It’s felt like it’s been a slow year on the fiction side of things for me – mostly because it has. I’ve decided to produce fewer short stories and focus on the novel that’s been burning inside. While the overall edit of the novel is sitting at around 70% complete, I still have some other good news: my short story “Vices” has been published in Sirens Call Publications’ Monster Brawl! anthology.
“Vices” is slightly different to what you’ve come to expect from me, and I’d term it more as urban fantasy/action than horror or anything like that. Also, it marks the first entry in my new Ratverse. What’s this, you may ask? More news on this in the future. But it’s something weird that’s been in my head since 2015.
So, without further ado, here’s a brief description of what Monster Brawl! is all about and all the other purchase details:
For this book, we collected stories of monsters doing epic battle with other monsters! The beasts could be classical by design with a unique twist, or they could be spawned straight from the author’s imagination. The only rule: there must be a clear-cut winner at the end of each story; one of the creatures had to die!
Market Forces — Ben Howels
The Imp, the Gadfly, and the Hourglass — Joshua Skye
The Matriarch — Mya Lairis
Monster Milk — Hunter Shea
To Fight By the Light of the Silvery Moon — Scott Harper
Vices — Sergio Pereira
Altered Beasts — Jennifer L. Barnes
Save It for the Cameras — T.R. North
Whoever Fights Monsters… — Patrick Loveland
Below the Surface — Chad A. Clark
The Rift Ripper — Kevin Holton
Kingdom of the Spiders — Paul M. Feeney
Monster Brawl! is available on:
If you decide to pick it up, let me know what you think of it. All trolls are welcome, too.