W. E. Wertenberger
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About W. E. Wertenberger
W. E. Wertenberger grew up in Northern Ohio and currently lives and works in Kentucky. Having had a lifelong interest in history and science, it is no surprise that his writing usually follows along these lines. You may contact him here: email@example.com
He is also co-host of the Abysmal Brutes podcast. A show dedicated to, “Uncovering the secrets of modern storytelling by beating it over the head with a blunt instrument.” The show can be heard here: http://theabysmalbrutes.com/
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Thousands of fans have already discovered Savage Realms, a fresh new magazine publishing old school hack n' slash stories that harken back to the masters of the genre. If you've been longing for a return to the days of Robert E. Howard and Fritz Leiber, look no further. SRM is the magazine you've been waiting for. Grab a copy and sink your teeth into the latest issue of Savage Realms Monthly.
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Fans of Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, Clark Ashton Smith, and Karl Edward Wagner will love this new fantasy fiction adventure magazine.
From the creatures emerging from the center of the Earth to a sporting event on an unexplored planet and through the vast expanse of space, alien-kind is ready to help and teach us, or hunt and eat us. Sometime both.
In the 15 stories contained in this anthology, be prepared for moments of beauty between species, love and a home found on an alien world, exploration with violent endings, truth you don't really want to see, and even the very end of the Earth itself.
With stories from the following amazing authors:
- Chisto Healy
- Christopher T. Dabrowski
- Danielle Davis
- Devin Goff
- D.J. Tyrer
- Joyce Bingham
- Lamont A. Turner
- Maggie D. Brace
- Michael J. Scharen
- Phyllis Houseman
- Radar DeBoard
- Rich S. Allpen
- Trina Jacobs
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Original tales about the other, moodier season of change
Some of the short stories and poems in Autumn Noir unfold as gently as a wisp of chimney smoke. Others bring the heart-thumping thrills of an end-of-summer storm. All feature characters as vibrant as fall foliage and dialogue as crisp as autumn air. Join the down (but maybe not quite out), the struggling, the wicked, the forlorn, and the broken-hearted as they stumble and sometimes fall all the way down. To paraphrase Bette Davis, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy read.”REVIEWS
"Some stories leave you hanging and gasping for more, some make you chuckle at the clever wickedness of seemingly innocent sneaky characters, some leave you shocked over twists at the end. All are worth reading. Autumn Noir: An Unsettling Reads Anthology is the perfect book for a cold night before a blazing fire."
— Kathleen Kaska, author of the award-winning Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series
"Autumn Noir contains stories that get under your skin... an exciting collection of stories, some will make you smile, others will send a chill down your spine, and others will keep you guessing the outcome. I loved it!"
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Find some of your favorite authors and discover some new ones. Includes tales by Bev Vincent, Bethany Maines, Teresa Trent, Brandon Barrows, Stephen D. Rogers, and many more from the crime, mystery, noir, suspense, and thriller genres. Includes the following stories & poems:
- ‘A Slice for Stanley’ © 2021 Teresa Trent
- ‘Abscission’ © 2021 Dustin Engstrom
- ‘An Orchid to Die For’ © 2021 Wendy Harrison
- ‘Anathema’ © 2021 Robin Knabel
- ‘Autumn Heat’ © 2021 Oisin Breen
- ‘Death & Flying Saucers’ © 2021 Matthew Kresal
- ‘Escape Velocity’ © 2021 Bev Vincent
- ‘Every Single Funeral’ © 2021 Bethany Maines
- ‘Golden Silence’ © 2021 V.S. Kemanis
- ‘Hand Shadows’ © 2021 Rikki Santer
- ‘Hope Is an Opiate’ © 2021 Bob McNeil
- ‘Killer in a Diner’ © 2021 Nathan Squiers
- ‘Let It Go’ © 2021 Brandon Barrows
- ‘Misunderstood’ © 2021 Elif Offner
- ‘Nineteen Creaks’ © 2021 Peter DiChellis
- ‘Perdita’s Shoes’ © 2021 Kat Devitt
- ‘Poor Insect’ © 2021 D.P. Blanchard
- ‘Sensing the Fall’ © 2021 Stephen D.
