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Night of the Loving Dead by Tim Kay

Love means more than ever when it feels like the world is trying to eat us alive.

Death doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world. Zombie’s lives as they’ve known them are over, yet somehow they’re still standing. In the wake of all-consuming tragedy, they stagger forward, hands reaching out for the same people who once gave their lives hope and meaning. They need them. They’re hungry. Unable to use their own brains, . . .

A complete novel.
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Ho Springs by Pamela Redmond Satran

a little spa town near the gates of hell

Set in a fictionalized version of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Ho Springs is the story of a native daughter who returns home after 20 years in Paris to find her family in a shambles, their historic restaurant shuttered, the town itself in chaos. Ho Springs is told from several characters’ viewpoints, including a Parisian teenager and a meth ho, an Evangelical . . .

A complete novel.
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The Pandoran Artifacts by Enrique Bedlam

A collection of short stories about an ancient evil that releases a collection of dark, powerful artifacts unto the world, each designed to bring about the end of humanity.

It all started with a deck of tarot cards from the world beyond given to a man to tempt humanity into their own destruction. Each story there is a new artifact, designed to twist its victim into aiding in the destruction of the world. This is a group of short stories which deal with horror, the unknown and humanities tendency . . .

A collection of stories.
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Jade by aaronsenser

Hard-Boiled Noir Meets C.S. Lewis

It’s a classic tale we’ve all heard before: four children find a magical portal that whisks them away to a fantasy realm beyond their wildest imaginations, like something out of a story. It would almost be fun . . . if everything there wasn’t trying to kill them. But for Detective Rex Jade, it’s just another day at work. Able to cross over . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Gargoyle by Stevebot-7

The cruelest jokes are the ones we tell ourselves.

Years ago the world ended in fire and chaos as society collapsed upon itself, and overall it has been regarded just another bad day. Gargoyle follows a group brought together by a flimsy and unreliable prophecy to save a world where there are no heroes, just survivors. . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.
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flesh phantoms by Alan P. Scott

cynical biped

The stories here are short (some very short) and are mostly sf – that is, speculative fiction: fantasies, myths, science fiction, slipstream . . . all the flavors of fabulation except, I hope, for the mundane. Many were written with the audience of the Usenet newsgroup talk.bizarre in mind, back when text was the thing. —APS . . .

A collection of stories.
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With Drawn by The Keeper

Sometimes the best defense against bullying is to be with drawn.

Being an adolescent with Asperger’s Syndrome would be challenging for anyone, but Jacob Grist has more problems to deal with in his day to day life. Jacob’s father died four years ago, and the man his mother married is even crueler than the bullies that continually target him in school. Jacob’s only solace is his exceptional artistic ability. When he . . .

A complete novel.
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Oktober by Vak Beacon

Oktober is a labyrinthine, psychological road novel that blurs the line betweens reality and fantasy. Each chapter is divided into four sections, each of the sections is a journal entry written by one of the main characters. Thus, each chapter is told four times over, from each character’s point of view. The characters openly invite the readers into their minds, . . .

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Train Wreck: The Wrath of Mom by jeanne

Mom needs to die - who'll get to it first?

A frantic scramble to kill their mother drives four grownup siblings crazy. A dysfunctional family that puts yours to shame. Let your mom read it if she complains that you don’t treat her right. . . .

A complete novel.
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Worris Smelton by D.D.

The misadventures of a sleazy, formerly rich protagonist trying to regain the wealthy status he once had. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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The Best Short Stories of Cliff Burns (1985-2009) by Cliff Burns

A selection of the best short fiction by Canadian cult writer, Cliff Burns

I have well over 100 published short stories to my credit and you can also toss in appearances in fifteen major anthologies around the world (including a number of “Best Of . . . ” volumes). I love the short story format and coming back to it this summer after spending the four years previous working on my “Ilium” novel cycle was exciting and . . .

A collection of stories.
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Night Switch by Flak

"From the darkness in my heart, a violent awakening!"

Joe works the night shift at a government train corporation in New York. Jason monitors surveillance cameras in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Department of Homeland Security. The thing connecting them? The subject of Joe’s adoration and Jason’s surveillance: a college student whose casual purchase of a book from craigslist becomes the catalyst for an insane adventure across . . .

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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF CLIFF BURNS (1985-2009)

"The Literary Equivalent of Far Side Cartoons"

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 7, 2010: My favourite story in this collection "Printed Matter" has a distinctive format: it takes the form of a series of letters from a recluse to the editor of his favourite mail order book company – and with each letter it becomes more and more apparent that at least one of them is very, very, scarily sick! You really wonder where this one is going as you read it! Brilliant – he gets the tone of the letters just right, to the typo.

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NIGHT OF THE LOVING DEAD

The Jamie Oliver of Zombies

By MJones, member

Jan 2, 2011: It’s not every day you stumble upon a zombie love story that contains a zombified chef who considers himself the Jamie Oliver of the living dead. Kaveh, an immigrant from Iran, is doing his best to open up a Persian restaurant that is reflective of his culture. Unfortunately, during his effort to get a loan for his new restaurant, his dreams are crushed by a sudden horde of zombies who lay siege to the bank. He is bitten, and fatally infected, but before the disease fully takes hold of him [more . . .]

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