When meth-addled cultists begin leaving half-made girls hanging in Pitchfork County, only the Night Marshal and his strange family can stop the coming storm of evil. . . .
Austin Jones, a budding medium, flees from his home in Havenwood, PA in the year 1999. He is running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard, follows him. In the fall of 2000, Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, . . .
In the pre-dawn hours on a Saturday morning, something malevolent has awoken, striking fear and terror into unsuspecting citizens all throughout North East Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones—all at random—transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within . . .
A collection of short stories and flash fiction. The stories tend to be dark, a blend of fantasy and horror. Topics include withered queens, tardy angels, and crawling things. . . .
Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .
MATERIAL THINGS, the short fiction blog of Kody Boye, chronicles his writing career from its beginnings in 2007 and features complete works of short fiction. Ranging from horror, to magic realism, to dark fantasy, thrillers, to even contemporary coming-of-age and dark romantic fiction, the blog promises to provide bold new ideas that think outside the box. . . .
Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .
I never intended this story to be written, let alone shared on the internet. It was my friend Wally Sharpe who eventually convinced me otherwise. Relentless as always in pursuit of an idea, he argued that not only should I set the record straight about the events of twelve years ago, but that what happened to me was of deep . . .
As any well weathered traveler will tell you, it’s usually best to abide by the rules of the places you find yourself in. But when the first rule is that no one still alive should be there, abandoning all hope may be the least of your concerns. When eleven year old Millie finds herself stepping through the dark and . . .
Ben Carter, pet care specialist, was hired to walk a Shiba Inu named Toby. Unbeknownst to Ben, Toby was no ordinary dog but an “inugami” – an immortal demon born in feudal Japan and bred for only one purpose: murder. Bonded by the power of the Kakawari, their wounds are shared, their fates intertwined. A great darkness has been unleashed . . .
Rachel leads two lives—the one where she works in a café and gossips with her best friend Lucy, and the one where she’s a fervent animal activist, risking arrest with every new facility she breaks into. There’s something different about this job, though, something that doesn’t quite add up, but when Lucy goes missing, Rachel has more than enough to . . .
Alexis is a girl at the height of her high school career, a social butterfly with no shortage of friends, popularity, or things to do on the weekends. Until she falls victim to a vicious attack, and is brought to the brink of death. She survives, but it soon becomes clear that she cannot return to the same life she . . .
When the first night falls, the world is left crippled and depleted. During the days, the rapists, murderers, and psychopaths prosper; but during the night the horror returns. Now the survivors must find safety and make sense of what’s happened to the world. Each day is another struggle for survival. How long can the survivors outrun the things of the . . .
Sep 13, 2008: With all of Glory’s internal griping about how she’s the black sheep of the family and the outcast at school, I was half-expecting something Carrie-esque, especially with the whole date thing. At least I got the blood making an appearance right.
Horror is very hard to write. The foreshadowing has to be just enough that it’s only obvious after the fact. Subtlety is key but this story just doesn’t have it. It’s written like some cheesy horror movie would set up—way [more . . .]
Jun 30, 2015: The Sick Land is a story that grips you, and doesn’t let go until the end. It creeps you out to the point you don’t want to click the "next chapter" button, but you do anyways out of morbid curiosity. And then you regret it. Not because it’s bad, but because the next chapter is even creepier than the first.
And that is what makes The Sick Land great horror. It makes you want to turn in fear, but you’re so [more . . .]