Small Town Futures

Item Name Small Town Futures
Price $13.99
Description From The Lottery to Those That Walk Away From Omelas, speculation has a rich history in written fiction, especially in the short-story format. The obvious appeal lies in its ability to shuck the constraints of what we know now in favor of exploring what we think could be.
         However, in literature, these speculations are often levied at the larger society, the teeming masses holed up in dystopian metropolises. It's easy to see the reason why so many writers would go there: it's where the action is.
        But what happens at the margins, in the podunk small towns where history is forgotten and the future seems so removed compared to the rest of the world? How does the little man or woman deal with these (oftentimes catastrophic) changes? That's what I wanted to find out.
         I grew up in a town with a population of around 2,000. And while I'd always lamented being trapped at the cross streets of Boring and Hopeless, I recognized the relative safety in the confines of a small town. But what if that were to change? What if everything went to shit?
         This anthology of short stories is a way for us to explore these changes, and explore we do. From killer dick pills to retro-futuristic Hatfield and McCoys; from Thunderdome-esque child gladiators to the just plain weird; Small Town Futures is your chance to tap into the twisted, sometimes bleak, sometimes hilarious minds of a new crop of authors just begging you to look into their crystal balls. Caution, however, is advised, for you might not always like the future you see.

-Benjamin Joseph, from the introduction
Item Name Small Town Futures
Price $13.99
Description From The Lottery to Those That Walk Away From Omelas, speculation has a rich history in written fiction, especially in the short-story format. The obvious appeal lies in its ability to shuck the constraints of what we know now in favor of exploring what we think could be.
         However, in literature, these speculations are often levied at the larger society, the teeming masses holed up in dystopian metropolises. It's easy to see the reason why so many writers would go there: it's where the action is.
        But what happens at the margins, in the podunk small towns where history is forgotten and the future seems so removed compared to the rest of the world? How does the little man or woman deal with these (oftentimes catastrophic) changes? That's what I wanted to find out.
         I grew up in a town with a population of around 2,000. And while I'd always lamented being trapped at the cross streets of Boring and Hopeless, I recognized the relative safety in the confines of a small town. But what if that were to change? What if everything went to shit?
         This anthology of short stories is a way for us to explore these changes, and explore we do. From killer dick pills to retro-futuristic Hatfield and McCoys; from Thunderdome-esque child gladiators to the just plain weird; Small Town Futures is your chance to tap into the twisted, sometimes bleak, sometimes hilarious minds of a new crop of authors just begging you to look into their crystal balls. Caution, however, is advised, for you might not always like the future you see.

-Benjamin Joseph, from the introduction

Ark

Item Name Ark by Jesse Miller
Price $14.99
Description William Kotzwinkle’s illegitimate son it appears has emerged from obscurity to pen the inventive debut novel Ark under the nom de plume of one Jesse Miller. Or so it would seem. Not a page into this brave book a reader will be all too aware that they are in the grip of some linguistic savant, akin to the writer who chronicled the life story of Horse Badorties, a 1970's Bohemian whose vocabulary was peppered with the phrase “dorky, dorky, dorky,” in the novel The Fan Man. Similarly, Miller’s prose is alliterative, acrobatic and revved up like a portmanteau-generation machine. It is a first-person account, unreliable and highly idiosyncratic, the stream of consciousness of a window-washer who addresses himself as Yours Drooling and the reader as a fellow Droolie. Those in love with language will drool, those looking for linearity of more staid prose should look elsewhere, like now. This is a travelogue of the imbiber whose journey is through the day that reeks and sluices with the past.   -Anthony Connolly

Viewing the world through Alabaster Ash's eyes is like entering a realm that is parallel to our own. There are hints of familiarity that seep through from time to time(The Red Sox), but the time on these pages is spent mostly in the foreign waters of the mind of Alabaster. It is quite the journey.  -Karissa

Imagine the son of Cinderella and Noah. That's Alabaster Ash, professional window washer and amateur foot fetishist, thrall to his three physically fit, brutally aggressive stepsisters. After polishing foot after foot of glass in the gingerbread city of Candyland and cleaning up after the “wicked stairmasters,” he haunts the bars and streets looking for love and appreciation -or a really nice pair of feet.

