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About Chad Lutzke
Chad has written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance, and Scream magazine. He's had dozens of short stories published, and some of his books include: OF FOSTER HOMES & FLIES, STIRRING THE SHEETS, THE PALE WHITE, SKULLFACE BOY, THE NEON OWL and OUT BEHIND THE BARN co-written with John Boden. Lutzke's work has been praised by authors Jack Ketchum, Richard Chizmar, Joe Lansdale, Stephen Graham Jones and his own mother.
He can be found lurking the internet at www.chadlutzke.com
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Kevin J. Kennedy has once again served up the best of the horror world to bring you an anthology that is packed with creepy tales.
Between these pages you will find over one hundred drabbles, written by a wealth of talented authors. From the best indie horror authors to Bram Stoker award winners and Amazon top sellers. We have monsters, mayhem and madness. Come join us.
Contains stories by:
Billy San Juan
David J. Fielding
David Owain Hughes
Donelle Pardee Whiting
Ellen A. Easton
Eric J. Guignard
James H. Longmore
James Matthew Byers
Joe X. Young
Julian J. Guignard
Justin M. Woodward
Kevin J. Kennedy
Michael A. Arnzen
Robert W. Easton
Terry M. West
Edited by Brandy Yassa
Shallow Waters—where nothing stays buried.
With 25 dark tales diving beneath the surface of life, death, and the pain between them.
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, where patrons read daily entries and vote for the winner. What you’ll find in these Shallow Waters anthologies include 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 two includes horror, thrillers, suspense, and stories of life after death, the supernatural, murder, and the beauty beneath it all.
Introduction by Joe Mynhardt
“Night Swimming” by Michael O’Brien
“Hush Little Baby” by Matt Shaw
“The Vessel” by Mark Allan Gunnells
“The Southland” by Pedro Iniguez
“Biter of Dust” by Austin James (winner)
“Gently Used” by Jonah Buck
“Ollie Visits Grandma” by Mark Cassell
“The Water Tower Ghost” by Darryl Foster
“Standing Tall” by Kenneth W. Cain
“The Only Thing That Remains” by Jess Landry
“(Almost) Joined at The Hip” by Dan Weatherer
“Remy and the Elephant” by Linsey Knerl
“She Fluttered” by Andrew Garvey
“Just A Cup of Coffee” by Theresa Derwin
“Malignant” by Steve Thompson & Kenneth W. Cain
“Welcome to the Future” by Diana Grove
“Makes Three” by Michael Harris Cohen & Mark Allan Gunnells (winner)
“A Tea Party for the Dead” by Dani Brown & David Charlesworth
“A Game of Hide and Seek” by Joe X Young
“The Allotment” by Theresa Derwin
“Hourglass” by Chad Lutzke & John Boden
“The End of the War” by Joseph Mulak
“Long Distance Cull” by Tony Logan & Red Lagoe
“To Stop Further Slaughter” by Raymond Gates
“Baited” by Chad A. Clark
“Curtain Call” by Raven Dane (winner)
In this volume…
- A man is visited by his wife the night before her funeral.
- A tale of brotherly love turns sour.
- What happens when the ghosts of our past refuse to forget?
- A man contemplates the sacrifice he must make to stop a killer.
- When popping in to see a grandparent, don't always expect biscuits and tea.
- She rose from the dead, but by cheating death she must gamble again with life.
- A grieving mother preserves the memory of her son in a very curious manner.
- During an interrogation in the sweltering summer heat, a Los Angeles detective struggles as he loses his grasp between reality and madness.
- A bizarre black mold problem leads to the most extreme of solutions.
- Dawn comes for the dead locked in a forgotten room inside the Neon Dream.
- An ancient soul finds himself and his people threatened by an ever-growing hostile race.
THIS BOOK DOES NOT INCLUDE A FREE SET OF STICKERS
100 Word Horrors: Book 4 brings you over one hundred new drabbles from a wealth of horror authors. Some new, some old, but all great. Each and every one of us hope you have a blast with the final instalment in the series.
