I consider seeing my stories in print as some sort of achievement. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Amok: an Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction and the story that I wrote showed up in the paper and got a positive review <3

Amok: an Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction and the story that I wrote showed up in the paper and got a positive review โค

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I never expected that my first solo e-book would get this much love but I'm glad and thankful. <3

100 Nightmares is #5 in Amazon Top Rated Horror Anthologies. I never expected that my first solo e-book would get this much love but I’m glad and thankful. โค


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. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s such an honor… and what an awesome birthday present for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats as well to author T.S. Woolard and to everyone included in this fine anthology. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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, โ€œThe Hole in Her Soulโ€ is featured in the anthology. This is actually one of my favorite themes. Scary stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚
You can grab a copy at The Paper version will be available soon. Please donโ€™t forget to leave a review! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Thank you Sarah Ann!

Thank you, Sarah Ann for sharing news about 100 Nightmares on your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

Read her post here

For those of you who are not acquainted with Sarah Ann Hall, she is a wonderful writer. She writes anything from romantic stories to dark fiction. Her works have been published in several places and like me, she enjoys participating in writing challenges. Visit her blog to read some of her flash fiction and haibun.

Sarah Ann also dabbles in several forms of art such as designing jewelry and painting. Watch out because this talented lady has a project coming upโ€”a short story collection illustrated by artist Janice Hume.

Iโ€™m really excited about this book. If thereโ€™s one thing better than a compilation of well-written stories, itโ€™s a compilation of well-written stories AND beautiful illustrations. ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out Sarah Ann Hall’s blog:

I would also like to thank everyone who re-blogged/ shared my post about the release of 100 Nightmares and also those who purchased the book. ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember, I want need your reviews!! โค


Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

This week’s theme is Threshold

The beginning of summer โค


That perfect moment between day and night…


I’m also waiting in breathless anticipation for the final copy of my new book, 100 Nightmares, due this month! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, it’s almost time… The excitement is killing me! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you, Dee!

Thank you so much, Dee, for joining the blog blast for 100 Nightmares. ๐Ÿ™‚

Read her post here

I met Dee through Friday Fictioneers. Even in her works of fiction, you can tell that she likes writing about life and relationshipsโ€ฆ masterfully capturing the humor, the horror, the difficulties, and the beauty of it all.

Like me, she enjoys the challenge of flash fiction. Dee has written some short stories and is currently working on the first chapters of her novel! I’m very excited for her. ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit Dee at to read some of her stories.

Thank you, Padmini!

Thank you, Padmini, for finding time to share 100 Nightmares on your blog. Thank you for the kind words as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

See her post here (join blog blast here)

Padmini writes poetry, short fiction, haiku and haibun.
Occasionally, she also writes 100-word stories for Friday Fictioneers.
You can find some of her works in online haibun and haiku journals.

I was really touched because even though we rarely have time to visit each otherโ€™s blogs these days, sheโ€™s here to lend me a hand when I need it. Awww. I really did meet a lot of wonderful people through this blog. โค

Visit her at

Thank you, Hala!

Thank you, Hala, for volunteering to join the Blog Blast for 100 Nightmares. ๐Ÿ™‚

Read her post here (join blog blast here)

Hala J Subaiti is a recent follower of my blogโ€ฆ a lady with a snarky sense of humor and a penchant for impressive libraries (we definitely have that in common) ๐Ÿ™‚

I met Hala through Friday Fictioneers. Her blog is where she writes flash fiction, drabbles and six word stories.

Hala also has another blog dedicated to sharing and discussing identity as well as travel stories. She shares random tidbits of Lebanese life and wisdom gained from life experiences in growing up outside her own culture. Visit her at Thanks again! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

a brief message:
Guys, thank you, for all the support that I’m getting for my Blog Blast. Don’t forget to like my FB page
And to answer a question, your blog doesn’t have to be on WordPress to join. other places are fine ๐Ÿ™‚ tumblr is ok too. Thanks again! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo K.Z.

Thank you, Dawn!

Thank you, Dawn for sharing 100 Nightmares on your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Read her post here (join the blog blast here)

Dawn Miller is a wonderful writer. I like the honesty in her storytelling. Her writing really speaks to the reader and youโ€™ll find that there are just some of her stories that you can oddly relate with. Sheโ€™s very good at that.

But more than that, Dawn is also a brilliant photographer. Look around her blog and feast your eyes on gorgeous photographs of nature, architecture and so much more.

Dawn has a wonderful way of combining images with words. But there are some of her photographs that manage to tell a story by themselves. Sheโ€™s a very prolific blogger and joins a lot of photo challenges. She even hosts her own monthly photo challenge A Lingering Look at Architecture and a weekly photo challenge A Lingering Look at Windows.

Thank you, Patricia!

Thank you, Patricia, for generously sharing 100 Nightmares on your blog.

Read her post here

Patricia writes for the simple pleasure of doing itโ€ฆ truly the best reason to write. ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like Patricia. Sheโ€™s one of the first bloggers here at WordPress who had left an impression on me. I think sheโ€™s a truly beautiful and brave woman.

Check out her blog where she posts haiku, haibun and short fiction.

Her haiku has always been one of my favorites back in my Carpe Diem days and I hope to be writing haiku again one of these days. ๐Ÿ™‚ but oh, you ABSOLUTELY have to check out her weekly 100-word stories for Friday Fictioneers. Her contributions to FF are consistently amazing, no matter what genre. For me, she’s certainly one of the best in the group.

Thank you, Ron!

Thank you, Ron, for featuring me on your blog and for the very generous post about my upcoming story collection, 100 Nightmares.

I really appreciate the kind and lovely words. ๐Ÿ™‚

Read his post here (join blog blast here)

Ron Pruitt is a former newspaper journalist and college teacher. He is the author of As The Crow Flies and Down By The River. He also wrote a collection of short stories, Meth Lab and Other Stories.

Check out one of Ronโ€™s books

Down By The River

When a farmer kills his half-brother in a dispute over a marijuana patch, it sets off ripples in the daily pattern of the residents of a small Ozark river town. The farmer’s wife, a mute young man, a meth cook,a car lot owner, the local lawman, and others find their world rocked by change as the truth works its way to the surface, transforming lives as it does.


I met Ron though Friday Fictioneers. Heโ€™s a truly versatile writer. Every week, I enjoy his micro-fiction pieces that vary from imaginative speculative fiction to humorous tales.

Ron is a super nice guy, even offering me advice and essential publishing tips. Iโ€™m really grateful to have writer friends like him. ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit his blog to read his fiction and articles