An anthology containing fifteen incredible stories written by very talent authors. These stories will trigger your imagination, pull you out of the real world, and allow you to escape from the everyday routine. Stories of family loss, workplace revenge, discovery, not-so-gentle aging, hidden monsters, fantasy, magic, dealing with the public, futuristic conflicts, and overcoming lost causes. Included are authors: Ronna L. Edelstein, Jeff Spitzer, Dorene O’Brien, Tom Stock-Hendel, Michelle Wotowiec, Jennifer A. Powers, Phillip Frey, Catharine Leggett, W. D. County, JoAllen Bradham, Joe Dornich, Mike Tuohy, Mary Smith, S. Baer Lederman, and Robin Hostetter.
Pulp Ink 2’s got beautiful killers, visions of the apocalypse, blood-thirsty rats, and one severed arm on a quest for revenge. No half-assed reboots here, just some of the finest writing in crime and horror today. Featuring stories by Kevin Brown, Mike Miner, Eric Beetner, Heath Lowrance, Matthew C. Funk, Richard Godwin, Cindy Rosmus, Christopher Black, Andrez Bergen, James Everington, W. D. County, Julia Madeleine, Kieran Shea, Joe Clifford, Katherine Tomlinson, R. Thomas Brown, Court Merrigan, BV Lawson, and Patti Abbott.
This anthology of W.D. County’s stories covers the theme of magic: a wizard’s apprentice who transforms himself to escape a firing squad, a sorcerer reanimating the dead, a dragon flying over the Emperor of China, a belt with some rather unusual qualities, a colonial slave trader with troublesome cargo, and a man who finds avoiding death has a price. Each story is different, yet each shares the underlying power of dark magic; a power that entices and promises greatness right up to the moment you realize you aren’t in control… and never were.
This anthology of W.D. County’s stories provides a glimpse into human based evil: a mute child with an urgent message, a meeting of gangsters, a corporate-sponsored murder, an unhinged actuary, an abused boy who finds solace with toy soldiers, and a surgeon with a most unusual fetish. Each story is different, yet each triggers an underlying feeling of dread and a surge of adrenaline as you realize evil surrounds you… and it’s getting closer
A photo-essay of Unity Village, Missouri, located about fifteen miles from downtown Kansas City. The vibrant architecture of Unity Village charms me. The quiet harmony of its nature trail resonates with me. An aura of magic permeates the grounds. This book uses my photographs and those by my wife, Claudell, to capture a bit of that magic and season it with quotations and whimsical poetry.
Centuries ago, magic was made safe with the creation of the Blue Crystal, a massive jewel through which all magic is channeled and limited by seven Strictures placed on magic. Kratia, a female wizard lord, has a plan to use the ninja (Billy Takashema) and the mercenary (Michael Drake) to alter the Strictures, giving her access to spells of death and mass destruction. But Kratia didn’t plan on Nexus, an old blind wizard, who befriends and trains Billy in magic. After facing marauding barbarian tribes, crossing a barren polar wasteland, and fire-breathing dragons, Billy gets to the hard part – deciding whether to unleash Kratia’s evil rule, which will save Nexus and let Billy return to Earth; or to oppose Kratia, which save the world but kills his friend and maroons Billy on Salminerai forever.
The U.S. government’s newest top-secret weapon is Sammi, the world’s first android, and it’s stronger, faster, and smarter than any human. But Sammi has become depressed and unable to work effectively, so the government hires a psychologist, Terra Smithwell, to cure him. Despite her doubts on whether a machine can think and feel, Terra falls in love with the android, and is torn between her duty to restore Sammi’s killing abilities, and her desire to help him escape government control. Inexorably, Terra and her daughter, Sara, are pulled into Sammi’s world of secrecy, intrigue, and danger.
Russia has built an android. It’s not fast, strong, or smart as Sammi, but it is extremely dangerous, because it’s the President of the United States. Sammi becomes a Secret Service agent to mitigate the worst problems as his Deep State allies help to preserve democracy, law, and order.
A fictional story of real life horror.
Eddie Pitts is a ruthless pimp catering to violent pedophiles who prefer young boys. Eddie kidnaps boys, holds them in a customized RV, and announces his services via the dark web.
Danny Mindel is one of those boys. He does his best to comfort the others while dealing with his own pain, fear, and helplessness. Danny keeps a squad of green plastic army men in his pocket, and they console him through the ordeal of rapes and murders.
Frantic parents and determined law enforcement officers race against time to track down and capture the kidnapper, but the clues are few and their adversary is cunning.
The boys are killed one by one, making the situation increasingly desperate. Danny knows he has to take action, but what can a ten-year-old boy do against a depraved killer?