‘NetNet: horror shorts, yeti, retro Halloween TV, costumes, and another true ghost story.

There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.


Hunter Shea has released a collection of short stories called Asylum Scrawls. From now through Halloween, it’s available as an ebook, for only $.99. That’s a pretty spiffy treat for your Halloween loot bag. Pop over to his blog to read some story descriptions.

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99 cents, thru Halloween.


In the wake of the news about my favorite Bigfoot guy, I want to share this piece, by Martin L. Clemens of  Paranormal People: So the Yeti is a Polar Bear? I’m unconvinced.



So who’s giving American Horror Story: Coven a shot this season? Mrs. Horror Boom has Ten Things We Learned From American Horror Story Coven’s Premiere, “Bitchcraft” (SPOILERS Included)! No one in my household likes the show, so it’s nice to read what someone thinks of it so far.

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Often, stalking following you guys leads me to new haunts. This week, Tim Prasil wrote a piece about the Stickney Mansion for a site called Mysterious Heartland: A Celebration of Midwestern Curiosities. I foresee me spending some time there, browsing the archives.

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Michael Thomas-Knight, of Parlor of Horror, brings news of an epic horror anthology:

“From one hundred of the world’s finest storytellers of the macabre comes an epic anthology of short form terror fiction that will frighten, disturb and delight the reader.”

book 100 doors to madness

Only $3.87 (Kindle) | $12.31 (Paperback)!

And his name is on the cover! Nice.


Markmc of Lasers, Monsters and Barbarians Oh, My! has been giving synopses of the Halloween episodes of the TV shows many of us grew up with. As soon as I start reading, I am returned to those cozy, after-school afternoons of my childhood. Pure, sweet nostalgia.

Gilligan’s IslandThe Dukes of HazzardThe Brady BunchThe Andy Griffith ShowLaverne and Shirley



Another true ghost story – written beautifully – comes from Randall Keller, at The Voices.  Read Just Around the Corner.

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And news of ANOTHER collection of horror shorts comes from Kevin A. Ranson:  The Best of The Horror Society 2013. Kevin’s been published alongside Mort Castle. Not too shabby.

book cover best of horror society 2013

Debbie Morrow, at Frugal Frights and Delights, brings us a list of cool and unusual costumes. I’m thinking the one pictured below would make me popular at a party.






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