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About Russell Smeaton
Born from an egg on a mountain top, Russell has spent the past 40 something years doing stuff and things. After spending a decade travelling around the world he has now settled down in a small town in England by the North Sea. He lives with his lovely family, some rats, some fish and a very wayward cat. The cat most definitely knows far more than he should. Luckily he's not telling.
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In Snail Trails, Dave and the love of his life―Walter the dog―out on a walk one day discover all the snails, slugs and worms heading towards the hills. Dave and his faithful friend investigate. So begins the apocalypse...
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"If Thomas Ligotti and Neonomicon-era Alan Moore got together with Pooh's A.A. Milne to collaborate on a series of short stories, it would feel a lot like "Bedtime Stories"."
"Russell has blended horror, fantasy and a bit of science fiction into what is a remarkably seamless collection"
"A uniquely personal collection of 15 short stories, some horrific, some otherworldly, but all of them strange and beautifully crafted."
Us humans have held a fascination with cats since the days of the Pharaohs. Within the breast of even the most domesticated moggy burns the heart of a tiger!
Cats have featured heavily in weird and supernatural fiction, including Poe and, of course, that great lover of cats, HP Lovecraft. This 190 page anthology gathers 13 new works from the Innsmouth Writing Circle with a distinctly feline theme. Tales and poems from Ulthar, from ancient times, the modern day and even the far future. You may never look at that snoozing kitty in the same way again...
OF SAND AND DREAMS - Ian Delacroix
SYNCHRONICITY - Russell Smeaton
WHAT ATAL SAW - Miguel Fliguer
MOUSER - John Houlihan
THE ODYSSEUS FILE - Robert Poyton
ROADKILL - Andy Joynes
THE SHADOW OF XIOM-THOGG - B. Harlan Crawford
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT - Lara Poyton
THE LAST DAYS OF ULTHAR - Peter Rawlik
THE CAT AND THE SOMNAMBULIST - Luna Z. Mesvell
DREAMS IN THE LAND OF - Mike Slater
A GOREY DEMISE - Shelley De Cruz
LOVECRAFT AND CATS - J DeLaughter
THE CATS - HP Lovecraft
Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One showcases 50 excellent flash fiction stories that take you on a multi-genre voyage of discovery across space, time and place.
Despite their brevity, these tiny tales get right to the heart of what makes us human. They'll tug at your heart strings, horrify, amuse and make you think, the words lingering in your mind long after you finish reading.
A collection of talented authors, known names and new, from across the planet have penned compelling stories of birth, love and lust, heartache and revenge, death and the afterlife. Throw in aliens and angels, alcoholic bulls and alternative histories, hauntings and huntings, oh and a cowbot! What's not to love about this anthology?
This inaugural flash fiction compilation from Escaped Ink Press features Amber M. Simpson, Amy L. Bethke, Andrew Paul Grell, Avra Margariti, Carolyn Barnard, Charlotte O'Farrell, Copper Rose, David Perlmutter, Derek McMillan, Desiree R. Kannel, G. Allen Wilbanks, GB Burgess, Geraldine McCarthy, HC Hsu, J. Bradley, James Russell, Jared Cappel, Jay Adair, Joel R Hunt, John Sheirer, Joseph Olamide Babalola, Kelly A. Harmon, Kelly Matsuura, Laura Elisa Vizcaíno (translated by Toshiya Kamei), Lucia Orellana Damacela, Mark Jacobson, Mark Kodama, Mary K. Ryan, Nancy Brewka-Clark, Natasha Cabot, Norbert Góra, P.A. O'Neil, P.C. Vandall, Paul Beckman, Philip CK, Ray Daley, Richard Grahn, Robert Kibble, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Russell Smeaton, Seamus Ludendorff, Shashi Kadapa, Shawn M. Klimek, Simon Lee-Price, Stephen V. Ramey, Steven Gowin, Swara Shukla, Vonnie Winslow Crist and Zak Jane Keir.
