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About Warren Benedetto
Warren Benedetto writes short fiction about horrible people doing horrible things.
He is a full member of the SFWA and has published dozens of stories in publications such as Dark Matter Magazine and The Dread Machine; on podcasts such as The NoSleep Podcast, Tales to Terrify, The Creepy Podcast, and Scare You To Sleep; and in anthologies from Apex Magazine, Scare Street, Eerie River Publishing, and more.
He studied Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and has a Master’s degree in Film/TV Writing from the University of Southern California. When he’s not writing, he works as Director of Global Product Strategy at PlayStation, where he holds 30+ patents for various types of gaming technology.
He is also the developer of StayFocusd, the world’s most popular anti-procrastination app for writers. He built it while procrastinating.
For more information, follow @warrenbenedetto on Twitter.
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Vampires, djinns, spirits, werewolves, trolls, banshees, elves, mummies, skeletons, carnivorous jack-o'-lanterns, evil-seeking clowns, Halloween purges, sexy-but-hungry succubi, genius loci scarecrows voraciously guarding their pumpkin patches, revenge of the Hallowe'en candies.
But don't worry, bwteen 100-word gory bites you'll have a moment to catch your breath before the next soul-eating creature climbs out of the grave...
Tonight’s forecast calls for terror…
Survivors trapped in a sunken vessel find themselves hunted through the depths by a deadly adversary. A skeptical journalist discovers the sinister inhabitants of a fake haunted house are all too real. And a husband commits murder to protect his wife, only to learn he has created something even more dangerous…
A dark and stormy night of terror awaits in Scare Street’s latest bone-chilling collection. This sinister volume contains fourteen tales of terror and supernatural horror. And each story brings you deeper into the dark realm of nightmares.
As you devour each tale with morbid delight, black clouds roll across the sky. Thunder rumbles in the distance, and jagged lightning screams above.
Be sure to close the window. You wouldn’t want to let the storm inside. After all, this is perfect weather for ghosts and ghouls to roam the night…
This volume features the following stories:
1. A Sinking Feeling by Warren Benedetto
2. The Winter Cabin by Nate Lock
3. How to Make a Troll by Andrew Jensen
4. Mistress Edge’s House of Horrors by P. L. McMillan
5. Groundhog Day by John Wayne Comunale
6. Into the Shadows by B. D. Prince
7. The Rancher by Al Hagan
8. Trial by Water by Renee Miller
9. Sugar Day by Peter Cronsberry
10. A Cold Day in Helheim by Kohl Neal
11. Testing Times by Kris Ashton
12. Coming Home to Mansion Hill by C. B. Channell
13. The Backward Man by Caleb Stephens
14. Dead Dogs and Murdered Men by Ron Ripley
Featuring stories by Virginia Watts, J. Rosina Harlow, D.G. Bracey, Julian Grant, Angela Gregory, Timothy Granville, Ariel Dodson, J.C. Raye, Kevin Stadt, Charles Wilkinson, Christopher Fielden, Ailya W. Zaman, Damon King, Gregory Wolos, Su Ryder, Tim Jeffreys, Bryn Fortey, Robert Pope, Martin Greaves, Michael W. Thomas, Warren Benedetto, Diane Gurman, RobertGraham, and Amanda Faith Poirier.
1. a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.
"a dark-horse candidate"
Join us for a monthly tour of writers who give as good as they get. From hard science-fiction to stark, melancholic apocalypses; from Lovecraftian horror to zombies and horror comedy; from whimsical interludes to tales of unlikely compassion--whatever it is, if it's weird, it's here. So grab a seat before the starting gun fires, pour yourself a glass of strange wine, and get ready for the running of the dark horses.
In this issue:
QUESTIONS A MAN OUGHT NOT TO ASK
THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE
Wayne Kyle Spitzer
MAKE IT A DOUBLE
THE UNSCARED CROW
THE GECKO KING
Bonnie is saved by the good samaritan Andy from a horde of zombies. Andy invites Bonnie to join him and his wife Meg for dinner. What can go wrong?
30 CE. Jerusalem. Josephus has been assigned the duty of spying on an up and coming cult leader, who is crucified and then comes back from the dead!
Wicked Shadows Press presents a spine chilling collection of horror stories featuring zombies and more!
Even though vocal critics of the genre keeps saying that the golden age of zombies is in the past, what with the plethora of literature, movies and shows on the subject, the immense variety of stories that we received while selecting tales for this anthology have proven beyond a shadow of the doubt how vastly rich this sub-genre of horror is, and how many stories may yet to be told on the fascinating subject of zombies, or more precisely, the “undead”.
Feast your senses as our authors traverse the corridors of love, revenge, hatred, spirituality and more in this rollercoaster ride of an anthology from Wicked Shadows Press!
Authors featured in this anthology are:
E. C. Hayward, Jacek Wilkos, Sean Kennedy, Frederick Pangbourne, Thomas M. Malafarina, J. Rocky Colavito, JR Blanes, Lawrence Dagstine, Fred Bauers Jr., LJ Jacobs, Garry Engkent, Paul Wilson, Dawn DeBraal, O. R. Black, Katie Garner, Warren Benedetto, J. Iner Souster, Arón Reinhold, P. F. Grazioli, Fariel Shafee
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
What miracles can more than one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
As a champion of emerging writers, you'll always find works by debut authors in our publications, as well new pieces from established and best-selling authors. We hope you enjoy the hard work that has been put into these tiny tales.
Unravel their message. Translate their meaning. Your life may just depend on it…
The world has its messengers, its harbingers of bad tidings. Some call them premonitions, others call them superstitions, all we know for certain is that in the cracks between the layers of our reality the truth is known. Warnings come in a strange array of mediums; from circling ravens, to withering crops, to nightmarish late-night visitors, and it is up to us to hear the messages they bear on their tongues…
In this horror anthology, eleven talented authors explore the prophetic nature of dark omens. Featuring tales of demonic possession, prophetic storms, nocturnal insect clouds, small-town cover-ups, and breaking skies, “The Omens Call” will open your eyes to the primal languages that humans dare not speak.
Dare you heed the omen’s call?
This hair-raising collection features:
“Everything As It Was” by Warren Benedetto
“The Lamb of Stull” by David Ivey
“Nails” by R.A. Busby
“Room Thirteen” by Julie Hiner
“The Human Stork” by Zoltán Komor
“Morton Cottage” by Leeroy Cross James
“Juniper's Spring” by Daniel Willcocks
“The Mourning Veil” by Mary Rajotte
“Knock One Down” Kevin R. Doyle
“Meltham's Children” by Chris Moss
“The Split Through the Sky” by Lena Ng
This collection has been edited by Daniel Willcocks and Julie Hiner, and published by Devil’s Rock Publishing. For more information, visit www.devilsrockpublishing.com
Featuring eight stories by Warren Benedetto, Jacob Steven Mohr, Barend Nieuwstraten III, Lincoln Reed, Dylan Roche, Victor Nandi, and L.V. Gaudet.
By the Seaside is the eighth Thuggish Itch collection, and although lockdowns and rapid antigen tests slowed down its progress, we are proud to present these stories from a mix of frequent collaborators and GST first-timers.