Do the Dead Dream?

Posted: 12/01/2011 in Books, Fiction, Horror, Writing
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Or more properly, do the undead dream?  What horrors lurk in the quiescent minds of the walking dead, or of the writers who breathe life into those decaying corpses shambling about, stinking of the grave and hungering for the taste of human flesh? 

Just in time for the holidays, Dark Moon Books has released Frightmares: A Fistful of Flash Fiction Horror, an anthology of “delightfully squeamish short fiction” which offers a glimpse into a nightmare world of the undead and other denizens of the dark. 

I am especially excited about the release of Frightmares, as it includes Dead Reckoning, my first published flash fiction piece.  Now I can cross that off my bucket list.  Or maybe it should have been on my undead bucket list?

I’ve nearly finished reading my copy of Frightmares, and if you are hungry for a grim and glorious collection of bite-sized and easily digestible (mmmmm, braaaaiiinnnssss) tales of the macabre and horrific, this is the book for you.  It weighs in at a hefty 258 pages – all of which makes you shudder – then eagerly turn to the next one.

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Comments
  1. Congratulations on having a piece included in the book! I might just have to put it on my Christmas list – I can’t imagine a better use for Christmas afternoon than reading tales from the undead.

    • blackalchemy says:

      Thank you, me too! Since the weather has been turning colder and the trees are spooky and barren, it is a treat to turn the lights down low and curl up in a blanket with a book full of creepy stories – sometimes short stories are absloutely perfect for a quick horror fix! 🙂

  2. Dave Farmer says:

    Well done on having your piece published! You pose an interesting question too. Maybe the undead do indeed sleep, just because they’re not alive doesn’t mean they can’t sleep does it?

    • blackalchemy says:

      Thank you, Dave, I am pretty thrilled about FrightMares! I’ve been wondering a lot about what might be going on with our undead friends cognitively – who knows, there must be some basal brain functioning going on, otherwise why would a headshot put ’em down? 🙂

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