The fourth volume of short stories by C.M. Saunders features ten slices of horror and dark fiction taken from the pages of Liquid Imagination, Feverish Fiction, The Horror Tree and several anthologies including Terrors Unimagined and Monsters Among Us. Also includes extensive notes and original artwork by Greg Chapman.
Meet the old man with a dark secret under attack from ghosts, the city worker who comes face-to-face with himself, the teenager who learns that love really can conquer all, the commuter who takes a train into the past, and many more.
Table of Contents:
Band of Souls
As the Crow Flies
Jumping at Shadows
Vicar on the Underground
The Past Entombed
The complete published short fiction of dark fiction writer C.M. Saunders taken from the pages of Raw Nerve, Roadworks, Dark Valentine, Fantastic Horror, Siren’s Call, Screams of Terror, Gore magazine, the Literary Hatchet and many more magazines, ezines and anthologies in one bumper volume.
Includes everything from the first three X collections of short fiction, the stand-alone Human Waste, plus two bonus stories exclusive to this collection.
The third collection of fiction by C.M. Saunders featuring revised versions of stories taken from the pages of The Literary Hatchet, Siren’s Call, Morpheus Tales, Gore Magazine, Indie Writer’s Review and several anthologies. Also includes two previously unpublished stories, extensive notes, and exclusive artwork by the award-winning Greg Chapman.
Meet the airline passenger who makes an alarming discovery, the boy who takes on an evil troll, an ageing couple facing the apocalypse, a jaded music hack on the trail of the Next Big Thing, the gambler taking one last spin, and many more.
Introduction: The Final Curtain
‘Til Death do us Part
The Delectable Hearts
The Answer in Darkness
What Happened to Huw Silverthorne
What Happened Next
The Elementals & I
A trio of deliciously terrifying tales from the pen of C.M. Saunders, author of Sker House, Out of Time, No Man’s Land: Horror in the Trenches, and contributor to over 30 international dark fiction magazines, ezines and anthologies.
The Devil & Jim Rosenthal: A new parent gets much more than he bargained for.
Date Night: A man’s wife visits the bathroom in a fancy restaurant, and doesn’t come back out.
The Delectable Hearts: A jaded music journalist goes in search of The Next Big Thing. Unfortunately for him, he just may have found it.
Bonus Content: Author’s afterword, extract from the novella No Man’s Land: Horror in the Trenches.
The sequel to 2014’s successful X: A Collection of Horror features ten more slices of dark fiction from the blood-soaked pages of Fantastic Horror, Unspoken Water, Dark Valentine and several anthologies. Also includes two previously unpublished stories, extensive notes, and original artwork by Greg Chapman.
Meet the teacher who sees dead pupils, the ambulance crew who pick up a casualty who won’t die, and the childhood friends who spend the night in a haunted pub. Along the way you can meet a man who refuses to accept his wife’s death and goes to extreme lengths to keep the flame of love alive, the boy who just likes to watch you sleep, and maybe even pay a visit to an antique shop with a deadly secret. If you dare.
WARNING: Graphic Content
Little Dead Girl
The Night Visitor
Hero of the Day
Tiny Little Vampires (Flash Version)
This is what happens when you ‘wake up’ inside a dream, when the urban myth you heard turns out to be so much more, and when that hottie you pick up in a bar springs a terrible surprise. But what do you do when your wife gives birth to something not entirely human? When your past discretions come back to haunt you? Or when a serial killer moves in next door?
The first collection of horror and dark fiction from the critically acclaimed writer C.M. Saunders, including three previously unpublished stories, plus an introduction and extensive notes. Also features exclusive artwork by Greg Chapman.
WARNING: Adult Material.
Introduction: That’s Entertainment
A Thin Disguise
A Hell of my Own Creation
The Awful Truth
Fame / Infamy: A Deconstruction
Another False Dawn
The Night Everything Changed
The Devil & Jim Rosenthal