PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

“Honey, I brought sushi.”

She picked a juicy morsel with her bare fingers.

Dinner was fresh as our relationship was stale.

“Really, honey, you ought to learn how to use chopsticks.”

Threads of saliva and meat juice dribbled down her chin.

“Fuck’s sake, Judy, you’re acting like a beast!”

“You’re ashamed of me? Is that it?” she growled, her expression savage.

We stared at our dinner…

The organs sat neatly inside the ripped torso… like a nice bento box.

I handed her a napkin. “We’ll dine out tomorrow. Promise.”

Finally, she smiled, strands of Japanese flesh dangling between her teeth.

Hi everyone! I’m late… again. :) Well, as I mentioned in a previous post, our city was affected by the typhoon and we have no electricity for at least 1 week. But though my time on the PC is extremely limited
(thank God for diesel generators! lol), I’m glad that I didn’t miss this week’s challenge. :) Well, stay safe and tc. xo

Here is my interview with K.Z. Morano



Hi everyone! Check out this new author interview. The wonderful interviewer, Fiona, asked lots of great questions. We talked about my family and education, the first time that I felt like a true writer, a little about my book, and what would’ve happened if I hadn’t become a writer… :)
visit the original site for the full interview

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Name: K.Z. Morano

Age: twenty-something

Where are you from? I currently live in the Philippines.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
Hi Fiona! Hello readers. Thanks for having me. :) I’m K.Z. – an eclectic eccentric. I’m a beach bum, a wanderer, and a certified bibliophile. I read and write anything from romance and erotica to horror and dark fantasy.
After graduating and earning all of my certifications, I worked at a hospital in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Then I decided that the hospital is not the place for me. Against my parents’ and my family’s wishes, I turned my back on years of education and training. I then worked as a freelance article writer and then as an on-call instructor preparing students for their IELTS interview. I also have a clothing business (for local clients only) though I often end up…

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I’m alive! :)


I’m alive! Yes. I’ve managed to survive typhoon Glenda (Rammasun). Sure the entire house shook violently for hours and the city currently looks like crap, fallen trees everywhere… and there’ll be no electricity for like 1-2 more weeks but we’ll survive! We Filipinos have always been strong. Still, we need your prayers… especially the families and individuals that are greatly affected and have lost a lot. Some people lost EVERYTHING. Please pray for them.

I do have some happy news. A new horror anthology is out. NO SIGHT FOR THE SAVED– featuring the illustrations of brilliant artist Niall Parkinson and stories and poems from various writers. My 4,000-word short story “The Father” is more like a Dark Fantasy piece than a horror tale. I hope you grab a copy and enjoy it. :) An illustration for each story… This book is the complete package! Kindle and print version available at


I also have an awesome new interview at Indie Author Land– home of Independent authors and fans of great fiction. You can read the interview here: Find out Why you must read KZ Morano’s 100 Nightmares If you’re an Indie author or a supporter of Indie work, you should definitely check out this site. Lots of great interviews, free books from different genres and more.

Thanks a lot for sticking around and for visiting my site despite my frequent absence. Take care and be safe! xo <3

If Wishes Came True

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Kelly Sands

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Kelly Sands

Curdled clouds came… hovering, descending…
ingesting everything in their way.
The world was painted in black, white and gray.
I opened my mouth and out poured a soundless scream
as if we existed in a silent film.
Then people started floating…
Their bodies bloating,
Fat limbs flailing,
Dancing in an eerie pantomime…
Intent on leaving me behind.
I cried after the corpse balloons as they flew towards the ashen sky,
gazing down at me with pupilless eyes.
Their decaying mouths opened and closed in an inaudible song.
Then I remembered my last birthday wish…
For everyone to leave me alone.

Hi! Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes last week. I’m really sorry that I was unable to return some of the visits. I’ll read as many stories as I can this week. xox <3

K.Z. Morano ‘100 Nightmares’ Review

K.Z. Morano ‘100 Nightmares’ Review


I would like to thank Horror Novel Reviews and Tracy Crockett for this wonderful review of 100 Nightmares. :) Please visit the original post to read the full review.

