal and otherworldly experiences: how to love, how to forgive, how to grieve, how to fight, and, of course, how to protect yourself when confronted with a satanic rhinoceros in the menswear section at Debenhams.
Step right up.
You want thrills and chills, come on in.
This way. This way.
Sit down. Strap in.
You'll laugh, you'll cry.
But don’t worry.
It’s just a ride.