“Evolved”

“Evolved” tagline:
A primitive man finds himself changing and unable to grasp why his own people now look upon him as an abomination.

(This is included in Embers).

Where to read this story:

The Lovecraft eZine

Edited by Mike Davis

“Parasite”

“Parasite” tagline:
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 is included in Embers).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

Edited by Eric Beebe

“Avenged”

“Avenged” tagline:
Sometimes one’s own life doesn’t matter when it comes to avenging death. Cole Stryder tries to account for the murder of his men, but matters unfold unexpectedly.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this story:

Science Fiction Trails

Edited by David B. Riley

“Rebirth”

“Rebirth” tagline:
 A scientist attempts to soothe his daughter about the loss of her mother through a special creation.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this story:

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Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Patrick Scalisi

From reviews:
“Kenneth W. Cain’s Rebirth, and Eternal Service by Gloria Weber offer us the chance to entertain our imaginations with their stories of an incredible past where machines alter lives.” ~ The Horror Zine

These Old Tales

These Old 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

2014 Nominee for Best Short Story Collection at eFestival of Words.

Blurbs:
“It’s always fun to stumble across a writer you haven’t read that has the ‘write stuff.'” — Gene O’Neill, The Burden of Indigo and Operation Rhinoceros Hornbill

From reviews:
“..keeps you guessing right until the end in his anthology These Old Tales – A Collection of Dark Fiction. With each new story, I kept trying to guess the ending, and each time I was wrong.” — Charnel House Reviews

“Cain’s unique eye for the macabre makes this collection more than worth it!” — To The Bone Reviews

“Cain’s skill as a writer is his ability to take mundane things most of us would never notice and turn them into true terror.” — DarkMedia

“The author deftly inhabits the minds of his protagonists, turning each piece into a sharp characterization that resonates long after it’s (usually) morbid conclusion.” — Goodreads Review

“In the Shadow of the Equine”

 

“In the Shadow of the Equine” tagline:
Finding themselves trapped on a scenic island with a mob of mind-controlled zealots, a man desperately tries to protect his son.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this story:

Gestalt Media LLC

Edited by John J. Questore

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Gestalt Media LLC

Edited by John J. Questore

Out of Print

Gestalt Media LLC

Edited by John J. Questore

Out of Print

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Gestalt Media LLC

Edited by John J. Questore

Out of Print

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Stitched Smile Publications

Edited by Lisa Vasquez

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Post Mortem Press

Edited by Paul Michael Anderson

From reviews:
“It’s an interesting survival story, and one of the more fast-paced offerings of the anthology.” ~ Hellnotes

“Ordering Out”

“Ordering Out” tagline:
A troubled bloodsucker has difficulty obtaining the sustenance he requires.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this story:

Dark Moon Digest

Edited by Lori Michelle

From reviews:
“Some of my favorites were…’Ordering Out’ by Kenneth W. Cain about a shut-in vampire with OCD who only eats home delivered takeout…” ~ Gerry Griffiths (Amazon)

“Ahote’s Spirit”

“Ahote’s Spirit” tagline:
A Native-American man discovers a creature unlike any other.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this book:

Knightwatch Press

Edited by Elizabeth LaFond

Out of Print

“Old Habits” (aka “Old Zombie, New Tricks”)

“Old Habits” tagline:
A man and wife find their marriage split by a unique undead situation.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this story:

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Digital Fiction Publishing

Digital Fiction Publishing

Post Mortem Press

Edited by Eric Beebe

“Spaceship Earth”

“Spaceship Earth” tagline:
A bold hiking trip reveals unexplained mysteries, and the more they are uncovered, the greater the danger our Earth faces. Some places aren’t meant to be discovered.

(This is included in Fresh Cut Tales).

Where to read this story:

Digital Fiction Publishing

Edited by Bruce Lockhart 2nd

The Library of the Living Dead

Edited by Bill Tucker and Wayne Goodchild

Out of Print