Season of Red

A lot of people don’t remember that Christmas is rooted in fear. It’s been wrapped up in pretty packaging, given the face of a jolly bearded man, made to sound like jingling bells and the hoofbeats of eight tiny reindeer. But in my small Pennsylvania town, we remembered. We called the weeks leading up to... Continue Reading →

Stray Kitten

My friend followed me everywhere. She didn’t have a name, so I called her Kitten. She didn’t have a voice, so I spoke for her. She didn’t have a body, so I let her use mine. I found her under the old stone bridge on my way home from school. I don’t know how. One... Continue Reading →

Review: The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorenson

Chris Sorenson’s “The Nightmare Room” is a tale about hardship, heartache, and haunted pasts.  Audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife, Hannah, return to Peter’s childhood town after their family is struck with tragedy. Upon their arrival, they discover that Peter’s ailing father, affectionately nicknamed Big Bear, had owned a house that they weren’t aware... Continue Reading →

The Unfortunate

I’d been told and told and told not to take the path through the woods. It was a gnarled route of twists and turns, a slice of solid dirt cutting through deceptive swaths of peat that covered dark, swallowing depths. Nan warned me every morning before I left the house. “Don’t you leave the main... Continue Reading →

Review: Ritual by Steve Stred

Ritual, written by Steve Stred, is a bite-sized piece of horror that’s perfect for snacking on during this spooky season. I was supposed to save it to read on a flight, but ended up finishing it before I even boarded my plane. Oops. Brad is the kind of man who keeps to his routine religiously.... Continue Reading →

Review: Kage by Tara A. Devlin

I’ve been a fan and follower of author Tara Devlin for a while now, so I was very excited to grab a copy of her novel, Kage, as one of my October reads. Kage tells the story of Megu, a down-on-her-luck woman struggling to get through her dreary day to day existence. Her life is... Continue Reading →

Review: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

I will preface this by saying that I am very familiar with both Gemma Amor, pictured, and her work. In addition to both being NoSleep Podcast alums, we co-wrote the horror comedy podcast, Calling Darkness, together. I knew going in that I wanted to like her novella, Dear Laura, but I also knew that it... Continue Reading →

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