100-word story at Hellnotes

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted my usual weekly micro-fiction piece. But then I just wrote like a hundred stories and it’s summer here so I won’t apologize for that 🙂 Meanwhile, check out my recent 100-word story at Hellnotes Horror in a Hundred. It was inspired by this week’s FF photo but it would’ve been unfair if I joined but didn’t have time to comment on other writers’ works. So I’m glad the story found a home in Hellnotes. 🙂 Hope you like it.

http://hellnotes.com/horror-in-a-hundred-cattle-by-k-z-morano

Feel free to like/ comment/ share. Thank you. 🙂

Thank you, David!

Thank you, David, for volunteering to join the Blog Blast for 100 Nightmares. I really appreciate it.

Read his post here

If you like good fiction, go to David Stewart’s page. David’s writing is stellar! What I admire about him is that his stories are always so imaginative and he’s never afraid to experiment with new styles.

David’s short story, “Giselle” is available on Smashwords and other places. I’ve read it. I loved it. The plot was very engaging. If you’re a fan of sci-fi, time travel, sprinkled with just the right amount of romance, you’ll love it too!

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Visit David’s blog at http://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/ where he posts stories, photos, and more

100 NIGHTMARES – COVER REVEAL!

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COMING THIS APRIL! – official release date TBA

100 NIGHTMARES by K.Z. Morano is a collection of horror stories written in exactly 100 words and accompanied by a few illustrations.


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.
Your call.
It’s your suicide after all.

I’m really excited to have my own story collection! I started writing fiction in this blog and it’s because of your support and encouragement that I’ve found my passion.
I’d like to thank the awesome people who volunteered to join my Blog Blast. Some are blog friends whose sites I haven’t visited for like ages so I’m really touched and I’m super grateful to have you guys. Thank you. The blog blasts will officially begin next week! It’s never too late to join 🙂 and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page for 100 Nightmares – https://www.facebook.com/100Nightmares

xo K.Z.

The kick ass cover was done by the brilliant Dan Verkys – http://www.gardenofbadthings.com/
The model in the photo is Silvia Alessandrini

Read my story Wooden Lips in MicroHorror

If you missed Wooden Lips in Cellar Door II, you can read the reprint here

http://www.microhorror.com/microhorror/author/k-z-morano/wooden-lips/

Leave a comment below the story if you like 🙂 I’d love it.

PS MicroHorror is constantly seeking submissions. It’s a non-paying market but it’s a place for horror writers who wish to gain some exposure (particularly those who write flash fiction)

want more of my stories? watch out for the release of 100 Nightmares
Like the page https://www.facebook.com/100Nightmares or be a part of my Cover Reveal Blog Blast 🙂 10 awesome people signed up since yesterday. Join us? 🙂

I won! Yaaay!!! :)

Hey everyone! 🙂

So I entered a 99-word horror story in this really cool contest and I won 🙂 🙂 🙂

Go check it out at this page http://99fiction.net/page/winner-8 and read my story, “Quilt”.

Thank you to the awesome people @ 99fiction.net

I seriously can’t stop smiling 🙂

xo

Bones II ~ Kindle and Print Version now Available

Hey everyone!

for lovers of the horror genre, the Kindle version of Bones II is now available on Amazon! check out my story Diaries of Bones 🙂

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Book Description

There are bones of the dead everywhere, and they’re sharp. Under your feet as you walk across your yard, in the cement of buildings, under the foundation of your home, in the coffee you drink, in the food you eat. Science estimates 100 billion human beings have lived and died. There are bones everywhere. There are skeletons everywhere, from universities to unnamed places we really don’t want to know about. We love skeletons as we are walking skeletons. There’s an old phrase about skeletons in the closet. What if the skeleton in your closet is real? When we look at strangers, friends and family we fail to see the skull behind the face. And the eyes of skulls are dark and deep. These works of art, poetry and short stories cut deep. To the bone.

Published and edited by James Ward Kirk. With poems, stories and artwork by various talented authors/ artists

Yay, my first published story in 2014. 🙂 Print version also available now 🙂

xoxo

Words of Beauty, Tales of Terror — Kindle Version now Available

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Update 12/06/13

Hi everyone!

Cellar Door: Words of Beauty, Tales of Terror Volume Two is now available on Amazon

Cellar Door Volume II is a collection of poetry and stories that aim to instill a deep sense of dread. The theme: beautiful words, terrifying tales. And of course, the unutterable horror lurking behind the cellar door.

Read my story: “Wooden Lips”

*Published by JWK Fiction
Edited by James Ward Kirk
Cover Art by Stephen Cooney

Update:

Print version out now!:)

Contents

Poetry
Alex S. Johnson Essence of Ebon, Preserved
Mathias Jansson Smoky bottles
Dona Fox The Door
Dona Fox Me and My . . .
Dona Fox Magur
Dona Fox The Wonder Cave
DJ Tyrer A Darkness in the Cellar
DJ Tyrer Cellar Door
DJ Tyrer Foundations
Robert E. Petras The Soul Worms
Flash Fiction
K. Z. Morano Wooden Lips
Essel Pratt Dalliance
Short Stories
Dale Hollin The Last Eulogy
Mike Jansen The Angel’s kiss
Neil Baker A Late Summer Afternoon on Cranberry Farm
Michael Thomas Knight The Gates of Lament
Dona Fox Forevermore
Greg McWhorter Sempiternal Denouement
David Eccles The Esoteric Espial
Matt Cowan Numen
M. J. Sydney Ellensburg Blue
David Perlmutter Little Pony Ride
Lee Forsythe Karni Mata
Justin Hunter Geisha White
K. Trap Jones A Soul’s Lullaby
Lori Safranek Angels Behind Glass
Suzy Saylor A Halcyon Panacea
Patrick Lacey Last Words
Kevin Rodgers The Scent of Jasmine
Matthew Wilson Video Nasty
Michael Randolph Leannan Sídhe
Gary Murphy Horrorwerk
Adam Blampied Buried
Jason WolfgangGehler Scarecrow Fields

Ugly Babies: The Anthology

UGLY BABIES: the Anthology available on Amazon and Smashwords

UGLY BABIES: the Anthology available on Amazon and Smashwords

HI GUYS! More awesome news. My 1,000w flash fiction piece will be featured in the first volume of a horror anthology.

Ugly Babies: The Anthology
Edited by Sydney Leigh
Published by James Ward Kirk
Cover Artwork by Stephen Cooney

Watch out for my own dark version of a classic Grimm fairytale.

I joined coz the theme’s just fantastic and the team’s sick with talent! And oh, I believe submissions are still on-going. If you got some seriously creepy artwork or a hair-raising story to share (about babies from infancy to 5 y/o), be sure to check out the Facebook Page There’s a prize for Editor’s Pick and all contributors will earn a free Kindle edition of the anthology. It’s gonna be so much fun! ^^

xoxo
KZ

*update: submissions for vol 1 closed. anthology to be released very soon!! ^^ yey!