‘In The Shadows’ Appears in The Horror Zine

The Horror Zine is now on sale!

My Short Story ‘In The Shadows’ appears within!

Since 2009, The Horror Zine has published exceptional 51nIxFSuZnL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_horror fiction by emerging talent and today’s leading authors. Editor Jeani Rector selects only the most inventive and captivating tales for each issue.

In addition to short fiction, The Horror Zine features amazing poetry and artwork. Now The Horror Zine brings yo
u the dark delights from the ezine into a print magazine.

The Summer 2017 issue features James Ward Kirk, Justin Boote, Geoff Nelder, Peter Ferguson Swarr, Liz McAdams, Jonathan Chapman, Aspen deLaney, Ariana Carlso
n, Shawn P. Madison, Donald Glass, Katie Marie, Joseph Rubas, David Draper, Gerald E. Sheagren, Emily Jones, David Subacchi, Mathias Jansson, Teresa Frazee, John Frazee, Charles Gramlich, Denny E. Marshall, Edmund Stone, Eve Dobbins, Ashby McGowan, Robert Beveridge, Tony Daly, Christopher Hivner, Lori R. Lopez, Stephanie Smith, NajuZaith Zahell, Kim Lennard, Vitaly S. Alexius, Shahan Keuork, Anna Pitkänen, DarkSena and Dimitra Papadimitriou.


Secrets of Hidden Places Snippet



Secrets of Hidden Places

Melanie took a deep breath, inhaling the soft smell of wood smoke and the sour, sharp smell of old beer. The bar was large, and crowded tables filled the space. She edged forwards, her tights snagging on the splinters in the floor. She glanced down; the wood of the floor was marked with furrows as though a pack of sharp-clawed wolves had dwelt here. Feeling eyes on her, Melanie looked at the bar. Sharp black eyes glared fiercely at her, making her flinch. The woman was bone thin; her greying hair pulled harshly back, making her skeletal appearance much more prominent. Melanie almost fled under the glare, but a hand on her back pushed her forwards.

“Pretty girl.” The boy smiled at her and steered her into the bar. “Raywin you frighten our Secretsfirst new face this Festival. How are we to live if you behave so?”

“Fool Una, Nit has already served her.” The woman, Raywin, said ‘served’ in such a way that Melanie shivered. Una clicked his tongue.

“Nit.” He looked to Melanie, smirked and jumped over the bar. “Her drinks are sticky sweet.” He leant closer till he was almost nose to nose with Melanie. “I can give you something much nicer.” Melanie swallowed the lump in her throat and felt the heat in her belly claw its way up her neck and over her face. Una’s eyes wandered down her body and slowly back to her face, his smile widened.

“What do you recommend?” Melanie said triumphantly that her voice remained steady. Una’s self-satisfied smile became a smirk.

“Many things.” He turned and opened a cupboard filled with bottles. Melanie still felt the burn of Raywin’s glare and risked a look at her out of the corner of her eye. Raywin was watching her, but her look was no longer a glare, it was desperate. Melanie felt her throat clench; she couldn’t breathe. The thump of a shot glass landing in front of her snapped her eyes away from Raywin. Una took her hand and wrapped it around the glass.

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