2016 – A Year of Excitement and Terror

As we say goodbye to 2015, I look back at a year of hard work and the beginnings of great rewards. It has been a year of learning at Dark Chapter Press, without doubt. Largely this was about punching our weight as a small business, and for me personally, learning to punch my weight in terms of what I can reasonably expect to accomplish… Read More 2016 – A Year of Excitement and Terror

DreAdvent Calendar Entry 23: End of the Line, by J.L. Courtney

After the drama of dying, purgatory felt anticlimactic. Long lines, blah scenery, not much to do. Grey, greasy, full of waiting—hell-lite.

At least there’s a coffee shop. Marketing genius, actually. People sit around, twiddle their thumbs. So, Poof. Someone wished a java house into being. Too bad money isn’t worth anything to the dead.… Read More DreAdvent Calendar Entry 23: End of the Line, by J.L. Courtney

DreAdvent Calendar Entry 21: Jingle Hell, by Lorah Blesse

My bullets shred the Christmas decorations, shatter display windows, bring holiday shopping to an abrupt halt. Within minutes, sirens screech through the air as the clock winds down. I fulfilled my destiny and performed the acts required, now my promised paradise awaits. A simple click of my vest and 72 beautiful virgins are mine. SWAT team members appear and return fire. It is time.… Read More DreAdvent Calendar Entry 21: Jingle Hell, by Lorah Blesse

DreAdvent Calendar Entry 20: Creevy’s Trees by Kerry E.B. Black

An underlying stench of decay tickled his senses as Adam set the pine tree’s trunk in the base. I must be imagining things, he thought, as he added water to hydrate the Christmas tree. His children, Bree and Chancey, hopped about with excitement as he set lights atop the prickling branches. “Ouch!” He plunged his thumb into his mouth to keep blood from speckling the carpet.… Read More DreAdvent Calendar Entry 20: Creevy’s Trees by Kerry E.B. Black