Festival of Drabbles 2015

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I LOVE 100-word stories! Well, obviously. Or else I wouldn’t have written 100 Nightmares. This is why I’m proud to announce that I am a supporter of the First Festival of Drabbles 2015!

The first Festival of Drabbles will start on November 9th and run until the 15th. It will be a week long celebration of drabbles and the art of drabble writing including some of the finest drabblists in the world.

Fellow author Michael Brookes was the one who came up with this brilliant idea. And I’m very pleased to be invited as a participant. If you’re new to drabbles, they are a form of flash fiction in which the story is told in exactly 100 words.

If you’re on Facebook, feel free to join the event! Invite any friends that you think would be interested and share the event on your timeline. 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/375605662648575/

If you’re on Twitter then tweet a link to this event and if you can use the #festivalofdrabbles hashtag that would be awesome!

See you there!

xx
K.Z. ❤

SpaSpa Book Awards: Best Drabble Award

Hey! It looks like I won the Best Drabble Award with my story, “Google Search History”. This is awesome and so unexpected. 🙂 This is actually a very old drabble that I wrote for Friday Fictioneers.


2014 Self-Published and Small Press Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the SpaSpa Book Awards!

Thank you ❤

xox
K.Z.

Google Search History
by K.Z. Morano

MAY

two receipts identical jewelry husband’s pocket

signs that my husband is cheating

telltale signs husband having affair

how to tell my husband have mistress?

JUNE

why men cheat?

marriage advice rekindling passion

sexy lingerie shop

tips better sex

how to get rid of husband mistress

JULY

investigators infidelity

private investigator Chicago

THIS MONTH

coping infidelity

am I depressed?

how to handle depression

suicidal thoughts

LAST 7 DAYS

poison for drinks no taste

tasteless colorless poison

where to buy arsenic

TODAY

how to chop body

tips on chopping meat

how to get rid of carpet stains DIY

Guess who got interviewed! :)

Hey! A typhoon may be coming but I do have a reason to smile today. 🙂 Guess who got interviewed by Gwendolyn Kiste! Check out the link below. And thanks for reading the interview! xx

http://www.gwendolynkiste.com/Blog/speculative-superstar-interview-with-k-z-morano/

Gwendolyn Kiste is a horror and fantasy author who runs a really cool blog. You can check out her published fiction on her page. Gwendolyn also writes articles for a travel site called Wanderlust and Lipstick as well as the paranormal-themed The Occult Section. She is also a writer-director and has written and directed several feature-length movies! Honestly, she’s awesome, so be sure to visit her page. 🙂

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Thanks again! Be safe.
xox
K.Z. ❤

Thank you <3

My holidays have been really busy! I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family. I’m always so exhausted, eating and laughing too much and not getting enough rest and sleep. I’m sure I’ve gained weight but I’m quite happy. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful time as well. 🙂

More awesome news… The cover for 100 Nightmares created by Dan Verkys has been awarded a Gold medal by AuthorsdB for winning the 2014 book cover contest. I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted for my book cover. Thank you so much and Happy New Year. ❤

xo
K.Z.

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Adam Ickes’ Wicked Little Things Cover Reveal

Hello! Just found out that friend and fellow horror author Adam Ickes will be releasing a new horror collection entitled Wicked Little Things and I’m participating in his cover reveal blog blast. It’s the follow-up to his first collection, 100 tiny tales of terror. Like 100 Nightmares, both books consist of 100 stories written in 100 words. Wicked Little Things is set to hit the digital book shelves on December 1, 2014 but it’s already available for preorder!

You can buy the book through this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PHZWYHK

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Book Blurb:

100 tiny tales of terror gave birth to 100 monstrosities.

The time has come for 100 more tales of terrible things to haunt your dreams and drive home a healthy dose of fear of those horrible creatures that dwell mostly in the darkness, but sometimes in the light.

Devour these Wicked Little Things in one sitting if you think your fragile mind can handle it, or drink them in one at a time and let your fright strangle your sanity as the fear really sinks in and takes hold.

