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Deadman’s Tome is an online horror zine with a strong focus on delivering dark, gritty, and terrifying horror. Unlike other horror zines, Deadman’s Tome encourages community engagement and fosters an environment where readers can react and share the stories they read. In addition, Deadman’s Tome offers writers a unique way to earn revenue from their stories. Instead of offering a fixed rate or a rate based on the number of words, Deadman’s Tome pays based on the number of views, likes, and comments received.
Becoming a patron of Deadman’s Tome means helping to support the cost of the horror zine, and helping us make it as profitable as possible so that Deadman’s Tome can offer more to the authors and readers by increasing pay rate, hiring professional voice talent, hiring artists, improving on the site, and to even become a print magazine.
When you support Deadman’s Tome, you support writers. By supporting the writers, you get access to awesome content such as exclusive story readings (audiobooks) and free anthologies.
If you follow Deadman’s Tome, then you should ask yourself why aren’t I a patreon? It only take a dollar.
Deadman’s Tome is an online horror zine that publishes dark gritty horror on weekly basis. This, of course, is only possible because of the dedicated work of the contributors. The featured authors have spent hours honing their craft to deliver truly terrifying stories. The sort of stories that haunt you with a chilling sensation down your spine. To reward them for their dedication and commitment, I offer them a publication on a site that strongly encourage community engagement, along with a monetary compensation calculated by the number of views, comments, and likes their story receives.
I pay the authors right out from my pocket. While I do not mind right now, there may come a time where I may not be able to. I honestly do not know when that time will come and I hope it never does.
I’m also looking for artists, and would like to one day publish content with artwork 100% of the time. That, as you could expect, may get expensive. Even the for the love artists want payment eventually.
Please consider becoming a Deadman’s Tome patron. It only takes a dollar, and it does give you benefits and access to discounts, exclusive titles, and insider information. I treat the patrons like a family – a good functioning family, not the Charles Manson style family.
He lay in wait like a spider. Thick, clinging darkness enveloped him as he listened for the sound of her car pulling in the driveway. He hadn’t moved from the couch in hours. He was patient, impossibly patient. He knew patience was key. He couldn’t rush these things. Everything had to be planned down to the smallest detail, or he’d end up in a cell for the rest of his life, a shame and an outcast to the few people he still loved. Nothing but a bad memory. A nasty scar.
He banished those thoughts and prepared for the task at hand. She was due home any minute. He caressed the hammer which lay beside him and this comforted him. He thought of broken teeth and exposed brain matter. Wild, animal eyes and anguished screams. He could barely contain himself.
He heard a car coming down the street and he knew it was her. The headlights momentarily flooded the room as the car pulled in the driveway. The sound of gravel being crunched under the tires made him tremble in anticipation. A door slammed shut. Then another. He heard voices, drunken laughter.
She brought a man home.
His breathing became laboured and he felt dizzy. He clutched the hammer tightly. The key was fitted into the lock and the door opened. They stumbled towards the bedroom without turning on the lights. They didn’t see him as they hurried past, tearing at each other’s clothes. He rose from the couch as they entered the bedroom, still gripping the hammer tightly.
Rage consumed him as he slowly neared. He pictured them sweating and groping and fucking, her moans causing him to see red.
He finally entered the bedroom. His eyes were already adjusted to the darkness and he saw the man was on top thrusting wildly, the woman screaming in pleasure. Then she saw him.
The screams changed from pleasure to terror as she frantically tried to push the man off her. The man turned around and, before he knew what was happening, the hammer came down in his face with a loud crack. Blood spattered the walls and the ceiling and the screaming woman.
The man collapsed in a heap on the bed. The woman’s screams turned to crazed laughter. She jumped up and rushed towards the man with the hammer, leaping into his arms and kissing him passionately, telling him how much she loved him, how much she enjoyed helping him kill.
He dropped the hammer, then put her down gently. He turned the light on so they could revel in the sight of their cunning crime. They took in all the bloody details, then smiled at each other for several long seconds before he took a small box from his pocket and got down on one knee..
Deadman’s Tome is a growing horror zine that publishes terrifying horror short stories and horror flash fiction whether it’s ghost stories, zombie invasions, bigfoot sightings, slasher sprees, bizarre fiction, classic horror literature or erotica. The darker and grittier the tale the better. If you enjoyed the horror short, or even if you didn’t, leave a comment below as it helps the authors.
Deadman’s Tome is proud to announce that an audio reading of A Hero’s Welcome by Peter Indiana is now available. A Hero’s Welcome is a brutal horror tale of an American soldier, demoralized by what America has become, struggling with PTSD as his sanity slips away into a murderous darkness. A solid horror short story that is worthy of a read. Too lazy to read? Want to enjoy the story while on the go? Then download the MP3.
Having been in the publishing business for a few years now, I’ve learned that submissions tend to slow down to a crawl in the summer time. I’m not sure if it’s because of the family gatherings, travel, socializing, beach parties, and youth sports stuff, but what I do know is that summer is a time of many distractions.
It appears that Deadman’s Tome is ONE of those distractions! Take a look! Readership has spiked.
The flow of submissions, however, has dwindled this week. I have a few that I’m sitting on, not too impressed with them.
Authors and writers of horror and dark fiction, submit your work to Deadman’s Tome. No, I’m not the biggest and most established horror magazine out there, but the audience is growing, because the zine encourages community engagement. Your story will be read, it will be shared, and you will receive ego-inflating attention!
Much more, Deadman’s Tome pays! I pay based on the number of views, comments, and likes your story receives for a year’s time.
What about longevity? How is the zine going to pay YOU if it doesn’t receive money? Well, readers can support the site in a number of different ways. They could become a patron, buy our awesome T-Shirt, and buy our Anthologies!
I don’t even know what the fuck a Slithis is, but I know that I don’t want to sit through this shit fest sober. However, you can make that happen. Help Deadman’s Tome reach the simple goal of $10, and I’ll sit through and comment on Spawn of the Slithis WITHOUT any alcohol or other mind altering goodies.
Become a patron, and help make the living hell for me possible!
Deadman’s Tome is a growing horror zine that publishes short stories and flash fiction whether it’s ghost stories, zombie invasions, bigfoot sightings, slasher sprees, bizarre fiction, classic horror literature, lovecraftian literature, or erotica. The darker the tale the better.
Deadman’s Tome is a growing horror zine that publishes short stories and flash fiction whether it’s horror stories, ghost stories, monster stories, zombie invasions, bigfoot sightings, slasher sprees, bizarre dark fiction, classic horror literature or erotica. The darker the tale the better. If you enjoyed the story, or even if you didn’t, leave a comment below as it helps the authors.
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