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Scuttle Bug by Matthew Johnson

Amanda’s gut churned, ripping the delicate fabric of sleep. Her eyes flew open as waves of pain shuddered between her legs. She threw off the covers, thoughts veiled in thick fog of disbelief, a dream-like numbing skirting the edges of nightmare, and slowly, as another wave of pain struck, she comprehended what was happening and screamed. Visible in the morning […]

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More Plastic Wrap by Florence Ann Marlowe

The gloom descended on him the moment his sneaker touched the broken walk leading to his mother’s house.  It was as if a cloud had taken up permanent residence over the green tiled house.  Michael looked up at the grimy windows and they stared back with baleful black eyes. “The beast” as Michael liked to call it, waited for his […]

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Open For Submissions!

Deadman’s Tome is open for submissions. Writers of horror, send to the Tome stories of so terrifying, so horrific, that the very text haunts the reader! Please send short story submissions of no more than 5000 words to Jessecdedman@gmail.com Deadman’s Tome will offer payment for certain submissions based on quality. Minimum of $5 with additional payout based on performance and […]

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Erotic Horror Writing Contest

Deadman’s Tome is now accepting submissions for a horror erotica writing contest open from June 28, 2014 to September 30, 2014. All submissions must follow these guidelines to even be considered. Short Stories  5,000 word limit.  Spel Cehcked .doc, .docx, .pdf  Sent to Jessecdedman@gmail (dot) com How it works: Submissions will be screened by the editor Submissions that are accepted […]

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Uncertainty

As the title reveals, I’m not too sure about the longevity of Deadman’s Tome. The truth is that submissions have not been coming in, and it might have something to do with the lack of site promotion. The drive I had for the site, the passion, has been derailed simply due to distraction and priorities. To reveal even more, I […]

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Hiatus

I’ve been on a hiatus for a while. As something of a jack of all trades, I dabble in many things such as writing, filming and schooling while maintaining a steady job. On top of this, there will be a new addition to the Dedman family. The first of many miracles this family will surely be gifted with, and my […]

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Nicolas Victor by Elliot Richard Dorfman

It was a sunny spring day in the Adirondacks Mountains of New York when Carey Waltham decided to take a hike with his dog Chancy, a pedigree collie.  This successful 34-year-old lawyer often enjoyed doing this activity since buying his vacation home in the township of Golden Oaks.  Instead of following the usual path, he decided to take a different […]

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FAQ by Keith Coleman

Frequently Asked Questions:   Q:  Can you tell me where I am and what I am doing here? A:  There is unfortunately no definitive answer to this question, as these FAQs have been designed as an interim contingency for a number of individuals in different, though similar, situations.  Due to a range of communicative difficulties experienced by our sponsors, we […]

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Yankee Rose by Alanna Roethle

 The screen door banged in the hot desert wind. Slap, slap. As despondent as the rest of the world, the world of this hot tin house, the quiet moaning wind that sifted dust into the cracks of her face, into the bed sheets, under the window in dust fingers to the gold-flecked white Formica kitchen counter. The sighs and slices […]

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Calling for submissions

We are calling for submissions for a vampire themed horror writing contest in which the readers get to decide the winner. The rules are simple: Original story (no reprints), no multiple submissions (it was allowed before, but this isn’t a lottery), story must be both horror and vampire-themed (no teen drama stories. I will burn them.), within 9,000 words or […]

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Oz: The Great and Powerful!

Venturing back to an old story that has earned its place among the classics requires careful consideration of the attributes that facilitated its praise. This not only includes the strengths and weaknesses of the previous work, but the environment, narration, and character development. Honestly comparing Disney’s envisioned prequel to the Wizard of Oz is difficult due to the trends in […]