Originally posted on Horror Novel Reviews:


Written by: Tracy Crockett

I’ll begin this review by splugeing all over your face. That’s exactly how this book made me feel. I can, without a doubt whatsoever tell you that this is within the top 25 best novels I’ve ever sat and read. Each and every page kept me enthralled and on the edge of my seat the entire time.

100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano is a collection of 100 horror stories, each written in exactly 100 words, and accompanied by over 50 illustrations. Inside, you’ll find monsters–both imagined and real. There are vengeful specters, characters with impaired psyches, dark fairy tales and stories and illustrations inspired by bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore.

Let me break it down and try and explain some of the mind altering tales that lie within. Try and follow along if you will please. LITTLE GIRLS GAMES is a great offering of Red Riding…

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Short Stories, Big Scares: A Review of 100 Nightmares by K. Z. Morano



Hi everyone! Horror author Kevin Holton wrote a review of 100 Nightmares. Visit his blog to read the full review and don’t forget to check out his recently published stories.

Originally posted on Kevin Holton:

Hello Travelers,

Today I bring you my review of K. Z. Morano’s 100 Nightmares, a collection of 100 stories of 100 words apiece with illustrations mixed in. I do hope you like what I’ve got to say, because you’d be missing out if you didn’t hop over to Amazon (or lulu or smashwords) and take a look at one of horror’s newer up-and-coming writers.




100 Nightmares is a collection of tightly-written, hard-hitting stories that leap from one genre to another as lizards leap from wall to wall. Ranging from realist to Lovecraftian, from dark fairy tales to alien attacks, Morano has no problem exploring a wide range of topics via the oft-done but rarely done well medium of micro-fiction. As an added bonus, this features illustrations from four separate illustrators, breathing color and design in the spaces between each little slice of horror.

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Thank you. :)


Hello! Thank you for the warm birthday wishes. I had a lovely celebration with friends and family. :) I received plenty of cool presents and now I have a little something for you! (Well, actually, it’s from JWK Publishing and this has nothing to do with my birthday. haha) :)

We are Dust and Shadow Kindle version is FREE on Amazon from today until July 7. (check price, it should be $0.00) This anthology features the works of various horror authors including my flash fiction piece: “The End of the Tunnel”.

What happens after we die?

Find out.

P.S. It would be wonderful if you could write an Amazon/ Goodreads review. It would really mean a lot to the authors. :) Enjoy! xo

Demonic Possession- I won the Editor’s Choice Award!



Reblogging this post to share that I had won the Editor’s Choice Award for my story in this collection. :) It’s such an honor… and what an awesome birthday present for me! :) Congrats as well to author T.S. Woolard and to everyone included in this fine anthology. :)

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Beware demons. They live amongst us and within us.

Hi! The Kindle version of Demonic Possession is now available on Amazon. Various poets, writers and illustrators cover one of the most hair-raising themes ever.
My story, “The Hole in Her Soul” is featured in the anthology. This is actually one of my favorite themes. Scary stuff. :)
You can grab a copy at The Paper version will be available soon. Please don’t forget to leave a review! :)


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PHOTO PROMPT, Copyright – Claire Fuller

PHOTO PROMPT, Copyright – Claire Fuller


I lived in a castle by the stormy sea.
And the sound that kept me awake each night was not the rage in father’s voice…
Or mother’s beaten whimpering…
It was thunder. Just thunder.
I believed in fairytales…
In stout castles, gallant kings…
Though I’ve seen more than my fair share of dreadful things.
When I grew up, all the men that I loved were charming princes, valiant knights…
Until they weren’t.
But I’ll always believe in fairytales…
Because once, it was all that I had.
My silly nose buried in my silly books
Inhaling each fantasy until it felt like reality.

Hi! I miss FF! And yeah, I’m a little rusty. But I haven’t been feeling well lately. :( I originally wrote a horror story for this week but since today is my 2*th birthday, a memoir seemed more appropriate. If you want to get me something for my birthday, an amazon/goodreads review of 100 Nightmares would be wonderful. LOL :) seriously, email me and I’ll send you a copy ( Happy 4th of July! xoxo <3