New releases including Janna's Savannah Dawn (Unconsecrated Visions) and Hemingway's Beloved, originally published in the Horror Writer's Poetry Showcase, Volume I, along with expanded versions of the original shorts.
Looking back: It is like sitting in the third row seat of an old station wagon, staring ahead at the road behind you...
It is not enough to sit in the front seat and see where you were going – you didn't know anyway. To understand how you got here you have to look at where you have been.
In that third row seat facing backwards you might be tempted to stare at the floorboard or the marks on your shoes or the stripes on the asphalt that never seem to end, but don't. To understand you must look up, look back and accept the scenery for what it was.
When the pain and fury and fear rise up -- remember it is only a hill in the distance, you have already passed over. That queasy feeling in your stomach is no more than a sour memory.
Once Upon a Dead Gull is a combined work of short stories and flash fiction.
Reviews from the Beta Group: “I count myself lucky to have been included in the small group of beta readers who got a sneak peek at these shorts before the rest of the world. Not in any particular order: Ms. Hill presents a compilation of two flash fiction thrillers with Scary Man Bridge and Telephone Frenzy. The first being a 1000 word (she may have cut it to 999) exposé of a middle aged man who delights in playfully frightening little girls until confronted with his own fable. The latter is a 500 word masterpiece for word count equaling a complete and riveting story of a woman pushed over the edge by a pre-recorded telephone solicitation. Roses From Ishmael is a short tale that begins with a blue collar worker buying flowers and beer on his way home after an apparent spat and concludes with. Oops, don’t want to spoil it. Just know it is deliciously twisted. Odd Man Out is an emotional short told in first person by a young woman/girl with a morbid fondness for cemeteries. Lastly this little book concludes with a poem titled Would You Know Me. One does not have to be a lover of poetry to appreciate the story told in quirky limerick. Best wishes Ms. Hill, I suspect you and Joe will have an international hit on your hands.” L.B January
Perpetual Darkness is told from the man's perspective; this is his side of the story. Max Hubbard is a drifter and like most transients he prefers living a life of anonymity. That is until he lays eyes on Abigail. "He merely followed his instinct, not giving any thought as to why he watched her."
a guardian of sorts."
Is this another Romeo and Juliet? No, but a tragic romance nonetheless.
A young man desperate for work and independence finds himself employed in a rural nursing home.
When young Jason gets too close to a resident (a self-proclaimed KGB spy who is under the watchful eye of an agent known only as Chandler) he finds his only way out is in.
Based on a true story.
and a certified bore. By night he was as stimulating as the hero in his
latest read with all the social skills of a brick. To make matters
worse he was in love with a door. Not just any door, number four was
special. Her alluring smile had caught Donald's eye when he was just a
boy and she called him by name. Despite years of therapy and medications
she still called to him. Now he would risk his life to see her again
and to finally know what lay behind
Door Number IIII.