 Like it or not, Alabaster finds himself reliving and re-imagining his parents' lives as he roams from bar to bar, from thrill ride to stunt show in the linguistic fun-land that is Ark.
Item Name Ark by Jesse Miller
Price $14.99
Description William Kotzwinkle’s illegitimate son it appears has emerged from obscurity to pen the inventive debut novel Ark under the nom de plume of one Jesse Miller. Or so it would seem. Not a page into this brave book a reader will be all too aware that they are in the grip of some linguistic savant, akin to the writer who chronicled the life story of Horse Badorties, a 1970's Bohemian whose vocabulary was peppered with the phrase “dorky, dorky, dorky,” in the novel The Fan Man. Similarly, Miller’s prose is alliterative, acrobatic and revved up like a portmanteau-generation machine. It is a first-person account, unreliable and highly idiosyncratic, the stream of consciousness of a window-washer who addresses himself as Yours Drooling and the reader as a fellow Droolie. Those in love with language will drool, those looking for linearity of more staid prose should look elsewhere, like now. This is a travelogue of the imbiber whose journey is through the day that reeks and sluices with the past.   -Anthony Connolly

Viewing the world through Alabaster Ash's eyes is like entering a realm that is parallel to our own. There are hints of familiarity that seep through from time to time(The Red Sox), but the time on these pages is spent mostly in the foreign waters of the mind of Alabaster. It is quite the journey.  -Karissa

Imagine the son of Cinderella and Noah. That's Alabaster Ash, professional window washer and amateur foot fetishist, thrall to his three physically fit, brutally aggressive stepsisters. After polishing foot after foot of glass in the gingerbread city of Candyland and cleaning up after the “wicked stairmasters,” he haunts the bars and streets looking for love and appreciation -or a really nice pair of feet.

 Like it or not, Alabaster finds himself reliving and re-imagining his parents' lives as he roams from bar to bar, from thrill ride to stunt show in the linguistic fun-land that is Ark.

The Unfat

Item Name The Unfat by Jon Bennet
Price $14.99
Description A whirlwind of a novel. The logical end to laziness. A man operating outside of the standard operating procedure.
Item Name The Unfat by Jon Bennet
Price $14.99
Description A whirlwind of a novel. The logical end to laziness. A man operating outside of the standard operating procedure.

Growing Concern

Item Name Growing Concerns
Price $15.99
Description Growing Concerns is the very first collection of its kind. In pop-culture, movies like “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” are quite well-known, but few tales in fiction have tapped into the latent fear of our botanical neighbors. With few plant-themed stories well-known enough to be found in English, Growing Concerns breaks new ground in the horror genre by collecting, for the first time ever, eighteen tales devoted to exploring the subject! 

This book was edited by Alex Hurst, with stories by Donna A. Leahey, Robert J. Santa, Ken Goldman, Ethan Nahté, C J Andrew, Jennifer Clark, Jocelyn Adams, Ryan M. Cady, Jeffrey Mays, Barry Rosenberg, Renee’ La Viness, James S. Dorr, DG Sutter, Luke Murphy, Roy C Booth, Alex Kohagen, Melissa S. Osburn, N J Magas, and Darren Todd.
Item Name Growing Concerns
Price $15.99
Description Growing Concerns is the very first collection of its kind. In pop-culture, movies like “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” are quite well-known, but few tales in fiction have tapped into the latent fear of our botanical neighbors. With few plant-themed stories well-known enough to be found in English, Growing Concerns breaks new ground in the horror genre by collecting, for the first time ever, eighteen tales devoted to exploring the subject! 

This book was edited by Alex Hurst, with stories by Donna A. Leahey, Robert J. Santa, Ken Goldman, Ethan Nahté, C J Andrew, Jennifer Clark, Jocelyn Adams, Ryan M. Cady, Jeffrey Mays, Barry Rosenberg, Renee’ La Viness, James S. Dorr, DG Sutter, Luke Murphy, Roy C Booth, Alex Kohagen, Melissa S. Osburn, N J Magas, and Darren Todd.

