For our final Halloween Fright Reads, news from editor, Alan Seeger about his latest horror anthology. (I participated in 13 BITES: VOLUME 1.)
The 13 BITES series began as an idea that I presented in a Facebook group in 2013, asking if anyone would be interested in doing a short story anthology; the response was so overwhelming, I decided to do it every year. So 13 BITES Volume III, the third in the annual horror anthology.
A few nibbles from the bites from this year's installment:
The man was still there, as still as a statue. And so was the body.
-- THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN, Sarah Brett
“I’m not here to bargain,” she snapped at him. “A potion comes with five years, not a day more.”
-- FINE DINING, J. A. Clark
“You kind of do, but the tour is very informative, I highly recommended it, and here’s a little welcome present to help calm your nerves...” Satan made a popsicle appear as if by sleight of hand, and handed it to Danny.
-- DANNY’S INFERNO, Joseph Picard
-- DANSE MACABRE, Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
There in front of him lay Alice. She was still alive, but not for long.
-- THE EVIL DEED, Bruno Santos
“Chimpanzees,” Neil corrected him. “If they were from Earth they would be closer to chimpanzees.”
-- ORANGE AND RED AND REDDISH ORANGE, Thomas Hansen
At that precise instant the sky seemed to kiss the earth, reducing the man’s field of vision to a single purple-black flash of light. Time passed – minutes, possibly hours, the man could not tell which.
-- ONE MAN’S ONE YEARS’ NEW YORK TIMES, Luke Jon Isbrecht
A person can only take sitting in an uncomfortable chair for so long before he or she begins to look for somewhere else to sit, and sit she did; she sat on practically every guy they knew.
-- THE KILL KIT, Alan Seeger
Maybe if I hadn’t stopped for gas on the way, or remembered to switch off my cell phone, or even make sure I had locked the boot of the car, would have been a good start.
-- STACEY WALLBECKER, Gregg Cunningham