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  • The Weight of Chains
    The Weight of Chains

short stories

  • Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition)
    Pill Hill Press

    About the Collection:

    DAILY FLASH 2012: 366 DAYS OF FLASH FICTION (LEAP YEAR EDITION) is a 2012 flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 366 short stories, this is a fun and practical anthology designed for busy readers.

     

    Salt a short story by Lesley Conner  

    Story Synopsis:

    Mary is sick of her suburban, stay-at-home mom life.  She misses the dreams she let slip away from her and she’s tired of her husband’s criticism. It’s time to take her life back.

     
  • A Hacked-Up Holiday Massacre: Halloween is Going to be Jealous
    by Bentley Little, Lee Thomas, Jack Ketchum, Nate Southard, Wrath James White, Joe R. Lansdale

    About the Collection:

    When it comes to clichés, the horror genre is stuffed so full the seams are breaking. What used to shock and horrify us now only induces disappointment and laughter. So, the only thing to do is embrace the comedy of it all. This collection will tickle your funny bone, then snap it in half and suck out the marrow. If you don’t laugh, you’re probably dead.

     

    I *Heart* Recycling a short story by Lesley Conner   


     
  • Big Book of New Short Horror
    by Mark Souza, Marc Sorondo, Nick Medina, Michael McClung

    About the Collection:

    Embrace the horror with this collection of 58 brand new short stories that celebrate the dark genre.


    Laurel a short story by Lesley Conner  

     
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... (A Collection of Horror Parodies)
    Pill Hill Press

    About the Collection:

    When it comes to clichés, the horror genre is stuffed so full the seams are breaking. What used to shock and horrify us now only induces disappointment and laughter. So, the only thing to do is embrace the comedy of it all. This collection will tickle your funny bone, then snap it in half and suck out the marrow. If you don’t laugh, you’re probably dead.

     

    White Light and Blue Glow a short story by Lesley Conner  

    Story Synopsis:

    Gwen is what you might call a “horror fan”, and she’s more than a little addicted to Facebook games.  Her obsession collides with her reality when Fran Friel’s Facebook zombie shows up at her door with a couple of friends, looking for a snack.

     
  • Ruthless: An Extreme Shock Horror Collection (An Anthology)
    Pill Hill Press

    About the Collection:

    “With Ruthless, Shane McKenzie has proved yet again that politesse is overrated, that it’s not necessary to be smooth and restrained, that sometimes horror needs to be rough and messy…this is the real deal. Hardcore, kick-ass, take-no-prisoners horror. It’s gross, it’s disgusting, it’s rough, it’s raw.”-Bram Stoker award-winner Bentley Little This shocking short story collection includes sick and twisted tales by the following disturbed authors: John McNee, Daniel Fabiani, Lucas Pederson, Danny Hill, Jessy Marie Roberts, Shane McKenzie, Jared Donald Blair, Lesley Conner, David Bernstein, AJ Brown, Tom Olbert, Nate Burleigh, John “Jam” Arthur Miller, Thornton Austen, Aaron J. French, Eric Stoveken, Alec Cizak, D. Krauss and Airika Sneve. With introduction by Bentley Little.

     

    Adaptation a short story by Lesley Conner

    Story Synopsis:

    Becoming a mother would be a nightmare for Thea. It’s something she is not ready for at this point in her life. Unfortunately, when she wakes from her nightmare it doesn’t go away. Instead, it comes after her all the more savagely.

     
  • Dark Tales of Terror
    by Michael Knost

    About the Collection:

    Experience sixteen short stories by Appalachian writers with strong appetites for the macabre. Within these pages lie terrifying ghost tales sure to cause more than a few sleepless nights. Dark Tales of Terror is a gripping anthology-full of Southern fried horror of the first degree-assembled by Bram Stoker Award finalist Michael Knost. Storytellers and contributors include G. Cameron Fuller, Karen L. Newman, Brian J. Hatcher, Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Knost, Lesley Conner, Karin Fuller, Ellen Thompson McCloud, Jude-Marie Green, S. Clayton Rhodes, Robert W. Walker, Eric Fritzius, Ellen Bolt, Jessie Grayson, Miranda Phillips Walker and Jason L. Keene.

     

    Walking the Path a short story by Lesley Conner

    Story Synopsis:

    Being with her Mamaw is heaven for Susan. She gets to be an only child, instead of the oldest of four like she is at home, and she gets to bask in the glow of undivided attention. She would do anything to keep that spotlight, even face the ghost that inhabits the woods by her grandmother’s house.

     
  • Abaculus III
    Leucrota Press

    About the Collection:

    Abaculus III is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror from around the world in 2009.

     

    Deer Illusion a short story by Lesley Conner

    Story Synopsis:

    Being a good person won’t save you.  Actually, sometimes being a good person makes you a target. It made Todd Bibbee a target.  It cost him his life.  But death didn’t make him bitter, it only made him more determined to make sure Jules did the right thing for once in her life, no matter what the consequences.

     
  • Abaculus II (Abaculus Anthologies)
    by Edward McKeown

    About the Collection:

    Abaculus is a collection of the best international science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories of 2008, including authors from all levels of writing and styles.

     

    Maternal Instinct a short story by Lesley Conner

    Story Synopsis:

    Kyle is a single mother who would do anything for her daughter, Rayla.  Even face a hoard of hungry zombies and deny her own impulses for blood.