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Mera's Prince

Mera's Prince is a zombie origin myth. 

Description
Myths have been told about the first vampire and the first Lycan, but few know how the first zombie came to be. Fewer still know that he was both a prince and a slave before becoming the dead awakened.

This piece was published by Blood Red Shadows in Night to Dawn #27.


THE GOOD WHISKEY MADE ME DO IT

The Good Whiskey Made Me Do It is a humorous romantic story of love gone wrong.

Description
What really happens when the common man comes into money? Jeff inherits not only wealth, but also wisdom, and his wife doesn’t approve of the latter. His problems don’t end there, and he blames it all on the good whiskey.




This piece was published by Strange Musings Press in their debut Romantic Ruckus anthology.


FREE BODIES


Free Bodies is a micro-fiction horror story.

Description
The undead shop for unoccupied bodies to wear in the same way the living peruse Amazon.com for new threads. Kellen thinks little of the people whose bodies he lists online, until one day his is up for grabs.

This piece was published by Strange Musings Press in their debut Alternate Hilarities anthology.





Strange Musings Press publishes witty stories in a variety of genres, namely science fiction and romance. The press is about to release their first Romantic Ruckus anthology. Be sure to visit their website to learn more, but here is a sneak peek of the cover graphic.






EXCISED

Excised is a micro-short piece centered around the theme of home.

This piece was published by Haunted Waters Press in the Fall 2013 edition of From the Depths

This edition's theme is Stories From Home, which leaves much to the imagination. I can assure that the authors did not disappoint, and neither did the artwork. I can honestly say that I've not seen such beautiful print work in some time. This anthology is simply gorgeous.




I am incredibly proud to have been a part of From the Depths. My piece, Excised, is the product of me taking on the challenge of telling a story about home using only thirteen precious words. Look for my micro-short in the chapter entitled, Penny FictionExcised is in the Thirteen Lovely Words collection on page twenty-five.




THE BARFLY FROM APARTMENT TWENTY-ONE

The Barfly From Apartment Twenty-One is a gritty general fiction tale.

Description 

Ending up at her local haunt in her pajamas was the first of Amanda's problems that night, but not the most pressing. She can't remember a single thing about herself or the two men that insist they know who she is and can explain everything. Her problems threaten to become far too much for her to handle when she finally makes it to apartment twenty-one.




This piece was published by Spark on July 10, 2013. If you are unfamiliar with Spark: A Creative Anthology, I highly encourage you to take a minute and check out their sight. Brian Lewis, the Editor-in-Chief, has some incredibly informative interviews posted. All the info on submissions and contests can be found there as well.





You can purchase Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume II through Spark's website or Amazon.com
Use coupon code: V2-EDWARDS-FRIENDS to get 50% purchase price of print and eBook versions. This offer expires on October 1, 2013. The anthology is available in e-pub and Kindle formats as well as trade paperback. Hardcover copies are coming soon.

So if July finds you in the mood for a dark and tragic tale, I've got you covered. Look for my story, The Barfly From Apartment Twenty-One, in the second volume of Spark. I'd love to hear what you think, so be sure to return and post comments.




FREE BODIES

Free Bodies is a micro-fiction horror story.

Description
The undead shop for unoccupied bodies to wear in the same way the living peruse Amazon.com for new threads. Kellen thinks little of the people whose bodies he lists online, until one day his is up for grabs.

This piece was published by Free Flash Fiction on December 13, 2012 and is now in The Flashing Type Issue #2 anthology available for download from Amazon.com

Free Flash Fiction publishes micro-fiction stories in most genres and is free to readers. They also publish anthologies that are available for download from their website. Be sure to visit and check out their story catalog.

Click on the orange bar below to purchase The Flashing Type Issue # 2.





UPDATE: FREE FLASH FICTION HAS SINCE GONE DEFUNCT.


NOBODY'S LIFE

Nobody's Life is a short general fiction story.

Description
Life under a long lived family curse is suffocating Ashley Cooke and his brother. When an elderly neighbor takes notice, life for the Cookes can either improve or completely deteriorate. Will their neighbor take pity or take action?

This piece was published in the Spring 2013 The First Line Anthology, which centers on the adventures of Captain Eli P. Cooke.

The First Line publishes quarterly anthologies that center on an unalterable first line. TFL provides four first lines every year and solicits authors to create stories based off the material in a genre of their choosing.

Click on the typewriter below to order a copy of TFL Spring 2013 issue.





FREE BODIES

Free Bodies is a micro-fiction horror story.

Description
The undead shop for unoccupied bodies to wear in the same way the living peruse Amazon.com for new threads. Kellen thinks little of the people whose bodies he lists online, until one day his is up for grabs.

This piece was published by Free Flash Fiction on December 13, 2012.

Free Flash Fiction publishes micro-fiction stories in most genres and is free to readers. They also publish anthologies that are available for download from their website. Be sure to visit and check out their story catalog.

Click on the orange bar below to read Free Bodies.




UPDATE: FREE FLASH FICTION HAS SINCE GONE DEFUNCT.



Visit her Amazon Author Central Page to view anthologies Christine's pieces have appeared in.