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A MIND FULL
J R Billingsley
A young boy, kidnapped, only to be returned, talking of aliens. A witch destroys a cult and a coven in a quest for ultimate power. A witchdoctor unleashes zombies on a planned neighborhood in Miami. A mysterious unnamed man in a suit may be more than he seems. A murdered Chicago detective needs help discovering who killed him.
In A Mind Full of Scorpions, book one of the Eyes-Only trilogy, former FBI agent Adam Richardson has had his mind broken after a violent end to a haunting case. Diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, Adam moves back home to Northwest Arkansas under the care of his younger brother. As Adam settles in, he begins to suspect that some of the things he sees are real. Like the Shimmers, the princes of Hell who embody the seven deadly sins. When Adam’s former partner comes asking for assistance hunting down the paranormal, a new danger rears its head. Now Adam must find a way to stop the forces aligning against him and his friends as he struggles to quiet the voices in his head once and for all.
Cover by Collin Williamson
Edited by Karen Hough of Karen Hough Writes
TALES OF SLEY HOUSE 2021
Ed. by K.A. Hough, T. Williamson
Tales of Sley House 2021-- In this contemporary anthology of short fiction, the newest writers of genre fiction present stories that will make the reader cower in terror, awe in fascination, and ponder in wonder.
Edited by K.A. Hough & Trevor Williamson
K A HOUGH
"There is no going back."
Fifteen years ago, Sarah was a biology student with a lot of potential. Since then, she's been drifting from city to city, leaving behind friends and family to follow her ambitious husband as he rises to the top of his biology field.
"We're going to Mars."
As she packs up to follow him again, this time on a one-way mission to join the growing colony on Mars, Sarah struggles with the choices she has made in her past and knows she must decide what she really wants. When an unknown threat jeopardizes not only the people aboard the shuttle, but the very viability of the Mars program, will Sarah find the strength to finally be true to herself, or will she lose everything ... again?
From his stories focusing on ghosts and the southern gothic, to his one-act plays that delve into the minds of his characters, to his poetry, Curtis Harrell’s eclectic style runs the spectrum of human emotion.
Curtis Harrell was born in Dyersburg, TN and grew up there, Ohio, and Connecticut. After graduating high school, he attended college at Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas. He published his first poem in 1979 and has been steadily placing poems, plays, and stories in journals and magazines since then, with the poem, “Insurance Trilogy,” being nominated for inclusion in the Pushcart Anthology. This book represents a selection collected over the past thirty years. In addition to writing, Curtis is an accomplished instrument builder—some of his banjos are owned and played by internationally recognized players—as well as a retired English professor. Curtis currently lives with his wife, Vicki, outside of Rogers, AR and enjoys the company of his four grandchildren who live close by. Releases: JULY 1ST, 2022
The umpteenth millennial celestial changeover is forthcoming, once again moving from a male to a female God—from Mr. to Mrs. Snelling, case in hand. Great! One might think this good news—an empathetic woman in charge—but nope. Grunt! For though this change has occurred perennially since First Creation, Mrs. Snelling has recently adopted the notion that Lady Wisdom, a.k.a. Soapy, has meddled too much in both Mr. Snelling’s and her own previous turns
at crowing in the celestial roost. So she decides to exile Lady Wisdom. “Bad Form, extremely Bad Form,” her male counterpart warns as he changes signage to indicate that Mrs. Snelling will become the erstwhile proprietor of The House. Mrs. Snelling remains adamant, and she hatches a plot to kidnap Lady Wisdom (Soapy). “Bad Form, extremely Bad Form,” Mr. Snelling repeats, only to receive Mrs. Snelling’s cold glare Tom C. Powder, Mrs. Snelling’s favorite cat, will head the innovative Department of New Education, which will replace both Soapy and her changeling sister Alexandra, a.k.a. Pluck.
Soapy’s uncle, that infamous whiskey-drinking, rhyme-making, belly-crawling snake, hatches a counter-plot to hide Soapy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U. S. A., during football season. There, he’s convinced, no one will ever (ever!) dream of searching out Lady Wisdom. He enlists Billy Wise, a computer science geek working at the University in Tuscaloosa, who must travel to “The House” by jumping into a claw foot bathtub on his farm’s pond. There, with good luck and good friends, Billy and Soapy work with their allies Alexandra and Uncle Bogus to outwit Mrs. Snelling. But the cost might be too great for any of them.
TALES OF SLEY HOUSE 2022
Edited by T. Williamson
New fiction by Michael Gray Baughan, Sharon Cabana, Edna Cartwright, Frank Coffman, Judith Crow, Catherine Fields, Hannah Gilchrist, KC Grifant, Curtis Harrell, JD Keown, Katerini Koraki, Ryan Love, Karl Lykken, Erik McHatton, Jen Mieresch, TM Morgan, Justin Moritz, J. Rohr, Shelagh Smith, Tiffany Stewart, and Benjamin Thomas.
Thirty years ago, Everett Grant took his infant son Hank and fled rural Alabama to forge a better life, leaving behind a long trail of drug abuse and crime.
All is well with their new lives in West Palm until Hank gets badly injured in a car accident. To deal with the pain, he abuses opiates, sliding into full-blown addiction. Hank starts robbing dope houses to feed his habit, putting him in the crosshairs of a sadistic enforcer.
The enforcer’s methods are the stuff of lore. Rumors about his appearance ring of myth: he has night-black eyes under tangles of scars on his head. He takes people out to the Everglades, maims them, remakes them into taxidermied trophies.
The common thread: once he takes you out there, no one sees you again.
Pulled back into the underworld, Everett is on a collision course with this deranged man. Worse, his past is there waiting for him.
THE CARTOGRAPHY DOOR
Beneath her dreams, there is a place called, "The Tunnel," and it connects everything. Only Sarah can leave the tunnel to other dreams, and only Sarah can enter. That is, until the coins appeared.
Now the place where she's hidden from a haunted past for years is being invaded, terrorized, and overcome by a great and writhing shadow that is hungry for the coins Sarah holds in her hand.
Through a series of reflective conversations and a string of visceral hallucinations, Sarah must unravel the strange story of her own death to reveal the shadow's obsession with her life -- in doing so, she will learn that even her own past has things to hide.