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A Teddy Bear Tale

‘In this room you will find a small wooden shelf at the head of the bed, and on this shelf is a set of books, an alarm clock, and sometimes a small collection of loose change. This is where the most faithful of friends sits day after day, night after night, unmoving though a little dusty and threadbare. He wears a red stocking cap and has amber eyes yet he never blinks, and a smiley mouth yet he never talks. His honey fur once fluffy and soft is worn with age; if you look closely enough, you can see a little white stuffing poking out the side of his portly belly. It never stopped him from giving unconditional hugs and he never once wavered in his love for his boy.’

Did you know Teddy Bears perform a secret duty a task that is the most important and most sacred one in the whole world? ...

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A butcher, a baker, a comic book maker, a cop, a nurse, and a ghoul.

The dead are coming back.

Ten naked people walk from a cemetery into artist Sean Casey’s backyard: ten Spore People who used to be dead. One, Mindy, stays with Sean while trying to reclaim her life, but her ex would rather she return to her grave.

As the Spore fungus spreads, so does the fear. When mutilated children match Sean’s nightmares, he realizes his own worst terror may be closer than he thinks.

I was fortunate to have come across this book recently at a horror convention.  On the first read of the description, it will sound like something that has recently been done to death.  This could be The Resurrected, it could be, The Returned, or Les Revenants, but it’s not...

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Leave Them Laughing

“Leave Them Laughing” is a selection of 17 short horror and suspense stories that range from the everyday to the supernatural. The common theme is laughter, but laughter can result from madness and pain as well as joy.  Each story stands on its own, although some are pieces of a larger yet incomplete whole. Some are brief studies of disturbed individuals, while others are narratives of harrowing experiences and grisly discoveries.

This book is the debut of a promising young author full of amazing potential.  The first story sets the tone for the anthology where we see a pair of teenagers attempting to raise a demon in what else?  The body of  a clown.  The end of the story I’ll leave for you to discover, but its every bit as macabre as it is amusing...

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