The Eye of Mammut

The Eye of Mammut

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

As spirit man, Aruk has been called upon to use his gifts to solve many problems. With guidance from the ancestors and the spirit world he has great wisdom and gives good advice.But the first true crime his tribe has ever encountered will put him -- put them all -- to the test.Without the power of the world's five elemental crystals, the world of Vida will fall into darkness. Only the prophecy of the Light Bringer can restore peace to Vida.In this first novelette of a five part series, Regina Lepue finds herself taken hostage by a nameless vandal, who claims the world's Crystals of Balance are in peril. Can she believe this ruthless killer, or is there something deeper to his story?
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Megan's Wish

Megan's Wish

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

A sweet little girl.A bullying big brother.A creepy old well.Beware of what you wish for.Get ready for engaging, and oddly humorous content in this month’s edition. Alessandro Cusimano and Jerry Williams will kick off this issue with speculative poetry that may disturb the deeper you wish to analyze. Then we present Richard Lee Landridge’s The Missing Limb, an excellent story of a horrific haunting that doesn’t rely on ghost and spirits, but rather the mind and body split in relation to a known medical phenomenon known as phantom limbs. After surviving a horrific night a slave to your own body’s sinister unconscious intentions, take a break from the bloodletting with Every Twenty-two Days. It’s a slightly dark tale with a hint of erotica with a man cursed to live in torment, denied of freedom and bliss until he can find that certain lay.
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Nine Jaguar-Feather

Nine Jaguar-Feather

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

In the sacred city of Axcanan, the time of the Chosen has come again.The sky-god and the goddess of the dark night waters require sacrifices.For Clever Sun-Fox and his twin sister, Red Flower Hummingbird, it is an honor.For Ulli, twinless slave to the temple priest, it is a terrible duty that will reveal a more terrible truth.Ten years ago two children went missing and were presumed to be victims of a satanic ritual. Police charged the antisocial brother of one of the victims with the crime, but the real culprit's still on the loose. The approaching anniversary prompts the killer to strike again, but there's a private investigator who's beginning to ask the right questions about what happened a decade earlier. The killer discovers that he's being hunted, and decides to do whatever it takes to stay hidden. Lincoln Pierce always wanted to be a private detective, but his life didn't end up the way he expected. His daughter's debilitating disease forced him to make some questionable decisions, and he's been paying for them ever since. He's determined to make the most of a bad situation, and has started looking into a case that could change his entire career, if he doesn't get killed in the process.
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For The Best

For The Best

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

Paige and Daniel's new apartment seems too good to be true. A great place for a young couple with a baby on the way. Spacious, good location, fireplace, appliances, and such reasonable rent! What could be the catch?It isn't like it's close to the asylum -- well not that close.And it isn't like it's built on an old burial ground -- not an official one, anyway.Okay, so, maybe there was a secrePaige and Daniel's new apartment seems too good to be true. A great place for a young couple with a baby on the way. Spacious, good location, fireplace, appliances, and such reasonable rent! What could be the catch?It isn't like it's close to the asylum -- well not that close.And it isn't like it's built on an old burial ground -- not an official one, anyway.Okay, so, maybe there was a secret potter's field where they'd bury the lunatics, but that was ages ago.After all, the rent's so reasonable!
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Endless Miles

Endless Miles

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

"How can a guy have driven a hundred thousand miles by the time he turns twenty-one, and never leave the same town?"T.J. Lawton keeps asking himself that question until one desert night when everything changes.Peter Claydon is an R.A.F pilot during The Battle of Britain. Fate leads him on a mission to pursue a traitor in occupied France.
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A Hurt Too Deep

A Hurt Too Deep

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

Steffa thought that by moving across the country and changing her name, she could start a new life free of the stifling old-money and high-society obligations of Hartford Cove.She should have known better. Her ex-mother-in-law doesn't give up that easily. When Virginia Vandermere wants something, there's no distance too far, no lengths too extreme, and no hurt too deep.Steffa thought that by moving across the country and changing her name, she could start a new life free of the stifling old-money and high-society obligations of Hardford Cove.She should have known better. Her ex-mother-in-law doesn't give up that easily. When Virginia Vandermere wants something, there's no distance too far, no lengths too extreme, and no hurt too deep.
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Spermjackers From Hell

Spermjackers From Hell

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

Let’s summon a succubus, they said. It’ll be fun, they said…I have some friends and we had a crazy idea: let’s summon a demon. Not just any demon but a sexy devil chick that will do anything we want—even butt stuff. It’ll be easy. It’s not like it’s going to work. Monsters aren’t real.We were wrong. Really fucking wrong.The demon is not what we thought and it’s making horrible things happen. People are cutting into each other's junk, some guy is fucking his dog, and sex slugs from Hell are raping us and stealing our semen in order to build a goddamn hive!We didn’t mean for any of this. But we’re gonna fix it... Just after a few more beers and bong hits.From Christine Morgan, author of Mythic Lust: the Minotaur, and The Raven’s Table: Viking Stories, comes a sleazy and deviant satire about sex, occultism, and nerd culture.
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The Raven's Table

The Raven's Table

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

Listen… The furious clangor of battle. The harrowing singing of steel. The desperate cries of wounded animals. The gasps of bleeding, dying men. The slow, deep breathing of terrible things—trolls, giants, draugr—waiting in the darkness. The wolf’s wind howling, stalking like death itself. The carrion-crows, avaricious and impatient, circling the battle-ground, the Raven’s Table. Listen… The skald’s voice, low, canting, weaving tales of fate and heroism, battle and revelry. Of gods and monsters, and of the women and men that stand against them. Of stormy Scandinavian skies and settlements upon strange continents. Of mead-hall victories, funeral pyres, dragon-prowed ships, and gold-laden tombs. Of Ragnarok. Of Valhalla. For a decade, author Christine Morgan’s Viking stories have delighted readers and critics alike, standing apart from the anthologies they appeared in. Now, Word Horde brings you The Raven’s Table, the first-ever collection of Christine Morgan’s Vikings, from “The Barrow-Maid” to “Aerkheim’s Horror” and beyond. These tales of adventure, fantasy, and horror will rouse your inner Viking.
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The Raven's Table: Viking Stories

The Raven's Table: Viking Stories

Christine Morgan

Horror / Bizarro Fiction

Listen… The furious clangor of battle. The harrowing singing of steel. The desperate cries of wounded animals. The gasps of bleeding, dying men. The slow, deep breathing of terrible things—trolls, giants, draugr—waiting in the darkness. The wolf’s wind howling, stalking like death itself. The carrion-crows, avaricious and impatient, circling the battle-ground, the Raven’s Table. Listen… The skald’s voice, low, canting, weaving tales of fate and heroism, battle and revelry. Of gods and monsters, and of the women and men that stand against them. Of stormy Scandinavian skies and settlements upon strange continents. Of mead-hall victories, funeral pyres, dragon-prowed ships, and gold-laden tombs. Of Ragnarok. Of Valhalla. For a decade, author Christine Morgan’s Viking stories have delighted readers and critics alike, standing apart from the anthologies they appeared in. Now, Word Horde brings you The Raven’s Table, the first-ever collection of Christine Morgan’s Vikings, from “The Barrow-Maid” to “Aerkheim’s Horror” and beyond. These tales of adventure, fantasy, and horror will rouse your inner Viking.
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