Included between the pages:
Adam Light - No Time Like the Present
Alanna Robertson-Webb - U R Next
Amber M. Simpson - The Old Man
Andrew Lennon - Cinema
Andrew Lennon - Motivation
Andrew Lennon - The Wave
Ann Christine Tabaka - Water World
Ann-Christine Tabaka - The Children of Earth
Billy San Juan - My Sincerest Apologies to any Innocent Victims
Callum Pearce - Cats
Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer - Haunted House
Chad Lutzke - Shingles on a Graham-Cracker Roof
Chloe Lennon - Hunger Pains
C.M. Saunders - Louie's Room
Constanze Scheib - Sanatorium
Darren Tarditi - The Hunter
David Owain Hughes - Books-A-Million
David Owain Hughes - The Golden Sticker
Dawn DeBraal - Cannibal
Dawn DeBraal - Revived
Dawn DeBraal - Road Kill
Eddie D. Moore - Hide and Seek
Ellen A. Easton - Every Fifty Years the Roots Need Blood
Eric J. Guignard - Misadventures of an Aggrieved Recluse
Evans Light - Getting Carried Away
Evans Light - Swing Low
Evans Light - This Little Piggy
Gary McDonough - Curiosity
Greg Bennett - Tiny Terrors
Harris Coverley - Coins
Howard Carlyle - The Theatre of Screams
J. C. Michael - Domestic Bliss
J. C. Michael - Spectrum
Jacek Wilkos - Lair
Jack Lothian - Diamond Lake Killer
Jack Lothian - The Guest Room
Jackk N. Killington - Zombie
Jason Parent - Shape in the Dark
Joe X Young - Believe in Me
Joe X Young - Panto Season
Joel R Hunt - Mister Mushroom
Joel R Hunt - The Transylvania Box
John Boden - Meal
Josh A. Murphy - Slithering
Julian J. Guignard - Molly's Wedding
Kevin Cathy - Inescapable
Kevin Cathy - The Coffin
Kevin J. Kennedy - Missing Halloween
Kevin J. Kennedy - Wrath of the Old Ones
Kevin Wetmore - Chiaroscuro Morning
Kevin Wetmore - Take the Long Way Home
Lee Franklin - Feed the Beast
Lee Franklin - You Look Prettier When You Smile
Lee Mountford - Choke
Lee Mountford - Predator
Mark Cassell - New Home
Mark Steensland - Stop
Matthew A Clarke - Worth It
Micah Castle - Inescapable End
N.M. Brown - Extra-Curricular Clone
Nerisha Kemraj - Asylum
Nerisha Kemraj - Mine
P.J. Blakey-Novis - A Friend for Ellie
P.J. Blakey-Novis - Captive
Paul D. Brazill - Swamplands
Regina Kenney - Fantasy
RJ Meldrum - Livestock
RJ Meldrum - Phantom
RJ Meldrum - Summer Snow
Robin Braid - Blood in the Moonlight
Robin Braid - Undead Champion
Ron Davis - The Job Interview
Ross Baxter - Eternal Life
Ross Jeffery - Poached Egg
Russell Smeaton - Bus Home
Ryan Colley - Cattle
Ryan Colley - Memory Stick
Ryan Colley - Ride-Hailing
Sheldon Woodbury - A Prison Inside Us
Sheldon Woodbury - The Museum of Horrors
Simon Cluett - Lanterns
Stacey Jaine McIntosh - Blood and Bone
Steve Stred - Open Call
Steve Stred - Terra
Terry Miller – To Feed a Monster
Theresa Jacobs - Armageddon
Timothy Friesenhahn - Hair
Timothy Friesenhahn - I
Tina Piney - Awaken to Death <
Are you hungry for horror?
Chew on This! has everything you need to satiate your appetite for the strange and macabre.
Tonight’s menu is a fifteen-course meal of subtle and atmospheric tales all the way down to the grisly, blood-drenched extremes.
Creepy restaurants, treacherous take-out, forbidden feasts, and more!
We’ve got horror so good you can taste it!