Criswell

Item Name Criswell
Price $11.99
Description Nice book of poetry by Christopher Conwell. Punk, love, life, death, guilt, fear, swagger, drugs, shadow, light.
Item Name Criswell
Price $11.99
Description Nice book of poetry by Christopher Conwell. Punk, love, life, death, guilt, fear, swagger, drugs, shadow, light.

Whispers

Item Name Whispers From The Apocalypse
Price $11.99
Description Morgan Sylvia hits hard and fast with her poems in Whispers from the Apocalypse, but there is a soft side there as well, hiding just below the surface. This blistering, deathly collection plumbs the depth of true emotion in all of its forms.
Item Name Whispers From The Apocalypse
Price $11.99
Description Morgan Sylvia hits hard and fast with her poems in Whispers from the Apocalypse, but there is a soft side there as well, hiding just below the surface. This blistering, deathly collection plumbs the depth of true emotion in all of its forms.

Jefferson Ball

Item Name Jefferson Ball by David Perlmutter
Price $13.99
Description
There never was a heroine like Jefferson Ball.

And, thankfully, there may never be.
She is, simply, the most powerful humanized female dog in a universe full of them. Faster, stronger, more attractive to boys. Unbeatable as a lover. Unfortunately, her brains are not up to this quality, but don't tell her that.
About the only one who can is Major Hamilton Pomeranian, the diminutive ex-soldier who is Jeff's best friend and conscience. When she gets too big for her limited clothing, Hamilton tells her what for. And it's usually only after that point that they are able to escape from whatever situation they find themselves in. 
Item Name Jefferson Ball by David Perlmutter
Price $13.99
Description
There never was a heroine like Jefferson Ball.

And, thankfully, there may never be.
She is, simply, the most powerful humanized female dog in a universe full of them. Faster, stronger, more attractive to boys. Unbeatable as a lover. Unfortunately, her brains are not up to this quality, but don't tell her that.
About the only one who can is Major Hamilton Pomeranian, the diminutive ex-soldier who is Jeff's best friend and conscience. When she gets too big for her limited clothing, Hamilton tells her what for. And it's usually only after that point that they are able to escape from whatever situation they find themselves in. 

Temporary Skeletons

Item Name Temporary Skeletons and Anthology
Price $14.99
Description Temporary Skeletons is a collection of weird and creepy works from some of the best voices in fiction today. From ancient lords of the forest to the waste and decay of a fast food culture, this
anthology is a feast of fear. Try not to get freaked out by the dark tales contained within these covers. Grab a friend to keep you company as you explore the shadowy recesses inside the skulls of these edgy, modern writers.


Stories and Authors:
Wooden Box - Mary Genevieve Fortier 
Miles to Go - Lynda Marie Vanderhoff 
HEL 266 - Sara Rich 
A Little Crazy - Matt Kurtz 
Cemetery Entrance - Rick Powell 
The Damned Chronicles - Josh Brown 
Hunted - J.D. Brayton 
Clowns, Oranges, Telly - Lily A Galindo 
All-Out Orc Attack - Jacurutu:23 
Clawing at the Walls of her Prison- Tom Johnstone 
The Need - David Schutz II 
The Sour Taste of Friendship - D.g. Sutter 
Do These Veggies Make My Butt Look Big? - William Williams 
Last Stop - Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen 
Out of the Loch - John Vicary 
Lord of the Swarm: The Danger of Need - Bosley Gravel 
Bugs - Sue Parman 
I Walk - Jeremy Mays 
Dose - Marc Shapiro 
Weight - Benjamin Joseph
Item Name Temporary Skeletons and Anthology
Price $14.99
Description Temporary Skeletons is a collection of weird and creepy works from some of the best voices in fiction today. From ancient lords of the forest to the waste and decay of a fast food culture, this
anthology is a feast of fear. Try not to get freaked out by the dark tales contained within these covers. Grab a friend to keep you company as you explore the shadowy recesses inside the skulls of these edgy, modern writers.


