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Inky Beast – M.J. Nicholls

The featured horror short story can also be read in the Best of the Tome   Alan Barbrush, Chief Editor at Scalped Olives Publications, had always been accused of skulking around the office cynically. Yet today, his undying cynicism had reached such a huffy zenith, it was as though the weight of a lifetime’s misery had finally – after twenty […]

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Book of Horrors – Scuttle Bug

Scuttle Bug – 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 […]

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Book of Horrors Vol I

Deadman’s Tome: Book of Horrors features ten solid, terrifying horror shorts designed to instill absolute terror. The anthology opens with a dark, brooding story of occult practices and an odd disappearance, then leads into a gritty reminder that a closet isn’t a good place to store dead bodies. Haunted houses cursed with ghost children, demonic visits, mutated bed bugs with […]

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Deadman’s Tome LIVE @ 10PM (CST)

    Horror authors Brian J. Smith and Matthew Johnson join Mr. Deadman to discuss their stories, influences, and other projects. Brian J. Smith is the author of Caught In The Act, a short, dark, and gritty flash in the pan fiction of lust, revenge, and murder that lingers like the smell of gunpowder. Matthew Johnson is the the author of Scuttle Bug, […]

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Book of Horrors – More Plastic Wrap

  More Plastic Wrap – 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 […]

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Deadman’s Tome Book of Horrors

Featuring ten horror stories crafted specifically to terrorize, frighten, and horrify, this brand-new anthology is a solid beast. Any and every horror fiend should have a copy of this chilling collection of short stories! Become a patron Join the Fan Club! Follow Mr. Deadman Deadman’s Tome is a growing horror zine that publishes short stories and flash fiction whether it’s ghost stories, zombie […]

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Happy Birthday, Joshie by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

    Usually Rachel Harding did not want to go to her brother Joshie’s birthday party. This year was different. She had finally figured out what to get him. Rachel made sure her parents did not see the change in her. She took as long in the shower as she usually did. She hesitated between two dresses before deciding on […]

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Lost In The Dark by Matt Michaelis

  The road curved through the swamp.  Headlights preceded the car as it careened over the asphalt, faster than the signs would allow it. “Slow down, John, you’re going too fast!” “We have to get to my parents’ house tonight, Sue.  We can’t afford a hotel room.” “We won’t make it if you slide off the road and into a […]

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Over The Threshold by Jim Lee

  The Nation was in turmoil—felt simultaneously threatened and neglected, from within and from without. To some it seemed it had always been and always would be so.   But for now the four young people allowed themselves pride in their accomplishment and hope for the future. They all came from the same poor rural District; had been friends since […]

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Joining the Family by Morgan Tanner

  There was a burning itch clawing at my throat. No matter how hard I scratched at it there was no escape from the searing agony. My fingers were numb, yet ached intensely as I ground them hard into my itchy flesh. But it was no use. The car lay crumpled against a rock, smoke billowing from the smashed engine […]

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Lanna by Clive Carpenter

  “Gerald! GERALD!” Her voice was shrill, like a banshee, and it echoed through the house. I turned the water off and left the pot soaking in the sink as I left the kitchen and walked down the long hall to our bedroom. In the forty years I had spent with Lanna, the last five had been the worse. But […]