Spring Finally Came

Thank you so much to everyone who liked my FB page for 100 Nightmares
Now I need to ask you guys for a favor.
I’d like to run a Blog Blast for the cover reveal of my new story collection.
Help me spread the disease word.
I’d give you my soul in exchange but it’s so filthy, you probably don’t want anything to do with it.
Please email me at crazyaboutmiumiu2@yahoo.com to let me know if you’re in.
I’ll send you a preview of the book cover and the description.
Thanks so much in advance for your support 🙂 -K.Z.

copyright – Adam Ickes

copyright – Adam Ickes

Spring finally came…

I toiled in acres of buried bodies and the breeze babbled with our parents’ timorous voices.

Like everyone else, I murdered mine.

Mother’s eyes reflected the hunger that I felt…

So I shattered the mirror that was her face.

Her screams were like breaking glass– fragmented, crystalline.

The village was cursed with cold barrenness but because of our sacrifices, the earth became fertile once again.

It bore new a new kind of fruit.

The fleshy pink contours inside the crustaceous covering resembled our elders’ faces.

We ate… but the fruit left a bitter taste in our mouths…


58 thoughts on “Spring Finally Came

    • True. Got your email, Adam. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I’ll email you back when I’ve finalized the description 🙂

  1. Yeah, I didn’t think I was going to like that, kz, and I was right…in the right way of not liking it, of course. 🙂 Couldn’t they have just composted (and recalled that no meat goes in the compost)?


    • thanks Perry 🙂 it’s easy, you just email me and then I’ll send you a copy of my book cover and book description. And then you post it on your blog on a specific date (tell me which day of the week you’re free to make a post and then we’ll decide which day) 🙂

  2. Your twisted imagination never ceases to amaze me. You’re not just writing horror, you’re crafting strange new definitions of the word. It’s one thing for someone to write a vampire story or a ghost story, etc… these are pre-defined ideas – you have one of the most creative minds I’ve ever come across — seriously. I truly hope you are successful, and that some day people drop your name in the same breath as H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker, Shirley Jackson, or David Lynch.

      • I think if you and I were ever to sit down at a meal together, it would be an exercise in both of us making awkward excuses not to eat. There’d be a lot of pushing the food around the plates and nervous laughter.
        But seriously, I consider myself fairly well read, and while I can spot many of your influences, you have a voice all your own.

          • The novel that Jessica B. Bell is working on is her love letter to Lovecraft, Barker and Poe. You’ve just name dropped the unholy trinity of gothic horror, darling. I’d love if you checked it out sometime — or if you prefer, I hope that Jessica will have it completed in a couple of months and with luck you can read the whole thing by the end of the year.

    • lol thank you 🙂 i really don’t let them know about my published works haha but someday i’ll write something lovely and wholesome and let them read it

  3. Your descriptions are gruesomely gorgeous, as ever. I’m pleased to see that the fruits of their labour left a bitter taste.

  4. Talk about crossing the bridge when you come to it … I’m staying away! Bravo, KZ!

    And all the best with 100 Nightmares. Sounds like you have a good idea brewing. I’ll take a look at it. Keep me posted, too.

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