Literature & Fiction

September 19, 2018

Instafrights

"Instafrights: Short horror stories for the busy gentle(wo)man" by John Loc

| Instagram | What scares you the most? Is it the things that go bump in the night? The evil hiding behind a façade of respectability? Or perhaps existential despair? No matter what makes your skin crawl, John Loc has you covered. Instafrights brings to you some of John Loc’s best short stories, all in a rigorously non-linear order and written in the haunting, unnerving style that has made him a hit on social media. Pick a title, step back from the daily grind for a minute, and get ready to immerse yourself in a universe where serial killers compare notes over margaritas, the call of the Abyss is very real, and evil spirits love to toy with their victims. Prepare to be Instafrightened.

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September 17, 2018

Downhome Memories

"Downhome Memories: Picking Cotton For Lunch Money" by Sophia Litman Jeffries

| Website | Facebook | Dowhhome Memories: Picking Cotton For Lunch Money, is a coming of age novel about the children in the Jones’ household growing up during the racially turbulent 1960s'.  Through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Velma Louise Jones, and her family, we experience the complexities and nuances of integration as it weaved its way into the fabric of the Negro community. We watch drama unfold as Velma interacts with her family, friends and community, and picks cotton for the first time to gain a sense of independence. Moreover, we experience the ever-changing life cycles of the large, three-generation extended, Jones’ Family.  What happens when a black family discovers that they share common ancestors with one of the richest white families in town? 

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September 5, 2018

Alone

"Alone" by KD Langford

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | A collection of 43 modern day poetry with illustrations. About The Author: KD Langford is a writer from Manchester, in the United Kingdom.  The story so far:  We all have to begin our journey somewhere in life. For me, it was at primary school when my teacher, Mrs Harvey introduced me Creative Writing and I never looked back. Mrs Harvery was a great inspiration to me, and it soon became my favourite lesson.  The years passed by and I found myself at High School where embraced my writing with the thanks to various teachers no one more so than my English and form teacher, Tony Porter.  I'd write two pages, take it back to him, and he'd say "Right, go and write me some more." That's just what I did. At Culcheth High School there was a building known as 'B-block' it was a three-storey concrete block, and he'd allow us to have free roam of the top floor. I'd go and sit in B-32 which was Miss Harper's R.E room and there I'd write, my first piece, called 'Grey Hall.' And at lunchtimes, Malcolm Smith (RIP) would give up his lunch hour and open up A-17 in A-block which was the I.T room. There I'd sit on one of the many BBC-B computers and writer using 'Interword' an old, but outstanding word processor. At the time there American TV series 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' was being aired in the UK, and I'd sit in A-17 and write a story about Admiral Nelson and Captain Lee Crane. 

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August 29, 2018

Midnight Never Ends

"Midnight Never Ends" by R. Patricia Wayne

In the year 2258, the colonists on Mars discover a repeating broadcast signal coming from Jupiter's moon Europa. Which is a problem. As far as the colonists know, humans have never landed on Europa. A crew of ten people are hastily assembled, and promptly dispatched, to investigate this mystery. Three weeks later, they discover an abandoned research station built over a black pyramid buried in the ice. 17-year-old Samantha Bauer hasn't graduated with her degree in communications yet, but she's been selected for this expedition anyway. No one asked her if she wanted to go, and no one told her why she was selected. She's immature, lonely, prone to fantasies, but that's the least of her problems. There are those who don't want her to return home. Midnight Never Ends is a character-driven science fiction novel where evil may be hidden within a person you know, or it may be buried a mile below the surface of a moon 390 million miles away. And sometimes bravery can be found where you least expect it.

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