Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror
02/11/2017 – 02/17/2017
The horror short-short isn’t easy to master, but more than 100 of the genre’s critically acclaimed authors & hottest up-&-comers have taken a stab at it in Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, an anthology that contains a short tale for every day of the year. Steve Rasnic Tem, Wm F. Nolan, Tom Piccirilli, Yvonne Navarro, Peter Atkins, Brian Hodge, Martin Mundt & 166 others give you short, sharp shocks.
Each day I’ll be reading one story per day with a weekly wrap-up on Fridays. If you missed the first post you can find it here.
So let’s dive in to this week’s bloody pool of horror. Better hold your breath.
Caresaway: If there was a pill that made you successful, would you take it?
What if it also made you a psychopath?
Edward Crofte was a dedicated scientist who wanted to cure depression. After years of work and sacrifice, the Caresaway drug he developed seemed to work wonders… but at what cost?
Years later, Edward’s wonder drug has helped people with depression. But has it also helped destroy the world economy? And what has it done to him? – Goodreads
Trading with Death:
What terrible sacrifices might we make for those we love?
Will we be selfless or selfish?
Taka is tortured by her younger sister’s terminal illness. Then one dark day, in the middle of the forest, she is faced with an opportunity to change fate. As the two sisters grapple with the approach of Death, one of them will attempt to bargain for a life. What final choices will be made?
Below the Ice: Lake Vostok resides in one of the deadliest climates on Earth. Its waters have been frozen for millions of years. Now, those waters are warming. The crew of Freedom Station Alpha will soon find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive against creatures that have existed since long before the world of man. And the monsters rising from the ice are more horrific than anything that mankind has ever known. – Goodreads
As the Blade Cuts: From the deranged mind of Eric Kapitan (Darkness: Poems of Extreme Horror) an exercise in depraved and gore filled poetry!
From Aliens that crave human flesh, to bloodthirsty retail workers beheading soccer moms with a chainsaw! Each poem found in this collection will sure to please Horror fans and gore hounds alike!
Sex starved monsters, zombies, perverted old men, Nazi’s and vomit that become’s a monster. Just a sample of the many things found in this collection of 40 blood and fluid soaked poems! Not for the faint of heart or easily offended! Enter this world of macabre at your own risk.
Words are like the tip of a blade. They dig deep. -Amazon
Fury Synopsis: A young girl is brutally murdered.
Two rival crime bosses fight for dominance on the streets of South Africa’s capital city.
The city’s underground film industry is set ablaze.
An angry spirit bent on revenge is on a murder spree.
And Alice, a university student, is caught in the middle of a bloody battle for survival.
Their fates all intertwine in this tale of vengeance and fury. – Goodreads
Commander Devon Ardel is sent to a remote base on a backwater world to take over a struggling starfighter squadron. She soon realizes that her pilot’s simply lack the will to fight an enemy that has dominated them for months. Inspiring her people to fight proves easy enough until the enemy retaliates with a new and deadly fighter. Now she must figure out new tactics and overcome an enemy ace who threatens to kill them all in single combat aerial duels.
Giovanni Goes to Med School Synopsis: Everyone knows zombies aren’t real, no matter how fun. You don’t have to be a med student to know the dead do not get up and walk around in real life. Anyone who’s buried a pet in the backyard knows the dead don’t walk. They don’t even lurch.
So Giovanni is stunned when his patient sits up in the morgue and starts scolding. The night-shift was supposed be a relief, a chance to study in quiet and off-set ridiculous student loans. Babysitting a huge dog and a dead voodoo mambo were not part of the plan. Now he’s got to convince an unbelieving medical community to take action, so he can get back to learning about the dead – not the undead! – Goodreads