In this collection of short stories, experience world myth, legends, and fairy tales in a way you've never done before. Featuring twenty stories and four poems by authors both experienced and new, here you will read about:
- a robot living in a post-apocalyptic landscape who has connections with the Buddha and the Hindu deities of the distant past;
- the effects time dilation has on Santa Claus;
- King Solomon's courtship of the Queen of Sheba;
- who or what may listen to scary campfire tales;
- two boys trapped in the wrong planes of existence;
- the origins of the god of the Wild Hunt;
- how to capture the soul of the Queen of Fairies;
- the hardships of three blind brothers on their path to revenge;
...and many other tales of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror inspired by Greek, Celtic, Japanese, Indian, European, Near Eastern, and North American myths, legends, and folklore.
In this issue of The Dark City a parishioner remembers his childhood priest, while another amoral alcoholic seeks work, and a combat veteran is persuaded to help a wayward brother. In another part of the city a trio of sisters try to cope with the consequences of a scheme gone wrong. Finally, a young wastrel drives old people around as he wonders about the value of his own life. Welcome o the darker side of reality. Welcome to The Dark City.
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All Worlds Wayfarer is a quarterly literary magazine specializing in character-and-theme-driven speculative fiction. We celebrate stories that take readers on tours through wonderful and terrifying realms, evocative visions, and eye-opening new lives. When our readers come home, they should return ever so slightly changed for having made the journey. After all, the most powerful stories transcend, enlighten, and entertain at once.
“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Our summer solstice 2021 issue includes 15 stories spanning the speculative fiction spectrum:
Exile's Heart by Nicola Kapron
"The man in the river coughed up fire, threw his head back, and screamed."
Remembered Voices by Joe Giordano
"Strange—I seemed to have been dropped into a 1940s movie set, but where were the cameras and crew?"
The Afflicted by Ara Hone
"Samey, my forever friend, deserved a last glimpse of topside before her change."
Ballad of the Monsoon Seas by Avra Margariti
"He thought he caught another gleaming smile hooked in the corner of her mouth. 'You mean you came here to exploit the priestesshood’s goodwill. A pirate, indeed.'"
The Jogger by Jenny Maloney
"His skill at finding the dead has been impeccable for almost seven decades."
Putzy's Perfumes by Beth McCabe
"Ellis’s body flooded with endorphins in the close, fragrant air of the shop."
Deserved by Randall Drum
"Arthur hated funerals almost as much as he hated his mother."
Ghosted by W. E. Wertenberger
"But if we were right about the size of this Ghost deposit, money wasn’t going to be a concern for me or my descendants for generations to come."
This Old House by Angie Calder Telepenko
"I may not be much to look at now, but they used to be so proud of me."
The Parking Level by Victoria K. Martin
"Access to the parking level during travel is strictly prohibited for all passengers and staff. Vehicles in this area will be monitored and maintained by an onboard AI to ensure they are in working order upon arrival."
Child of Dreams by Geri Meyers (Kindle Edition Bonus Story)
"I’ve dreamed of you since I was small."
The Dreamer by Julie Cohen
"She remembered the taste of air suddenly. Real air, true fresh air not scarred by decay."
The Tower She Built by Nicki Vardon
"The wings would look beautiful when finished. Beautiful. White and blemish-free as on the statues in the winding way."
The Sweetest Things by Carol Scheina
"But sweets came easy for my love, Aimee. She could call down the clouds with a simple wave of her hands."
Down Phoenix Alley by Court Ellyn
"For a moment she dared to believe a flower was going to fix everything.
Fiona Connelly, CIA operative, is recruited by the prison's crack special response team to help in the apprehension. But like all things regarding this shadowy organization, nothing is as it appears to be.