Hitchhiker

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Roger Bultot

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Roger Bultot

Hitchhiker

“Ran away?” the driver asked.

I wanted to tell him to fuck off but he was kind enough to give me a ride.

I nodded.

“Have you found salvation?” he asked. The speedometer quivered to ninety-five.

“What the fuck…” I reached for the door but his heavy fist collided with my jaw.

“It’s alright, son.” His eyes were vulturine, burning with zeal as he blabbered something about the Lord and lost sheep. “I’ve come to take you home…”

Then I noticed the rosary made of fine hair and deciduous teeth and a shiny plastic crucifix dangling from the rearview mirror.

 

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

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 ❤

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

PHOTO PROMPT
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

Invisible

Copyright -Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright -Jennifer Pendergast

I’ve always wanted to be the popular girl.

But not this way.

They talk about me, forever and ever…

How I got pregnant…

Molested by the janitor…

Had an abortion…

The lies accumulate… every schoolyear.

In a roomful of giggling, gossiping girls,

I feel more invisible than ever.

Even as they talk about me…

How I cut my wrists in the toilet…

Hanged myself from a tree…

Then haunted my tormentors.

Lies.

My tormentors grew up fine.

They probably became your parents.

You cry at the rooftop.

Like I used to…

I whisper soothingly in your ear:

Just one step…

Homecoming

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Erin Leary

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Erin Leary

Hi everyone! I missed a few FF challenges but I’m happy that I’m able to participate this week! Thank you to those who helped spread the news about the release of my book, 100 Nightmares. Support and even positive reviews came from people that I least expected it from so that was such a pleasant surprise. Thank you so much, you know who you are. 🙂 The book is actually doing fine, great reviews from horror sites and everything, so yay! 🙂 Now to my story…

Homecoming

My earliest memory was that of my father disappearing into the silver fog.
I cried out his name… first word I ever spoke… but he just kept walking.
Then his replacement came.
A silent semi-man…
He’d lock the doors and mother’s screams would splinter the air… They were of unexplainable pleasure… and pain.
“Hithh thill your father…” mother said as her teeth clattered onto the floor.

That was history.

Then the mist called me…

When I return, I hope my wife would remember what I told her.
To aim straight for the head… and to never look into my eyes…

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. 🙂