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.
It takes a brief encounter with death to cause enduring nightmares.
A single well-placed blow could maim you for life…
One well-placed word could haunt you forever.
Micro-fiction is a blade—sharp, swift…
Sometimes it goes for the jugular, killing you in seconds.
Its silver tongue touches your throat and warm blood hisses before you can scream.
Sometimes, the knife makes micro-cuts in the sensitive sheath of your sanity, creating wounds that will fester throughout eternity.
Take my 100 words daily like a slow-acting poison or read them all and die of overdose.
It’s your suicide after all.
“Such a brilliant concept with no two stories alike. Timeless enjoyment to be reread over and over…” – Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews
“Quick, witty, powerful, bizarre, and brutal one-liners that hit nothing short of hard…100 NIGHTMARES is a real gem and a must have for any fan of Horror, Flash Fiction, and Micro-Fiction…” -Jon R. Meyers, The Horror Fiction Review
“There’s an art to writing an effective story in so few words and the author nails it.” – M. Brookes, Book Impressions, The Cult of Me
“Thanks to her masterful phrasing and wonderfully chilling imagination, 100 Nightmares will delight any fan of horror and the supernatural.” – Amanda Ferris, the ABSOLUTE Mag
“Each and every page kept me enthralled and on the edge of my seat the entire time… I’ve read a lot and seen a lot but have to admit Morano caught me by surprise…” – NecroStein, Texas Terror Entertainment
“I can’t say enough about this book… It’s well written, different, scary, and very unique.” – Bittersweet Book Reviews
“In all, Morano delivers an eclectic range of ambitious micro-fiction, the more accomplished of which is truly impressive in what it achieves in such a small amount of words.” – Horror After Dark
“Great idea!, Great read!, Great Book!…” – Horror inside the Box UK
“100 Nightmares is completely sick, twisted and perfect all at the same time… If you don’t manage to find this collection of writing great then you didn’t pay attention…” – David Spell, THE SCARY REVIEWS
“A wild twisted ride from start to finish… Morano did an outstanding freaky fantastic job!” – Wende, Julie’s Book Review