Adam shared a couple of sample stories from the collection…

Unassuming

He’d sat on the same bench every day–hours at a time–for almost six months, watching, waiting. He wasn’t in a hurry. He’d known an opportunity would present itself eventually, and he wasn’t wrong.

One day, a little girl on the verge of tears came up to him.

“I can’t find my mommy,” the child said.

“That’s awful. Would you like me to help you look for her?” he asked.

The little girl nodded and wiped her budding tears away. He stood up and held out his hand. She took it willingly. Together they walked toward the parking lot.

Beauty and the Beast

The creature’s crooked claws stroked the severed head in its lap. The beast’s disfigured face studied the girl in the cage across the room. She cried thick, heavy tears and sobbed in the corner of the tiny cage. Her sobs made the beast’s ears ache.

It threw the head–that of the girl’s own father–at the cage to shut her up, but she only sobbed louder and screamed incoherent pleas. She begged for mercy, but mercy would not come at the hands of the monstrosity who called the castle home. Only death and misery were welcome within those walls.

About the author:

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Adam Ickes is a writer who has made a home in central Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter. He is obsessed with releasing the horrors in his mind on an unsuspecting world. His stories live and fester in the twisted confines of his imagination before demanding to be released from their prison, usually at gunpoint.

Follow Adam Ickes:
Blog
Twitter
Mailing List
Amazon Author Page

The Din from the Garbage Bin

Copyright-Kent Bonham

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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.

A review of 100 Nightmares by The Horror Fiction Review

OMG I woke up this morning to some really cool news! First, a story acceptance for a horror anthology and some really kind words from the editor. And then… THIS! 🙂

http://thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com/2014/09/reviews-for-week-of-september-1-2014.html

“100 NIGHTMARES is a real gem and a must have for any fan of Horror, Flash Fiction, and Micro-Fiction. Now, put your gas mask on and proceed with caution.” -Jon R. Meyers, The Horror Fiction Review (visit the site to read full review)

Thank you so much THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW for the awesome appraisal of 100 Nightmares! 🙂

Micro Review of 100 Nightmares by Horror inside the Box UK

Yay! Horror inside the Box just gave 100 Nightmares a 5/5 in their micro review 🙂

“100 Nightmares it is exactly that… that’s what i love about this book you can pick it up and put it down whenever you need a jolt of Horror…”

Thank you!

http://www.horrorinsidethebox.com/100-nightmares/

HORROR inside the BOX is where you get the latest news about horror in and outside the UK– from horror films and interviews to book and comic reviews, as well as links to other gruesome pages!

Click the link, get connected and open the box. xo

🙂

New story — Demonic Deluge in Hellnotes Horror in a Hundred

Hi! Check out my recent 100-word story, “Demonic Deluge” in Hellnotes Horror in a Hundred 🙂

Horror in a Hundred – Demonic Deluge by K.Z. Morano

Please share/like on FB or tweet the story! Thanks! ❤

I have quite a few stories in Hellnotes. Check out some of the links to my other stories there as well:

Horror in a Hundred – Homecoming by K.Z. Morano

Horror in a Hundred – If Wishes Came True by K.Z. Morano

xo

100 Nightmares featured in Horror inside the Box

Hi everyone! Check it out… 100 NIGHTMARES has been featured in HORROR INSIDE THE BOX UK. 🙂

http://www.horrorinsidethebox.com/100-nightmares/

HORROR inside the BOX is where you get the latest news about horror in and outside the UK– from horror films and interviews to book and comic reviews, as well as links to other gruesome pages!

Click the link, get connected and open the box. 🙂

In the past few months, 100 Nightmares has been in and out of the Top 100 for Horror Short Stories in Amazon US and UK, even climbing up as high as the #24 spot in Amazon UK. Thank you to everyone who ever bought a copy/ reviewed the collection/ helped spread the word about the book. ❤ xo

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