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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Book Description

There are bones of the dead everywhere, and theyโ€™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 donโ€™t want to know about. We love skeletons as we are walking skeletons. Thereโ€™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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Print version also available now ๐Ÿ™‚



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BLOOD REIGN LIT MAGAZINE debut issue is out now! and available on Smashwords

edited by Kristina Stancil
featuring interviews with Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Amber Benson and Paul Sampson from Night of the Templar

also includes two of my stories: “The Other Child” — a fractured fairytale and a seasonal drabble — “The Old Man’s Christmas Tree”

the magazine contains lots of fiction and some poetry from great horror writers.


xoxo KZ

PS Smashwords is awesome coz you get to download whichever format you like — PDF, Kindle, Epub, RTF, oh but you already know this

Off the KUF Volume II published on Amazon


Hey guys!

OFF THE KUF Volume II is now available on Amazon

The collection includes my 100-word story entitled “Fireworks”. The book is composed of 30 stories written by several new and established authors so I’m really glad to be a part of this project. ๐Ÿ™‚

Volume I was released earlier this year and has gained positive reviews from readers. Like the first book, Vol II is an eclectic mix of literary fiction, fantasy, SF, horror, mystery, romance and humor. All proceeds go to the Kindle Users Forum.

I’m so buying this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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


Print version out now!:)


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 Angelโ€™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 Soulโ€™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 Sรญdhe
Gary Murphy Horrorwerk
Adam Blampied Buried
Jason WolfgangGehler Scarecrow Fields

Update on Published Stories

Anthologies for a cause

It’s totally awesome to be able to write. And it feels wonderful to have found my passion… and to have found my readers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.

I’ll be appearing in two charity anthologies. Inspirations Picture It & Write Collection by Ermilia (to be published, so watch out for it! ^^) and Off the KUF volume 2: Short Fiction from the Kindle Users Forum (to be published this December 2013)


Off the KUF volume 1 is now live in Amazon I’m proud to say that I have a couple of Friday Fictioneer friends there.

Why grab a copy?

1) Both anthologies are for a great cause. All proceeds from the Picture It & Write Anthology will be donated to The Girl Effect. And all proceeds from Off the KUF Volumes 1, 2, and 3 will be used to ensure the continuing existence of the Kindle User’s Forum.

2) Discover new authors. I’ve read the work of some of these writers (some are friends that I’ve met here at WordPress) and I can honestly say that the amount of talent here is astounding!

3) Treat yourself to an eclectic collection of stories. Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Romance, Literary Fiction, Humor, Sci-fi… There’s a little something for everyone. And if you’re like me, who’s a fan of almost any genre, including SF, F and WTF, then you’re gonna love these books ๐Ÿ˜‰

Counting on you guys… ^^

And oh wait, there’s more! just found out that one of my stories will be published as a reprint in issue #1 of Blood Reign Literary Magazine. I’m really proud to be a part of the debut issue of this super cool publication. I wanna thank the editors for believing in my work. Mark your calendars, loves! The date is on December 13, 2013.


*mock cover by the talented Kristen Joy

HERE‘s a way to support the magazine and to subscribe.

And lastly, THANK YOU for reading my stories every week. It’s been a little less than a year since I wrote my first 100-word story. And all these silly ideas about getting my stuff published, it all started here with you. ๐Ÿ™‚


Proud Mama! ;)

As of this morning, I am officially a proud mama of……………. an ugly baby!

Read my story “The Other Child” in Ugly Babies: the Anthology
published by James Ward Kirk Fiction, edited by Sydney Leigh, with amazing cover art by Stephen Cooney

now available in Amazon


and if you have a Smashwords account, you can download the book for FREE (through Monday, October 21 only)


K.Z. โค

Happy News :)


My flash fiction piece, “The Sun” will be appearing in an anthology to be released this year. Leodegraunce High End Flash Fiction is a collection of quality 200 word stories (or less) with various themes.


High End Flash Fiction

Edited by Jolie du Prรฉ

Associate Editor – Gary Russell

imsoexcited! ^^

They’re still open for submissions. Check out their website and send your best ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

i won something. yey! :p

are you a fan of horror stories written in 100 words or less?

well, i joined this contest and my story ended up in this cool anthology ๐Ÿ™‚

popcorn horror ebook

POPCORN HORROR PRESENTS 100 WORDS OR LESS HORROR STORIES is a compilation of spooky 100-word shorts from various writers all across the globe featuring illustrations by C.R Murray. Now available on Amazon

it’s the first time that i’ve ever joined a writing competition and it felt pretty good. so good that i needed to share it with you ^^

also i know i’ve been pretty busy lately… you know, life. ๐Ÿ™‚ but i’m still here… even when my blogging has suffered a drastic drop to a mere two posts per week.

anyway, i know i need to catch up on my reading and visiting blogs and thanking several people for awards. sigh. i miss all of it & i miss you.

welcome new followers! i didn’t know when i started becoming such a lousy hostess but, welcome, welcome! thank you and please enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚ *hugs*


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