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Sheldon Woodbury is an award winning writer (books, short stories, poems, screenplays, and plays) who writes mostly in the dark fantasy and horror field.
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Not with 18 scary tales of flash fiction filled with Halloween goodness.
Shallow Waters is an official monthly flash fiction contest hosted by Crystal Lake Publishing, with different themes each month. The best submissions every month 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 (you don’t have to be a patron to enter). Come find Crystal Lake Publishing on Patreon to vote in future contests (or gain access to our Still Water Bay series and so much more). Be sure to check out the Shallow Waters series page here on Amazon, where you’ll find volume 1 for free.
This Halloween Horror Anthology includes:
Introduction by Joe Mynhardt
“Mummy’s Boy” by Karen Bayly
“Tumshie” by William Meikle
“Arts and Crafts” by Madison McSweeney
“The Halloween House” by Sheldon Woodbury
“West Pennfield Township Newsletter, October 2021” by Tom Coombe
“I Want Candy by Larry Hinkle
“Let the Darkness In” by Ricki Whatley
“Soul Cake” by Anthony D. Redden
“The Pumpkin Fetch" by Tom Deady
“Wishing” by Jay Bechtol
“One Parent Survives” by Wil Dalton
“Don’t Eat the Candy” by Matt Bliss
“The Red Scarf” by Rhea Rose
“Shackled to the Shadows” by Richard Thomas
“Apple Tree Man” by Roxie Voorhees
“Smooth Man” by Kim Mannix
“Sleepy Hallowed” by Joseph VanBuren
“How to Create the Perfect Pumpkin” by Francesca Maria
This anthology is perfect for fans of Halloween books, flash fiction, scary stories, classic horror tropes, horror books, mystery thrillers, horror anthologies, and mystery and suspense flash fiction stories. With a bit of dark humor and candy sprinkled over the top.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.
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 <
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
Tremble as you rediscover the darkness that came before, the darkness that could eat the world. Within these pages gods of fable, creatures of lore, and ancient rituals have been brought back to life in over two hundred drabbles of exactly one hundred words each.
Delve into the madness created by award-winning horror and fiction authors from around the world. We dare you to remember the fear of the unknown, and to dive headfirst into ancient mysteries.
The old gods have awoken, and with them lose chaos will reign again.
Alice de Sampaio
Amber M. Simpson
C. Marry Hultman
David A.F. Brown
Emma K. Leadley
Heidi Ann Willits
Heinrich von Wolfcastle
Joel R. Hunt
Joshua E. Borgmann
K. B. Elijah
Kerry E.B. Black
Kevin J. Kennedy
Mark Anthony Smith
Matthew A Clarke
Michael D. Nadeau
S. C. Morgan
Sean P. Chatterton
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Willem V Much
The twelve tales in this anthology explore urban horrors waiting just below our feet… Whether it’s the story of four boys who go searching for an urban legend only to come face to face with something far more sinister, or a man who watches those who dwell below under the cover of darkness while secretly coveting their subterranean existence, or tales of persons gone missing who disappear into the depths never to be seen again, there’s something in this collection to keep even the most staunch explorer above ground for a long time.
What Dwells Below will haunt your imagination with the unseen long after you have finished reading it!
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.
Dark Magic is a collection of over two hundred bite-size drabbles of dark fantasy and horror.
Enter a world of curses and creatures, the hideous and the hexed, where love is cruel and victory is tainted. Where gods and demons hold sway over mortals, senses are enticed and spirits ensnared. Angels fall, dragons rise, shadows hide secrets and power comes from blood and bone and death itself.
Or the freak show that came through all the way back in 1934?
Want to know why we never cross that bridge at night?
Do you know why we don’t talk about that famous artist or his crazy daughter?
What about the legendary serpent with an appetite for human flesh?
Or the portal in the forest that leads to another world?
Have you heard why every single house on Lincoln Way has been vacant for fifty years?
What about the man-eating beast that prowls the North American wilderness?
Or about the spider-limbed monstrosity that sings while it hunts you down?
An unspeakable entity known only as the Widow…
A water demon with a beautiful face and an insatiable appetite…
A murderous nurse with powers that transcend death…
An unassuming shopkeeper with a gruesome secret…
An ancient horror that holds a small town in thrall…
A forgotten phantom with a thousand faces…
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 125,460 words of Part III, 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.
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...