Stories and Authors:
Wooden Box - Mary Genevieve Fortier 
Miles to Go - Lynda Marie Vanderhoff 
HEL 266 - Sara Rich 
A Little Crazy - Matt Kurtz 
Cemetery Entrance - Rick Powell 
The Damned Chronicles - Josh Brown 
Hunted - J.D. Brayton 
Clowns, Oranges, Telly - Lily A Galindo 
All-Out Orc Attack - Jacurutu:23 
Clawing at the Walls of her Prison- Tom Johnstone 
The Need - David Schutz II 
The Sour Taste of Friendship - D.g. Sutter 
Do These Veggies Make My Butt Look Big? - William Williams 
Last Stop - Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen 
Out of the Loch - John Vicary 
Lord of the Swarm: The Danger of Need - Bosley Gravel 
Bugs - Sue Parman 
I Walk - Jeremy Mays 
Dose - Marc Shapiro 
Weight - Benjamin Joseph

We Walk Invisible

Item Name We Walk Invisible Anthology
Price $13.99
Description  Here is an anthology that digs deep into the theme of invisibility. Horror, sci-fi, literary, speculative fic and bizarro all come together in a thick and satisfying book like nothing ever seen before. Featuring stories by some of the best indie writers practicing the craft today, including Juliet Niehaus, Max Booth III, Mark Slade, KA Magrowski John S. Barker and more!
Item Name We Walk Invisible Anthology
Price $13.99
Description  Here is an anthology that digs deep into the theme of invisibility. Horror, sci-fi, literary, speculative fic and bizarro all come together in a thick and satisfying book like nothing ever seen before. Featuring stories by some of the best indie writers practicing the craft today, including Juliet Niehaus, Max Booth III, Mark Slade, KA Magrowski John S. Barker and more!

Bad Sunset

Item Name Bad Sunset by Alex S Johnson
Price $14.99
Description The little southwest border town of Malpuesta Del Sol is no stranger to trouble. But when a routine saloon brawl knocks a hole in space-time and a creeping black ooze slithers in, it's going to take more than the usual jabber and bravado to set things straight. Featuring Jesus Christ, a 6,000-year-old medicine man who rides a salamander, the Devil in a red dress, a Pre-Columbian death god, Aztec b-ball, zombies, steampunk bondage, Smallification, the ultimate archetypal showdown and much more, Bad Sunset stretches the conventions of the Western genre farther than anything you've ever seen. From the author of Doctor Flesh and Black Tongues of the Illuminati comes the wildest ride yet. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey, back to a time when the West was Weird.

Alex S. Johnson is the author of numerous works of weird fiction, including The Doom Hippies, Jason X IV: Death Moon and Satanic Rites of the Nuns of St. Sophia. His stories have appeared in such publications as Bones, Ugly Babies Vol. 2, Tall Tales with Short Cocks Vol. 3, The Surreal Grotesque, Full-Metal Orgasm, Solarcide and Bizarro Central. 
Item Name Bad Sunset by Alex S Johnson
Price $14.99
Description The little southwest border town of Malpuesta Del Sol is no stranger to trouble. But when a routine saloon brawl knocks a hole in space-time and a creeping black ooze slithers in, it's going to take more than the usual jabber and bravado to set things straight. Featuring Jesus Christ, a 6,000-year-old medicine man who rides a salamander, the Devil in a red dress, a Pre-Columbian death god, Aztec b-ball, zombies, steampunk bondage, Smallification, the ultimate archetypal showdown and much more, Bad Sunset stretches the conventions of the Western genre farther than anything you've ever seen. From the author of Doctor Flesh and Black Tongues of the Illuminati comes the wildest ride yet. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey, back to a time when the West was Weird.

Alex S. Johnson is the author of numerous works of weird fiction, including The Doom Hippies, Jason X IV: Death Moon and Satanic Rites of the Nuns of St. Sophia. His stories have appeared in such publications as Bones, Ugly Babies Vol. 2, Tall Tales with Short Cocks Vol. 3, The Surreal Grotesque, Full-Metal Orgasm, Solarcide and Bizarro Central. 

