Joan Childs Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Joan Childs is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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Book Brief: 809 Jacob Street

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by Marty Young
Genre: Horror/Suspense
Word count: 45,421

Parkton is a dangerous town, full of dark secrets, and 14-year old Byron James finds himself stranded there. To make matters worse, his two new friends – his only friends – turn out to be class rejects with an unhealthy interest in monsters. They want to discover the truth to the infamous monster house at number 809 Jacob Street, and Byron is soon caught up in their game.

Joey Blue is an old bluesman who fell into his songs and couldn’t find his way out again. Now he’s one of the Gutterbreed, a slinking shifting shadow haunting the town’s too-numerous alleys. When an old dead friend comes begging for help, Joey’s world is torn apart. He is forced to stare down the man he has become in order to rescue the man he once was – and there is only one place he can do that.

The house on Jacob Street calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door?

809 Jacob Street is available at and Amazon UK.

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Spooky Reads for Halloween

stephen king IT coverIn celebration of Halloween, let’s salute good old spooky reads.

In the comments below, please tell us about your favorite scary book. Please do it as follows:

Title: IT
Author: Stephen King
Why: One word: CLOWNS

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