As Prometheus stole fire from the gods of Olympus, and as Jacob wrestled with the angel for a blessing, We take hidden things and bring them to light. We wrestle with our muses for stories to entertain you.
Join us again for our second launch into the unknown. Should we go up, do we dare, or should we stay on familiar ground and twist it up a little? Should we go down? We assure you that things found below will be explored!
Halloween means many things to different people, but for us, it’s just another day at the office. Oh, you will find Ghosts, Demons, Zombies, and plenty of Horror. You will even encounter Fae Folk, Magic, Royalty, and extraordinary people who live with Dragons. Are dragons a threat or allies? Explore 4 stories containing these mythical creatures.
Nothing, however, is ‘just this’ or ‘just that’. Let us surprise you! Do you feel like Science Fiction, oh, yes, it’s here. How about Free Verse? There’s just enough to tickle your curiosity.
Added to our cauldron is another guest you might know. Rose Blackthorn has a surprise for you. Oh, don’t worry, her claws are no sharper than usual.
It is an honor to let you in.
If, perhaps, you should get lost, remember, it is ‘just’ a book.
About the Authors
Richard Alan always had a vivid imagination. He has treated life as a great adventure guided by curiosity, and boldness. He learned from his experiences, which included many mistakes. With a strong mind and a sensitive heart, he has dedicated himself to being an eternal student, and natural sage and counselor to others.
His path began in 1953 and intersected with the rapidly changing world and many monumental events. He traversed the world of music, which included the rock revolution. His talent for writing began with lyrics at the age of seven, shortly after teaching himself to play the guitar. He became a singer/songwriter as the leader of several stylized bands and as a soloist. The majority of his music was written and performed for nonprofit causes. This led him to journalism and poetry that spoke their sentiments. He shocked his creative writing teachers when he journeyed on the dark side, which he still enjoys.
His short stories were first seen in magazines and are now being collected for indie publishing. When his wife became pregnant, he began writing children’s stories and a young fantasy. Screenwriting for The Twilight Zone expressed his spooky side in the late 1980s.
After he adjusted to permanent disability through the 90s, he returned to writing fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, horror, humor, creative nonfiction, romance, suspense, dystopian and adventure. He is not restricted to these genres as he enjoys a challenge, always with success and awaiting publication. Curiosity still drives him. What’s next? We’ll see.
Rose Blackthorn writes speculative fiction from the high mountain desert of eastern Utah.
She has published numerous short stories which have appeared in such places as Stupefying Stories, Necon E-books, Interstellar Fiction, BuzzyMag, Siren’s Call and Massacre Magazine. She has also appeared in many anthologies including The Ghost IS the Machine and Fear the Abyss by Post Mortem Press, Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar by HorrorWorld, Equilibrium Overturned by Grey Matter Press, Wrapped in Black by Sekhmet Press, and Twice Upon a Time by The Bearded Scribe Press.
Her poetry has appeared in Jamais Vu, Eldritch Press Online, HWA Horror Poetry Showcase, and Widowmakers. She has also released a poetry collection Thorns, Hearts and Thistles through Eldritch Press. She is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association, and more information can be found at: