“Dog Days”

“Dog Days” tagline:
A series of communications are discovered by a homeowner regarding the history of his new home and some unwanted guests.

Where to read this story:

Silver Shamrock Publishing

Edited by Kenneth W. Cain

“Malignant”

“Malignant” tagline (Co-authored with Steve Thompson):
A man fleeing a creature of pure evil gets unexpected help from a brave knight looking for redemption.

Where to read this story:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Joe Mynhardt

“Standing Tall”

“Standing Tall” tagline:
An ancient soul finds himself and his people threatened by an ever-growing hostile race.

Where to read this story:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Joe Mynhardt

 

“Not Your Average Monster”

“Not Your Average Monster” tagline:
In our ever-changing world, what we view as a monster is constantly evolving but at what cost?

Where to read this story:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Joe Mynhardt

From reviews:
“Kenneth W. Cain never fails. He does not fail here.” – Amazon

“Detrition of War”

“Detrition of War” tagline:
A soldier stationed in Afghanistan begins to lose his mind and loses the ability to tell what’s real and what’s not.

Where to read this story:

In Your Face Books

Edited Kenneth W. Cain

From reviews:
“Look, when the editor is Kenneth W. Cain, and the introduction is by Joe Mynhardt, you know this has to be something special.” ~ Amazon review

“Nothing like a good old “creature” story.” ~ Frank Michaels Errington’s Horrible Book Reviews

Tales From The Lake Volume 5

Tales From The Lake Volume 5 tagline:
Where are the real horrors? Whether they be a family member returning from the dead, exploring the depths of depression or the deterioration of the mind, you’ll find them here.

Where to read this book:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Kenneth W. Cain

Blurbs:
“If you’re a short story reader, this is an absolute must-read. Volume five is even better than the four preceding volumes, which is a very hard bar to hit. Go buy this!” — John R. Little, author of The Memory Tree, Miranda, and Soul Mates

From reviews:
“…not a “look under the bed for monsters” volume, but one that has a pensive chill. The stories are like a tap on the shoulder; a reminder that good days end and that no one is protected from anguish.” – Hellnotes

“…an absolute triumph, a wonderfully inclusive celebration of the best that the Horror genre can produce, unhindered by the constraints of themes or specific topics. The individual stories within the collection are uniformly of a very high quality, and have been expertly brought together and edited by Kenneth W. Cain and Crystal Lake Publishing.” – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

“…edited by Kenneth Cain, one of the as yet unsung heroes of dark horror fiction–an author in his own right who deserves much more attention and spotlighting.” – The Haunted Reading Room

“…by far the best volume yet in the Tales from the Lake series!” – Amazon review

“Though the stories in Tales from the Lake Volume 5 are not themed in the traditional sense, they form a cohesive unit. Threads connect each to the others as if the authors had conspired to give the anthology its unique flavor.” — HorrorAddicts.net

“The most terrifying thing in the world is not a vampire or zombie, it is mankind and what we are capable of doing to each other. This collection from editor Kenneth W. Cain will eat at you for a long time. Horrifying, haunting, and unforgettable!” – Goodreads review

“I’ve been a fan of the Tales From The Lake anthology since the first volume and it’s amazing to see how much it has evolved over the years. Volume 5 is quite possibly the best yet.” – Goodreads review

“Kenneth W. Cain did an excellent job of weaving the stories together and they flow from one to another leaving the reader on a journey of terror and entertainment.” – Goodreads review

“…this one has some seriously fantastic offerings.” – A.E. Siraki

“Over the years I’ve read enough anthologies, short story collections and fiction magazines to refine my expectations for what comprises a premium horror story. So when I declare that I thoroughly enjoyed two-thirds of the fiction in TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 5 – – that says a lot about the high quality of the contents.” – Pop Culture Podium

 

“His Flower, His Treasure”

“His Flower, His Treasure” tagline:
Kelvin’s forced to prioritize his wants, desires, and possibly his own life upon tracking down a hidden treasure, and the secret guardian.

Where to read this story:

Seventh Star Press

Edited by Michael Knost