The Boy in the Trunk – Nicola Lombardi

 The Boy in the Trunk – Nicola Lombardi Paolo was sitting on the stool, slightly bent over, right opposite the trunk. A ray of milky-white light filtered through the skylight’s murky glass, exposing the swarms of dust, otherwise invisible, drifting thickly through the attic. Around Paolo’s heavy breathing everything was dead quiet, a quiet that resided there above and was now lingering in the dim … Continue reading The Boy in the Trunk – Nicola Lombardi

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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 … Continue reading Support Deadman’s Tome

North by Due North – David M. Hoenig

Deadman’s Tome is home to Book of Horrors, a horror anthology loaded with terrifying horror short stories that’ll chill you to the bone!     DISCLAIMER: Deadman’s Tome is a dark and gritty horror zine that publishes content not suitable for children. The horror zine proudly supports the freedom of dark creative works and stands against censorship. Hardly any subject matter is too taboo for … Continue reading North by Due North – David M. Hoenig

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 years – crippled him. For … Continue reading Inky Beast – M.J. Nicholls

Mad Love – Blair Frison

      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 … Continue reading Mad Love – Blair Frison

Entertaining Threesome

    If a threesome isn’t entertaining, then you’re doing something wrong. Authors Gary L. Robbe, Sarah Doebereiner, and Dan Lee talk about their stories, inspiration, and other projects. Stories discussed are My 1963 Ford Galaxy and the Maniacs of Dearborn County https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/my-1963-ford-galaxy-and-the-maniacs-of-dearborn-county-by-gary-l-robbe/ Schrodinger’s Dilemma https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/schrodingers-dilemma-by-dan-lee/ Candied https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/candied-by-sarah-doebereiner/ also discussed: Schrodinger’s Cat, Exploitation Films, B-movies, Nudity and sex in horror, Murderous Grannies and zombies   … Continue reading Entertaining Threesome

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 screamed. Visible in the morning … Continue reading Book of Horrors – Scuttle Bug