It’s Over is the first in a trilogy of movie tie-ins written by Caleb Straus and adapted by horror author C. Dennis Moore (the Angel Hill novels, and the Monsters of Green Lake series).
It’s the beginning of the end, and the people of earth have no idea what’s coming their way. The devil has been planning this since his days in the Garden of Eden. Finally, his plans are coming to fruition. What he hadn’t counted on, though, was the free will his mortal pawns were given. And they’re not going to go so gently.
It’s Over sets the stage for an apocalypse like you’ve never seen before.
Five Fictions is a sampler of short stories from horror author C. Dennis Moore’s various collections, Terrible Thrills, Icons to Ashes, Dancing On a Razorblade, The Dichotomy of Monsters, and What the Blind Man Saw.
The stories in this book run the gamut from mythological gods plotting against humanity to answering the question of what those noises your house makes might really be all about, and finishing up with a story about a young girl whose secrets are about to be revealed when her parents abandon her to the care of a shiftless cousin.
Five Fictions is a collection of Moore’s most popular short stories and a great introduction to the author Kealan Patrick-Burke once called “one of the suspense genres best-kept secrets.”
Ten Writing Prompts that Work (and the stories to prove it)
10 Writing Prompts That Work (and the stories to prove it) is an excellent way to jumpstart that new novel or short story, with inventive prompts that do more than just give you a fun writing exercise. The prompts in this book will actually help you write a publishable story--and to prove it, each prompt is backed up by a short story that was written using it.
Angel Hill is not a place to be taken lightly. For many, it's the sort of town you escape from, not one you move into. And those who do often find the ghosts of their past have a way of following them. When Todd Morgan finally moved out on his own, the last thing he expected was the feeling of isolation that came with breaking his leg in a new town, far from his home. That feeling only got worse when the man in the window showed up, a small somehow familiar man who did nothing, just stood there and stared at him. The worst part is Todd's the only one who can see him. But this is no imaginary playmate. The man in the window brings with him memories Todd buried years ago, and once they've woken, he'll have to make a trip back home to revisit the worst day of his life.
Curt wakes up in the middle of the night with no idea how he got to the cemetery, no idea who the naked, sexless person he finds in there with him is, or why it's suddenly two months later. And things just get crazy from there.
After a bitter breakup, Tom is trying to start over, this time on his own. Except the house he's moved into isn't exactly empty. This standalone short story is set after the events of my best-selling novel THE THIRD FLOOR, and sets up the events of the upcoming sequel.
David Reed is struggling. He’s working two jobs to make ends meet, trying not to resent the fact his wife makes so much more than he does, and to top it all off, he’s just totaled his car after swerving to avoid hitting a very large animal in the middle of the road.
His wife and friends think it was a bear, but David suspects the thing’s origins might not be so simple, and that it might be connected with the traveling carnival that’s recently come to town.
He thinks he just needs to hold out until the end of the week when the carnival moves on, but that might be easier said than done; every night, he senses the thing outside, getting closer and closer. He fears soon he’ll hear its claws scratching at the back door, trying to get in.