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31 Days of Horror: The Portal by Russell James

Released today from Flame Tree Press, a dark tale about the devil seeking to open a door to hell on the quiet island of Stone Harbor. Every three hundred years, Satan has a chance to open a hell mouth on the island of Stone Harbor. His attempt failed in the eighteenth century, but you can’t… Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: The Portal by Russell James

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31 Days of Horror: Hellward by James Sale

As Tolkien sought to write a modern English mythology, so Sale seeks to write a Divine Comedy for our time. Inspired by the author’s real life suffering and near death experience while undergoing treatment for cancer, Sale uses Dante as his guide through the 12 wards of hell. Written in the Italian style of a… Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Hellward by James Sale

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31 Days of Horror: Diggum by Isaac Thorne

Everyone has a a story to tell, and some are more surprising than others. Personal tragedy led Diggum to take on any job he could get, which happened to be digging graves. His hatred for God soon has him acting out his own brand of revenge against the Almighty. Told with laconic sincerity, the author… Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Diggum by Isaac Thorne

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31 Days of Horror: Monster Within by Joel Spriggs

Face death and on that day, as Sun Tzu says, you will finally meet the man. On his way home from school, a fifth grader is attacked by a human monster. What will he do to survive? Desperate times call for desperate measures. While this is a horror short story, there are still Sprigg’s touches… Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Monster Within by Joel Spriggs

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31 Days of Horror: Twisted Grin by Evan Starkman

Funny, gross and imaginative, this is a strong collection of short stories from Evan Starkman. Un-supernatural starts the collection with a light tone. It is the story of Ben, whose kindness and non violent ways is threatening his vampirism. I had to turn off my over analytical mind to fully enjoy this story. The whys… Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Twisted Grin by Evan Starkman