Featuring: Kristopher Triana – K. Trap Jones – Nikki Noir - Mark C. Scioneaux – Vivian Kasley – Chad Stroup – John McNee – Victorya Chase – Armand Rosamilia – Sarah Johnson and Robert Bose – S.C. Mendes -– Shenoa Carroll-Bradd – Sylvia Anne Telfer – Tonia Brown – Ronald Kelly – Chad Lutzke
We would all like to think that's true even if we don't entirely believe it with conviction.
But what if evil had a battle with itself?
What would happen if two forces of badness went toe-to-toe with each other?
Such tales exist within this tome. Prepare to be shocked and amused,
and don't be surprised to find yourself rooting for the bad guy.
Because What Goes Around...
Today’s top Horror and SF authors pay tribute to C.H.U.D. in this anthology of original fiction.
C.H.U.D. is a genre defying, cult classic film featuring monsters living in the sewers below New York. The stories in this anthology expand the world created by the film and add depth to the C.H.U.D. universe like never before. From stories of apocalyptic horror and all out monster action, to tales of underground parties interrupted by uninvited guests and evening strolls that end in death, this anthology will leave you both smiling and breathless.
Relive the fear as these original stories take you beyond the movie to events that occurred before, during, and after the scenes we remember so well.
Includes C.H.U.D. related stories by Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, JG Faherty, Mort Castle, Michael H. Hanson, Martin Powell, Ben Fisher, Jason White, Chad Lutzke, Ross Baxter, Philip C Perron, David Bernstein, Nick Cato, Alex Laybourne, Christopher Fulbright, Angeline Hawkes, David Robbins, Robert Waters, Greg Mitchell, Ryan C. Thomas, and Eugene Johnson.
With an introduction by David Drake. Compiled by Eric S. Brown.
C.H.U.D. Lives! also features in-depth interviews with Andrew Bonime (producer) and Parnell Hall (screenwriter), as well as never before seen behind-the-scenes photos from the classic 80s horror film.
- Introduction by David Drake
- Interview with the late Andrew Bonime
- “Dog Walker” by Robert E Waters
- “The Dwellers” by Nick Cato
- “The City Will Eat You Alive” by Ryan C. Thomas
- “Date Night” by David Robbins
- “Strange Gods” by Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes
- “Lost and Found” by Greg Mitchell
- “They Are C.H.U.D” by Alex Laybourne
- “C.H.A.D.” by Michael H. Hanson
- “Samsa’s Party” by Ben Fisher
- “The Way to a Man’s Heart” by Tim Waggoner
- “Dweller Messiah” by Jason White
- “That’s Entertainment!” by Mort Castle
- “Toxic Disposal” by David Bernstein
- “Monstrous Me” by Martin Powell
- “Step Ate” by Chad Lutzke
- “Zero Hour” by JG Faherty
- “The Deuce” by Philip C. Perron
- “All at Sea” by Ross Baxter
- “You Will Never Leave Harlan Alive” by Jonathan Maberry and Eugene Johnson
- Interview with Parnell Hall (screenwriter) by Eric S Brown
This book is dedicated in loving memory to Andrew Bonime, the producer of the C.H.U.D. film.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Interview with the publisher/editor:
So what makes this horror anthology so special?
Joe Mynhardt: It’s based on a classic film, and written from the perspective of professional authors who grew up watching this movie. Its locations vary from the New York scenes used in the movie (including those claustrophobic tunnels) to the countryside and even aboard a ship off the coast of England.
A story of desperation, loneliness, and letting go.
The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.
Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.
In our feature story, Gary Cahill’s “… On A Two-Way Street …,” a New York City bagman runs afoul of gunmen on a Cape Cod beach and into a femme who is fatale in just the right measure.
While entertaining at a child's birthday party, a young woman becomes embroiled in the secrets of suburbia in “Magic Cat And The Girl In The Shadows” by Jack Bates.
In Justin Rempel’s “My Favourite Fungus,” we are presented with a puzzle to unravel. Small towns are simple places. Their streets run in grid-like patterns. So why can he not find her?
“I Gave Them The Finger” by Chad Lutzke takes us on a wild goose chase when a man finds a finger in his front yard and investigates the neighborhood to find the owner.
