Coming this fall: from the same creative team that brought you the award-winning Shadows And Teeth horror series: Postcards From The Void.
25 authors, 25 horror tales; featuring Guy N. Smith, Adam Millard, Nicholas Paschall, R. Perez de Pereda, and more!
The places in this book are shunned, abandoned and forgotten. They do not exist, and yet here you will find the stories of people who have gone and survived to tell their tales, complete with photographs. These are the postcards from the void, frightful evidence of places that should not be, and yet exist in our nightmares. Should you dare to venture into these blighted places, remember: don't talk to strangers; don't stray far from home; and never, ever go in alone.
Pre-orders will open soon!
Nick Paschall is a busy man. Sure, he's a prolific horror author with several books to his name; and sure, he puts out a new horror short story on his website about once a week (which if you haven't visited him there, you should. He's at: www.nickronomicon.com). But lately he's been on a whirlwind of a book tour all over San Antonio and Texas. Here he is at Half-Price Books with his paranormal horror novel, The Father of Flesh (photo taken March 3, 2018).
Check out The Father of Flesh and its sequel, Travails For Teyuna, coming May 15th!
A big thank-you to Half-Price Books and everyone who came out to see Nick!
The siblings look great together, don't they? Central to the Broken Gods series are the four cosmic entities that used to be one. On the left, The Father of Flesh, is about the titular god awakening beneath the Chinese heartland. On the right, Travails For Teyuna is the sequel, about the Brother of Bone—a sleeping elder god—that has gone missing. Both are fantastic occult horror novels inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, with a dose of Indiana Jones adventure thrown in.
We are interested in short horror fiction about people who sneak into abandoned, forgotten, shunned, or cursed communities and survive to tell the tale. For example: Centralia, Pennsylvania—the mining town abandoned because of an uncontrollable underground coal fire; Love Canal—the New York neighborhood declared off-limits due to extreme environmental pollution; and Pripyat—the Ukrainian city evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. The emphasis is on communities—a haunted house or other such localized place is not large enough to qualify.
The place in your story must not ever have existed in the real world (i.e., no stories about the vanished Roanoke Colony), but must be described as a place that could plausibly exist. For instance: Stephen King's fictional town of Derry.
Your story must be set in the present, told in first person after the fact, from the point of view of someone who visited that place and returned to tell the tale. Supernatural elements are permitted, but not required.
Your story's title must be the name of the place that is the subject of your story and the larger region in which it is located; for instance, "Derry, Maine."
The horror of your story should lie in the characters discovering the long-lost reasons why that community was abandoned in the first place.
Once your story is complete, please click the button immediately below and fill in our query form.
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