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The Container of Sorrows

THE CONTAINER OF SORROWS by Pen of the Damned’s Mercedes M. Yardley

There was a girl. She sat at a white desk in a white room with her hands folded neatly in her lap.

Peter stood before her with his pockets turned out.

“I don’t have anything to give you,” he said. He spoke very quietly. Shame does that.

She didn’t move, but he thought she shook her head.

“I don’t need anything like that,” she told him. “I do not desire your buttons or baubles, although I am sure that they are quite lovely.”

He thought she smiled, but she did not actually do that, either.

“I don’t understand,” he confessed. He shifted from foot to foot. She really did smile then, but only in her eyes. He bit his lip and continued. “I thought…that you wanted something from me. In exchange for your help.”

“Oh, but I do.” Her skin was white, and her hair even whiter, but only…

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A Damned Take on Women in #Horror #Films: Natasha Henstridge @WiHMonth @Sotet_Angyal @AuthorMarkStein @PenoftheDamned #WiHM8

A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films – Day 27 Mark Steinwachs

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A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films
The Guy’s Point of View!

In honor of Women in Horror Month 2017, I asked six male horror writers for their top-five favorite horror films staring strong leading ladies and why they loved them so much. So, without further ado…

Day 27 – Mark Steinwachs:

Species
Leading Lady: Natasha Henstridge

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Synopsis:

A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

Mark’s opinion:

“This movie has an interesting twist – the main character is not the heroine of the film, which is a nice change of pace. Sil (played by Natasha Henstridge) is created in a lab after scientists receive messages from an alien species. After they realize Sil is dangerous, they try to kill her, but of course she escapes. Sil is on Earth to breed so her species can populate the…

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A Damned Take on Women in #Horror #Films: Emmanuelle Escourrou @WiHMonth @Sotet_Angyal @LeeAndrewForman @PenoftheDamned #WiHM8

A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films – Day 26 Lee A. Forman

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A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films
The Guy’s Point of View!

In honor of Women in Horror Month 2017, I asked six male horror writers for their top-five favorite horror films staring strong leading ladies and why they loved them so much. So, without further ado…

Day 26 – Lee A. Forman:

Baby Blood
Leading Lady: Emmanuelle Escourrou

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Synopsis:

When a strange creature crawls into a woman’s uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her.

Lee’s opinion:

“The creature in Baby Blood and the way its relationship evolves with its unwilling surrogate mother (Emmanuelle Escourrou) enthralled me when I first saw this gem. It begins as an invasive entity making its home inside her womb and progresses to become almost symbiotic, building an unusual bond with Yanka, the main character. And although the creature is almost never seen, its voice alone is…

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A Damned Take on Women in #Horror #Films: Ruth Bradley @WiHMonth @Sotet_Angyal @DemonAuthor @PenoftheDamned #WiHM8

A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films – Day 25 Dan Dillard

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A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films
The Guy’s Point of View!

In honor of Women in Horror Month 2017, I asked six male horror writers for their top-five favorite horror films staring strong leading ladies and why they loved them so much. So, without further ado…

Day 25 – Dan Dillard:

In Her Skin
Leading Lady: Ruth Bradley

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Synopsis:

The desire for a new life turns a jealous obsession into a disturbing game of identity theft in this terrifying psychological thriller based on a true story. Homely loner Caroline (Ruth Bradley) longs to escape her tormented adolescence and finds a way by living vicariously through popular girl Rachel (Kate Bell), who seemingly has it all. But Caroline s longing to be someone else soon transforms her hope of breaking free of her own life into a twisted need to replace it with Rachel s. Sam Neill, Guy Pearce, and Miranda…

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RELEASE: The Sirens Call – Issue 31 ‘5th Annual Women in Horror Edition’ | #Horror #WiHM8

The Sirens Call eZine Issue #31 ‘5th Annual Women in Horror Edition’ is now available for FREE

The Sirens Song

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of

The Sirens Call

Our 31st issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 181 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry written by women celebrating Women in Horror Month. It also contains artwork by, and an interview with, Emerian Rich, as well as an interview with Su Haddrell, author of Bodies

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

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Instant Carnage – JUST ADD WATER

Hunter Shea’s JUST ADD WATER is now available for pre-order!

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Gather round, Hellions, I have a special bit of insanity to share. You can now pre-order my upcoming novella, JUST ADD WATER, coming out with Lyrical Press in June. It’s the first in a trilogy of connected novellas coming out this summer called the Money Back Guarantee series. They’re all set in the late 1970s/early 1980s and center around the amazing crap you used to be able to buy from comic books. If you grew up in that era, odds are you conned your parents into buying one of these awful ripoffs.

just-add-waterGROW AMAZING LIVE SEA SERPENTS!

It’s fun! It’s easy! They only cost a measly dollar. Just clip out the ad in your comic book. Then ask Mom to mail it in. A few weeks later, receive a packet of instant Sea Serpent dust. Then:

Just add water . . . and watch them grow!

WHAT COULD GO…

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Talking about the Jersey Devil on Jim Harold’s Cryptid Report

Hunter Shea is talking about the Jersey Devil on Jim Harold’s Cryptid Report

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I can’t even express how exciting it was to be featured on Jim Harold’s Cryptid Report. He has the world’s #1 paranormal podcast, featuring the brightest stars in the fields of the paranormal, UFOs and cryptozoology. And here I come, interloping on greatness. 🙂

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We sat back and talked about The Jersey Devil. Is it real? Where did it come from? Where is it today? And what else is lurking in the dense, remote Pine Barrens? Click here to listen to the interview and find out…

And you can still grab a copy of The Jersey Devil for only 99 cents. Offer ends March 1st.

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