“A Letter For The Bayou” by Craig A. Strickland gives us a poignant tale of an old detective hoping to spend his retirement with poetry and a quiet life. But when the peace of the Southern bayou in his backyard is violently shattered, suddenly he finds himself back on duty.
Over 100 drabbles by some of the finest horror authors writing today.
Edited by Brandy Yassa
Andrew Lennon - Enter Night
P. Mattern - The Fungus Among Us
RJ Meldrum - Invasion
RJ Meldrum - One Night Stand
C.A. Verstraete - A Mother's Love
Valerie Lioudis - Too Many
Steve Stred - Click
Steve Stred - Cursed
D.E. McCluskey - Work
Mark Matthews - A Vampire and Her Jar Full of Leeches
Dennis Mombauer - The Rusted Island
Theresa Jacobs - The Muse
Michael D. Davis - June Bug
Michael D. Davis - The Doctor's Hobbies
Chad Lutzke - Nothing
J.C. Michael - True Potential
DS Ullery - Number Thirteen
Scott Paul Hallam - The Crate
Anthony Giordano - La Lamentación
Kevin Cathy - The Tree
Kevin Cathy - Narrative
Kevin Cathy - Admitted
Ellen A. Easton - Into the Woods
Sheldon Woodbury - The Altar of Bones
Sheldon Woodbury - Halloween Ride
Sheldon Woodbury - The Midnight Circus
P.J. Blakey-Novis - Stray
Chris Hall - The Evacuation
Larry Hinkle - Three Wishes
J.C. Michael - The Dead that Lived
Joe X. Young - Black Light
Terry Miller - Dollface
Evans Light - That'll Show Her
C.S. Anderson - The Difference
Alyson Faye - The Necklace
RJ Roles - Tits to Die for
RJ Roles - Passing the Torch
RJ Roles - Delicious
RJ Meldrum - The Apocalypse Will Be Televised
Kerry E.B. Black - Blood and Ashes
Ron Davis - Crimson and Clover
Rhys Hughes - The Special Day
Tristan Drue Rogers - Flightless
John Boden - A Fleeting Thing
John Boden - After
Ryan Colley - Masks
Ryan Colley - Operation
Kerry E.B. Black - Flames
Kerry E.B. Black - As He Was
Toneye Eyenot - Sleep, My Darling
David Owain Hughes - The Rich Get Richer
Simon Cluett - Bait
Toneye Eyenot - Dirt Nap
John T. M. Herres - A Place I Know
Ryan Woods - The Room Upstairs
Howard Carlyle - Painting the Walls
James Matthew Byers - A Penny’s Penance
Andrew Lennon - Possessed
Terry Miller - Death Rattles
Dean M. King - Too Late
Terry Miller - Dead Girl Speak
Jason M. Light - Gun Control
Justin M. Woodward - Gravemakers and Gunslingers
Aron Beauregard - Hot Car
Matthew Cash - My God Lives on the Mountain Top
David Owain Hughes - Tribal Beard
Hazel Lennon - Picnic
Martin P. Fuller - Die, Die, Dead
Howard Carlyle - The Tools of His Trade
Duncan Thompson - A Bedtime Story
Jim Goforth - Hack
Stuart Conover - Be Careful What You Wish For
S P Oldham - Noisy Neighbours
Ron Davis - Machines of War
Becky Narron - Mistaken Identity
Chris Miller - The Thing Beyond the Veil
Norbert Góra - Houston, I Have a Circus Here
Leigha Desmond - The Call
Patrick Winters - The Dolmen of Austburg
Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen - The Dead Don’t Die
Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen - 158 Days Later
Andrew Lennon - Honey, I’m Home
C.M. Saunders - Naughty Step
Zoey Xolton - The Arena
Theresa Derwin - Used Parts
Martin Zeigler - Blackout
Andrew Lennon - Dreams
Robin Braid - Loch
Robin Braid - Next Door
Suzanne Fox - Sweet Dreams
Essel Pratt - Somniphobia
Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason - Wooden Suit