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

The Price of Youth – A 100-word story

The Price of Youth
by K.Z. Morano

I was a rotting fruit… fattening flies… waiting to be harvested by death.

I stared at the mirror as the maggots of old age consumed me. Skin, sinew, skeleton, soul…

Then the peddler came, with his potion and persuasive tongue.

It seemed like a fair price at the time.

After all, what need have I for toes…

Or posterior teeth…

Or ovaries…

They’re easily concealed.

Three wealthy husbands later, he returned.

“Fear not, Madame,” he chitchatted as he severed my leg. “Long skirts are fashionable these days.”

I opened my mouth to scream… and silence exploded within the tongueless cavity.

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boo! happy almost Halloween, everyone! xox 😉

Pittsburgh Writer Best Horror Fiction

THE PITTSBURGH WRITER RECOMMENDS 100 NIGHTMARES

read the best fiction

http://pittsburghwriter.net/horror.htm

Don’t forget to view the other recommended indie books on their page. All recommendations are evaluated on the merits of originality, writing achievement, and entertainment value. Thank you. 🙂

K.Z. ❤

The Din from the Garbage Bin

Copyright-Kent Bonham

Copyright-Kent Bonham

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.

The Immigrants

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

The ships burned cigarette holes into the blanket of blue satin sky.

The people gazed skyward, displaying digits tattooed into their hyper-extended necks.

The numbers meant that they’ve been chosen, that they’ve killed to earn their limited tickets to salvation.

They’ve trimmed the population down to half for the chance to dwell in the new world created by superior species.

The chosen’s bodies lifted into the air. The earth spun like a giant baggage carousel.

In every corner, screams pierced the air in innumerable shades of intensity, as each extraterrestrial immigrant scanned the digits and claimed their designated flesh suits.

100 Nightmares on Google Play

Just a quick note: You can now purchase 100 Nightmares (epub version) on Google play!

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If you haven’t read it yet, now is a great time to grab a copy. 😉 Tell your friends.
And reviews are always greatly appreciated.

xo K.Z.

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! 🙂

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