Fiddleheads

"Fiddleheads" reprinted in Nightmare Abbey #1

Nightmare Abbey coverMy short story, "Fiddleheads," was recently reprinted in the first issue of the new horror anthology series, Nightmare Abbey, from Dead Letter Press and editor Tom English.

I've been in several issues of Tom's Black Infinity anthology series, so being in the inaugural issue of a new series was a treat. But the biggest thrill was getting to share the very cool retro cover (right) with the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch, and Henry Kuttner.

Although "Fiddleheads" is a horror story and has a supernatural streak running through it, unlike most of my dark stories, in this tale, the real monster is human.

The story: Twelve-year-old Andy Pembleton's younger brother disappeared two years ago. The loss tore Andy's world apart. His father left. His mother withdrew into guilt, all but ignoring Andy.

But Andy is going to change all of that. He has a plan to find his brother—a deeply disturbing one.

"… every parent’s worst nightmare. This was a gripping tale and goes to show that not only parents suffer when a child goes missing and how it can warp a child." — Bitten By Books

New story sale to Chilling Tales 2

I'm very happy to announce that "Fiddleheads," a new short story of mine, will appear in the Canadian anthology, Chilling Tales 2: In Words, Alas, Drown I, edited by Michael Kelly and to be published in the fall of 2012 by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Not much more I can say right now, except to point you to the cover of the first volume at the right, and that I'll post more info and the cover for volume 2 as it comes available.

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