“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

“The Hunted”

“The Hunted” tagline:
A man is hunted for his crimes.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

“Adaptable”

“Adaptable” tagline:
An explorer finds himself trapped in a horrifying society.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

From reviews:
“‘Adaptable’ by Kenneth W. Cain was also pretty damn good.” ~ The Grim Reader’s book & metal reviews

“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

“Thumb on the Button”

Where to read this article:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Kenneth W. Cain

From reviews:
“Cain gives a list of things to think about before you choose to self-publish.” ~ Blog Review

“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:

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Horrified Press