Synopsis of my story:
When a woman comes in between two brothers, Aiden is left feeling a need to check up on his brother. But when his brother calls him asking for help, Aiden soon discovers the wedge driven between them is more than only love. (This story is included in EMBERS).

Reviews for my story:
“Another standout is “Parasite” by Kenneth W. Cain. This one neatly fits into the horror category. Aiden reluctantly feels obligated to take care of his brother, even though he doesn’t like his brother very much. One day when Neil (the brother) doesn’t answer the phone, Aiden goes over there…and has to go into the basement (always a spooky place), only to find that Neil is drastically changed. “Parasite” is a graphic, gripping tale and I enjoyed it.” ~ The Horror Zine

FEAR THE ABYSS – edited by Eric Beebe:

Description from Amazon:

Rue Morgue Magazine says … “The stories are so beautifully descriptive, imaginative, and well-crafted, but they are also ripe with dread and inner turmoil… the pervasive feeling of helplessness on display here could run even the most seasoned horror reader emotionally ragged, especially because the book’s near impossible to put down once started. Stare into the abyss, but only if you dare get lost in it.” 

“…FEAR THE ABYSS is a truly terrifying collection that combines a slick blend of experimental and speculative sci-fi with both gruesome and psychological horror….The stores are beautifully descriptive, imaginative, and well-crafted, but they are also ripe with dread and inner turmoil….the book’s near-impossible to put down once started.” 

FEAR THE ABYSS brings the shocks, one disturbing jolt after another. These are tales from the bleeding edge of modern horror fiction. Highly recommended.” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of ASSASSIN’S CODE and FLESH & BONE

We stare into the abyss, hoping to learn, to understand. But the abyss is cold and uncaring.

Post Mortem Press presents twenty-two unique visions of the fear of the unknown.
Stories from authors nominated and awarded some of the most prestigious honors in genre fiction:Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, Bram Stoker™, and many others.
These writers understand fear.

Includes award-winning genre classics from masters of the unknown, Harlan Ellison® and Jack Ketchum.

Table of Contents:

  • “Cutting the Cord” – Joseph Williams
  • “Extraction” – Jessica McHugh
  • “Amid the Walking Wounded” – Jack Ketchum
  • “A Box of Candy” – Nelson W. Pyles
  • “That Which Does Not Kill You” – Matt Moore
  • “Human Caverns” – Lawrence C. Connolly
  • “The American” – S.C. Hayden
  • “What’s Left Behind” – C. Bryan Brown
  • “Always Something There To Remind Me” – Gary Braunbeck
  • “Neptune Dreams” – Rose Blackthorn
  • “Broken Promises” – Jamie Lackey
  • “The Great Ocean of Truth” – Tim Waggoner
  • “Graphic Violence Equalizer” – Michael Arnzen
  • “Parasite” – Kenneth W. Cain
  • “If Thine Eye Offend Thee” – Thomas Malafarina
  • “Seeing” – Harlan Ellison®
  • “A Nice Town With Very Clean Streets” – Paul Anderson
  • “The Nostalgiac” – Robert Essig
  • “Life After Dead” – Jeyn Roberts
  • “Andrew and the Better Mouse Trap” – KT Jayne
  • “They Still Sing Beautifully” – Brad Carter
  • “What We Found” – Andrew Nienaber

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