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This edition of the Cafe Macabre series features my story Luxury #35.

Maryann is a responsible woman who has always followed the rules. She goes to work early and stays late when the boss asks. With a tough boss like Fred Winkle it seems she's staying late more and more. After a nasty comment from Fred, Maryann decides to make a change. She's tired of being a boring nobody. So she heads down to Miss Temmpy's shop and stumbles across a bottle of Luxury #35. But this intoxicating scent could change her into a sultry Bombshell who looks good enough to die for.  

Cafe Macabre II is the second installment in the Cafe Macabre series. it is a collection of horror short stories and art by women edited by Leah McNaughton Lederman.

"13 Writers. 13 Artists. All women. 

 

Women's horror is different.

 

When I asked women to write about what they fear, wht came out in this second book is a series of dark stories about isolation, grief, anxiety, loss, regret, dystopia, uncertain futures, unrequited love . . . 

. . . Murder . . . 

. . . and the occasional bloody massacre.

The themes may be universal, but the way these women write about them is unique, terrifying, and haunting."

Leah McNaughton Lederman


 

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Jimmy is a spoiled little boy who always gets his way. After throwing a tantrum, he convinces his mother to buy him a life-like toy castle. But strange things start to happen once the castle is delivered. Now Jimmy regrets asking for the castle and his decision has come back to haunt him. 

From Scout Media comes A Haunting of Words—the third volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

In this installation, the reader will experience a multi-genre journey beyond traditional haunts; from comedy, to drama, fantasy, romance, and horror, these stories put eclectic spins on the every-day ghost tale. Whether you are running from the ghost of a vengeful mother, falling in love with an apparition, touring with a deceased famous musician, saving a newborn from a possessed crib, or having a specter cat as a sidekick, these stories of hauntings and apparitions will warm your heart, send shivers down your spine, and tickle your funny bone.

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.​

Violet is a bitter old woman who will stop at nothing to win. She stumbles across a strange green house and purchases seed for her garden. Little does she know what nightmare she is planting.

 

From Scout Media comes A Journey of Words—the second volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

In this installation, the authors will lead the reader to destinations unknown; from the heartbreak of driving to visit a loved one for the last time, to the far-reaches of outer space, to mysterious islands inhabited by long-forgotten spirits. You will learn how deadly a trip to a greenhouse can be, the perils involved in delivering the mail, and a hard lesson about how shiny new Volkswagen Beetles should not be trusted. These stories of traveling and journeys will touch your heart, send shivers down your spine, and make you root for the underdog. 

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story. Buy from Scout Media and get the companion CD, featuring songs picked by the authors.

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