5-4-3-2-1 by D.L. Shirey
A Change of Uniform by Birgit K. Gaiser
A Dose of No Closure by Barend Nieuwstraten III
A Fall in the Hall by Barend Nieuwstraten III
A Place to Call Home by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
A Proud Death by Justin Hunter
A Siren’s Dilemma by Nathan Slemp
Advance of the GrimSails by Jasiah Witkofsky
An Ounce of Humanity by John H. Dromey
An Unexpected Guest by Toko Hata
Assassin by Blen
Attrition by Liam Hogan
Battle Spoils by Stephen Sottong
Blacktooth by Barend Nieuwstraten III
Cannibalism Day by Andrew Kurtz
Diversionary Tactics by Steven Lord
Drab by Olen Crowe
End Game by Lee Hammerschmidt
For Unconditional Love by Michelle Chermaine Ramos
Four Daughters : Prologue by Tim Law
Four Daughters : Prophecy by Tim Law
Four Daughters : The Game by Tim Law
Friend by Justin Hunter
Get to the Point! by Andrew Kurtz
Gone World by R.S. Nevil
Grimdar by R.S. Nevil
Hear Them by J.D. Wolff
I Worked the Vert by Darren Todd
Judgement by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
Junkers by William Bartlett
La Petit Mort by Barend Nieuwstraten III
Last Orders by James Hancock
Last Words for the Dragonslayer by Nathan Slemp
Loverboy by Birgit K. Gaiser
Mercy by L.J. McLeod
Mote by A. Lily
No Laughing Matter by John H. Dromey
No Quarter by Jameson Grey
Once More into the Breach by L.J. McLeod
Organic Wine by Ryan Tan
Phantom by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
Piñatas by Mike Murphy
Prophecy by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
Raiders by R.S. Nevil
Red Sky's Morning by Daniel R. Robichaud
Rescued by Gray W. Wolfe
Returning the Favour by Blen
Sacrificial Lamb by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
Soldier of Fortune by Maggie D. Brace
The Blind Lord and the Heretic King by Xavier Garcia
The Contract by Eric Lewis
The Dark Eye by Barend Nieuwstraten III
The Enchanted Mermaid by Andreas Hort
The Guy With a Life's Mission by Christopher T. Dabrowski
The Hand of Justice by Gray W. Wolfe
The Hibagon by Jasiah Witkofsky
The Invited and the Uninvited by Barend Nieuwstraten III
The Junkernaut by William Bartlett
The Last Warrior by Birgit K. Gaiser
The Right Thing by Blen
The Shadow's Pattern by Chad A.B. Wilson
The Shores of Triple E by John H. Dromey
The Silver Cog by William Bartlett
The Sorcerer's Sky by Sheldon Woodbury
The Story of Marcos by R.S. Nevil
The Time of the Night-Wacche by John Lane
The Weight of One by R. Wayne Gray
Turning the Tide by Birgit K. Gaiser
Unholy Grace by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
Vampire World by R.S. Nevil
Wanted by Blen
Wolf-Bitten by Nathan Slemp
Shallow Waters—where nothing stays buried.
With 23 Dark Fiction & Horror tales diving beneath the surface of life, death, and the mystery that lies beneath.
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 (or gain access to our Still Water Bay series).
Volume five includes suspenseful stories of horror on the road, war, graveyards, Karma, and Halloween.
Introduction by Joe Mynhardt
“Driving On” by Guy Medley (winner)
“Dichotomy” by Jason Parent
“Babysitting for Writers” by Kevin David Anderson (winner)
“The Good Samaritan” by L.F. Falconer
“Of Debris and Duty” by John Boden
“The Visitors” by Mark Allan Gunnells
“Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave” by Richard Thomas
“The Knights of Cold Days” by Dave Jeffery
“Travel Bag” by Bryan Miller
“In the Desert, In the Night” by Pedro Iniguez
“Grievance” by Christine Lajewski
“Fuel for My Fire” by Linsey Knerl
“The Dead Lands” by Anthony D Redden
“Welcome to Gothmart” by David Bernard
“The Mascot” by Jennifer K Carstens (winner)
“Wasteland” by Sheldon Woodbury
“All’s Fair” by Michelle Mellon
“Stay Away” by Michael Patrick Hicks
“The Road Home” by Rand Eastwood
“Midnight Sun” by James Dorr
“The Wind Stakes Its Claim” by Kris Kinsella
“The Forest of Skin” by Esteban Vargas
“Second Chance” by Alex Ebenstein (winner)
In this volume…
- Traveling can be a mixed bag...especially when something in your travel bag starts moving.
- A woman journeys north for survival.
- Sometimes, working retail is not the worst part of your day.
- In the desert of New Mexico, ancient Navajo legends emerge, only to discover the cruelty of Man.
- An overachieving woman uses twisted methods to feed her need for turmoil.
- A trio of Halloween trick-or-treaters learn that sometimes things slip through.
- A cemetery caretaker with a secret gift, a dead body, and the hope of a second chance.
- Grief can change a person. Literally.
- Someone has a bone to pick with the Deacon.
- Sometimes what lies ahead is more frightening than what was left behind.
- Babysitting can be a tough gig, especially on Halloween
- A father and son venture out into the dead lands to search for the night creatures feasting on the corpses.