The Din from the Garbage Bin

Copyright-Kent Bonham

Copyright-Kent Bonham

While walking home, Anne heard the disturbing din from the garbage bin.

At the back of her apartment building were oversize rats gnawing at something.

Tampons lay there like small gutted animals. Week-old blood and cottony innards spilled across the pavement, filling greedy snouts and thick hairy tongues.

Disgusted, Anne tried to shoo the freak rodents away.

The vampiric vermin hissed at her, their eyes crimson coals of hatred burning through the darkness.

She ran up to her apartment and bolted the door.

Her fingers failed to reach the switch as the glowing red eyes came rushing towards her thighs.

The Immigrants

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

The ships burned cigarette holes into the blanket of blue satin sky.

The people gazed skyward, displaying digits tattooed into their hyper-extended necks.

The numbers meant that they’ve been chosen, that they’ve killed to earn their limited tickets to salvation.

They’ve trimmed the population down to half for the chance to dwell in the new world created by superior species.

The chosen’s bodies lifted into the air. The earth spun like a giant baggage carousel.

In every corner, screams pierced the air in innumerable shades of intensity, as each extraterrestrial immigrant scanned the digits and claimed their designated flesh suits.

100 Nightmares on Google Play

Just a quick note: You can now purchase 100 Nightmares (epub version) on Google play!

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If you haven’t read it yet, now is a great time to grab a copy. 😉 Tell your friends.
And reviews are always greatly appreciated.

xo K.Z.

Vote for 100 NIGHTMARES!

Hi guys! So, um, I need your help… There’s this book cover contest at AuthorsDB and could you please please please vote for 100 Nightmares?

All you need to do is to go to this page http://authorsdb.com/books/2014-book-cover-contest/horror-2014 and click on the 5 stars under the 100 Nightmares cover!

You don’t need to register/log in or whatever. Simple.

But if you’re an Indie author with a book to promote, it would definitely be a great idea to join the directory too. 🙂

Thanks a lot!! I appreciate it. xo

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Author Interview at THE INDIE VIEW

Hi everyone! Read my latest author interview at THE INDIE VIEW

IndieView with K.Z. Morano, author of 100 Nightmares

We talked about my struggles in writing 100 Nightmares, where I got the idea for the book, and why I decided to go Indie. 🙂

THE INDIE VIEW is a real gem. Check it out! It’s a very useful site for indie authors, readers and book reviewers.

xo

Words and Whispers

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

He rarely left that desk.

For years, he ensorcelled the public with haunting stories spawned from his imagination yet refused to bask in the brilliance of his fame.

Some dismissed it as cheap tactic, speculating that there was no single mysterious author but a group of ghost writers.

Fans camped outside his fortress. The media met only with agents of glib tongues and swollen pockets.

They said he answered to disembodied whispers.

His last words were jumbled letters carved into the ancient desk, engraved into emaciated flesh…

Indecipherable, except for the words: “Free us” penned shakily in sick, diluted blood.

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 ❤

More Reviews for 100 Nightmares

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Hello! 🙂 Here are the latest reviews for 100 Nightmares:

“There’s an art to writing an effective story in so few words and the author nails it… if you like good horror and well written short fiction then this needs to be in your reading list…”
THE CULT OF ME (read full review on the site)

“It’s undoubtedly ambitious stuff. Most authors fail to deliver with 10000 words, let alone 100. But Morano demonstrates early on that she is up to the task… 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 (read full review on their site)

“Going into this book I was very skeptical. How in the world can an author make a successful story in just 100 words? Not possible! I was SO wrong! I can’t say enough about this book… it’s well written, different, scary, and very unique. You will not be disappointed!”BITTERSWEET BOOK REVIEWS (read full review on their site)

To authors, seasoned and new, reputable book reviewers are a true gift. I really appreciate the time and effort that the reviewers spent in reading and reviewing my book. I would also like to thank the readers who reviewed 100 Nightmares on Amazon/ Goodreads If you haven’t reviewed/ rated/ read the book yet, please do. 🙂 🙂 Thank you.

K.Z. ❤

OMG I’m so excited! I’m the featured writer at Gorelets

I’ve always been a huge fan of Michael Arnzen and it’s such a great honor to be featured on his site! I’m so thrilled that he picked up a copy of 100 Nightmares and read my book. And he liked it. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Check out this quick micro-interview http://gorelets.com/showcase/

It’s not everyday that an author you truly admire notices your work. So yeah, this really made my day. 🙂

xo

Instigated by the dark side!

The Voice

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

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Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

I was taking a dump when god spoke to me.

The sky tore open and a spear thudded onto the ground.

He ordered me to sacrifice my father to him.

It was the same god who ordered me to slaughter my sister… the same god who provided the spoon that I buried into her soft skull.

I was born and raised in this hellhole… old enough to know that god is everywhere.

God sees everything.

There’s nowhere to run… or hide.

God said something about ratings going up.

And that only one of us will get off this island alive.

Hi FF family. I’m soooo late, I know! 🙂 But I promise to read a few stories over the weekend. BRB xo