“Hired Hand”

“Hired Hand” tagline:
A drunkard gunslinger is forced to standoff against horrible plague local miners brought back with them into town. But if he means to succeed, Hanlin must also find the courage to accept his troubled past.

Where to read this story:

Digital Fiction Publishing

Digital Fiction Publishing

Science Fiction Trails

Edited by David B. Riley

From reviews:
“For anyone who has watched Philip Kaufman’s The Invasion of the Body Snatchers or (pick any zombie movie) this is the sort of feeling you get from reading this.” ~ SF Site

“A Ring For His Own”

“A Ring For His Own” tagline:
When a peculiar man arrives in town selling jewelry, Marshal Ben Donegal finds himself caught in a predicament that may change his life forever.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

Edited by Paul Michael Anderson

“Mantid”

“Mantid” tagline:
A boy tasked with retrieving a crayfish discovers a far more terrifying creature.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing

Edited by Max Booth III

“Fragments”

“Fragments” tagline:
Caleb is a special boy whose hunger outweighs any other need. But in his pursuit of sustenance he encounters someone he hadn’t expected.

(This is included in These Old Tales)

Where to read this story:

charity-antho
Horrified Press

“Her Living Corals”

“Her Living Corals” tagline:
When she is alone with her corals, she is happiest. But eventually they always take on a life of their own.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Firbolg Publishing

Edited by Dr. Alex Scully

“A Window to Dream By”

“A Window to Dream By” tagline:
A business man finds himself victim to a seductive creature, and his obsession with her escalates until nothing else matters.

(This is included in Embers).

Where to read this story:

Crowded Quarantine Publications

Edited by Adam and Zoë-Ray Millard

“Heirloom”

“Heirloom” tagline:
A private investigator learns of the special power contained within an old camera.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Dark House Press

Edited by Richard Thomas

“Passing Time”

“Passing Time” tagline:
A woman’s life unfolds while watching her family get ready for their day.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Rocking Horse Publishing

Edited by Robin Tidwell

“The Patrol”

“The Patrol” tagline:
A soldier dreads the solitude of a foxhole while the patrol spies on the enemy. All is quiet until a peculiar visitor surprises him.

(This story is included in These Old Tales)

Where to read this story:

Horrified Press

Edited by Suzie Lockhart & Bruce Lockhart 2nd

Fresh Cut Tales

Fresh Cut Tales tagline:
Fans of classic TV series like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, One Step Beyond, or any similar dark fiction or paranormal series will enjoy this collection of psychological speculative fiction where not everything is always what it seems.

Where to read this book:

Distressed Press

Blurbs:
“Solid combination from a writer to watch.” — Mort Castle, Bram Stoker Award winning author of New Moon on the Water

“Enthralling, eclectic collection of unputdownable speculative fiction.” — Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Black & Orange and Bottled Abyss

“Expect the unexpected in this macabre and thoroughly entertaining collection.” — Mike Davis, The Lovecraft Ezine

“Twisted tales that are guaranteed to keep you up at night.” — Michael McCarty, author of I Kissed a Ghoul

From reviews:
“I truly enjoyed this wonderful collection of dark fantasy/horror stories.  Each have their own unique storyline and the outcome is always surprising, and some will make you think.  I will be on the hunt for more from this author.” — The Holleman Household

“The author has a vivid imagination and some of his plots are quite good…” — Don D’Ammassa

“A solid collection for horror aficionados with plenty of variety.” — Trent Walters