Our Table of Contents: Caravans Awry by Maxwell Ian Gold / Within the Darkness of the Carnivále by Donald Armfield / The Association by Duane Pesice / An Autumnal Stain by Matthew A. St. Cyr / Circus of Crows by Russell Smeaton / The Devil’s Circus by Adam Bolivar / The Sundowners by Sarah Walker / Nanosophobia ~ The Fear of Clowns by A.P. Sessler / My Summer Job by Ralph Rotten / The Side Unshown ~ A Tale of Carnival Horror by Frank Coffman / The Tulsa Devil by T.M. Morgan / Two Silver Dollars by Scott J. Couturier / Sometimes We Come by Shayne K. Keen / Carnival Siren by K.A. Opperman/ Ice by Jill Hand / Calliope Comes Back by Peter Rawlik / The Price of Admission by Maxwell Ian Gold / Cannibal by Ashley Dioses / A Day at the Circus by E.O. Daniels / A Tale of Two Mirrors by James Fallweather / Pie Town by Sean M. Thompson / Wires by John Linwood Grant / Loop by S.L. Edwards / The Pumpkin Juggler by K.A. Opperman / The Procurer by John Paul Fitch / Mother Road by Candace Wiggins / Red Right Hand by William Tea / Carnivale ad Litteram by Frank Coffman
Our Table of Contents: Summoning Spirits by Michael Adams / The Stars are Black by D.L. Myers / The Woman in the Forge of Saturday Night by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. / Evidence of Absence by H.S. Graves / I Am Become Death by William Tea & Ron Gelsleichter / The Judge by Philip Fracassi / The Snake Beneath My Skin by Sarah Walker / The Hands of Chaos by Ashley Dioses / The Nomenclature of Unnamable Horrors by Peter Rawlik / Golden Girl by S.L. Edwards / Scenes From a Forgotten Diorama by Brian O’Connell / You Can’t Go Wrong With Grass-Fed Beef by Jill Hand / Abettor by Ruth Asch / Work Group by Pete J. Carter / The Cliffside Tavern by Sean M. Thompson / One Evening in Whitbridge by Scott Thomas / The Velveteen Volvo by Nathan Carson / Outre Non-limitations &The Kumiho Question by Frederick J. Mayer / I’ve Lived in This Place a Long Time by Can Wiggins / The White Terror by Frank Coffman / Symptom of the Universe by John Claude Smith / Sustenance of the Stars by Scott J. Couturier / Alien Shore by Rob F. Martin / Ye Hermit’s Lay by Adam Bolivar / Bridge by Don Webb / Balls by Russell Smeaton / Call Me Corey by Matthew M. Bartlett / Hero Mother by Cody Goodfellow / Red-Eye by Stephen Mark Rainey / Séance by K.A. Opperman / Looking for Ghosts & Prosaic by Duane Pesice
Welcome to the greatest anthology of short stories you will ever read!
Writers from all over the world, whether they are absolutely new in the writing world, or have some books already published behind their names, have come together in one glorious volume to bring you some fantastic tales.
From Romance, Fairy Tales and Contemporary Fiction, to the hard hitting Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction, we’ve made sure you get a bit of everything. With over 100 stories for you to enjoy, this Volume will surely keep you busy for months to come!
Here are the writers who have brought you these amazing tales:
Adam Leggett, Adrian Johnson, Alistair Davidse, Amanda Desiree, Amanda Rebello, Anastasia-Alexandra Nenova, Andi Hodgetts, Andrew Troth, Angelique Pacheco, Annie Louise Twitchell, B.E. Scully, Barry N. Cox, Benson Sibigam Isaac, Brigette Ronne, C.M. Sheely, Candice Cloete, Carina Merritt, Caroline Reid, Catherine Taylor, Chantelle Salt, Clare Howie, Cynthia Booth, Dani J Caile, Daniel Hall, Darren Goossens, David Shorb, Dean Clark, Debbie Stansfield, Dion Perry, Donna Marie West, Eric J. Guignard, Erik T. Johnson, Erin Fitch, Frank Roger, Gaёtane Burkolter, Gemma Tarr, Gerry Huntman, Godfrey Coppinger, Grannd Kane, Gregory L. Norris, Heather Wilson, Hilda Wilson, Jeffrey A. Cooper, Jeremy Lackey, Jessica C. Joiner, JG Faherty, John Irvine, John M. Floyd, Jude Cocaigne, Kaaron Warren, Karen Morall, Katrina van Oostrum, Keith Disley, Kendell M. Jones, Kindra Sowder, Krista Lynn, Kristi Anne Shorb, Kylie Pfeiffer, Lawrie Leve, Lecura Bonner, Leonie Harris, Lisa Morton, Lucio Rodriguez, Lucy Taylor, Lynette Greenfield, Madge H. Gressley, Marc E. Fitch, Marian Maplesden, Mav Skye, Miodrag 'Michael' Milicevic, Mira Fahlan, Mirren Hogan, MK Clark, Molly Neely, Mouse Diver-Dudfield, Naomi Lucas, Nathaniel Kaine, Nerisha Kemraj, Nikky Olivier, Oz Monroe, Pamela Jeffs, Peter Deelman, Pragashnie Naidoo, Ray Daley, Raymond Little, Rebekah DeVall, Richard Matthewson, Robbie Jackson-Keenan, Roy C. Booth, Russell Smeaton, Seshadari Moodley, Shaakirah Motete, Shameez Patel Papathanasiou, Shane Porteous, Shaun M Jooste, Silvana G. Sánchez, Stacy Savage, Sunayna Pal, Suzana Sjenicic, Tega Greats, Tejal Singh, Theolin Thembo, Tracy L Carbone, Travis Ludvigson, Walter Rhein, Wesley Rolfe, Wondra Vanian, Zena Shapter
So delve into our largest volume ever, and find the stories that you love the most.