Ligatures

Item Name Ligatures by Sara Rich
Price $13.99
Description Stanza Thompson knows how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but she can't read the signs of the times. Not, at least, until the witching hour.

Stanza is a young American scholar working in Belgium when her husband, Pierre, is killed in a tragic bicycle accident. Devastated by her soul mate's death, she moves back to her family home in rural Kansas.

In her five-year absence, Stanza's homeland - and especially her hometown - has become darkly twisted, creating something dangerously inhospitable to outsiders. As rebellious as she is brilliant, Stanza is a stranger in the university where she teaches, even in the town where she was born and raised.

With ghosts and feral hounds as companions, she stumbles upon a carving in the woods that harkens back to Ozark magic, promising to single out and kill a witch. This discovery sends Stanza on a tornadic quest into regional folklore, a string of historical murders, and the occult - and ultimately, into the mysteries of her own bloody heritage and fey destiny.

Composed of idiosyncratic characters and idiomatic prose, Ligatures combines elements of the weird, southern gothic, and magical realism to create a world that is familiar and terrifying at once. Between the suspense and the quality of writing, you won’t be able to put down this spellbinding book, even long after it’s finished.

Reviewers of the Kindle version have called Ligatures “perceptive” with a “dimensional and complicated” protagonist that “brings to mind the early work of Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood.”
Item Name Ligatures by Sara Rich
Price $13.99
Description Stanza Thompson knows how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but she can't read the signs of the times. Not, at least, until the witching hour.

Stanza is a young American scholar working in Belgium when her husband, Pierre, is killed in a tragic bicycle accident. Devastated by her soul mate's death, she moves back to her family home in rural Kansas.

In her five-year absence, Stanza's homeland - and especially her hometown - has become darkly twisted, creating something dangerously inhospitable to outsiders. As rebellious as she is brilliant, Stanza is a stranger in the university where she teaches, even in the town where she was born and raised.

With ghosts and feral hounds as companions, she stumbles upon a carving in the woods that harkens back to Ozark magic, promising to single out and kill a witch. This discovery sends Stanza on a tornadic quest into regional folklore, a string of historical murders, and the occult - and ultimately, into the mysteries of her own bloody heritage and fey destiny.

Composed of idiosyncratic characters and idiomatic prose, Ligatures combines elements of the weird, southern gothic, and magical realism to create a world that is familiar and terrifying at once. Between the suspense and the quality of writing, you won’t be able to put down this spellbinding book, even long after it’s finished.

Reviewers of the Kindle version have called Ligatures “perceptive” with a “dimensional and complicated” protagonist that “brings to mind the early work of Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood.”

Oddly Chilling

Item Name Oddly Chilling by DG Sutter
Price $12.99
Description The world can be a haunting place. Unspoken magic rests beneath every unturned stone. There’s darkness in each corner left not prodded. Oddly Chilling gathers tales of the surreal, the dastardly, the frighteningly real and prophetic, and mingles them with the mythic, beautifully innocent, and horrific. Meet The Gent, a man in a top hat who hates to be noticed, or is he simply waiting to be noticed? Journey underground and into the afterlife on separate voyages, haunting and comedic. Take a trip into the future, where civilizations collapse and human bodies are used for fuel. In the pages of Oddly Chilling there is something for all us, for we are all a wee bit strange.
Item Name Oddly Chilling by DG Sutter
Price $12.99
Description The world can be a haunting place. Unspoken magic rests beneath every unturned stone. There’s darkness in each corner left not prodded. Oddly Chilling gathers tales of the surreal, the dastardly, the frighteningly real and prophetic, and mingles them with the mythic, beautifully innocent, and horrific. Meet The Gent, a man in a top hat who hates to be noticed, or is he simply waiting to be noticed? Journey underground and into the afterlife on separate voyages, haunting and comedic. Take a trip into the future, where civilizations collapse and human bodies are used for fuel. In the pages of Oddly Chilling there is something for all us, for we are all a wee bit strange.
 
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