J.M. Payer vs. Hannah Sears

Another round of Write Club Fight Club pits me against JM Payer–so vote for your favorite!

Write Club Fight Club


Please take a moment to look at both fighters, which one appeals to you more. The titles will link you to their story. Fighters names are removed to try and even out any odds and are reflected in no particular order. Feel free to add comments below for their improvement, as well as the improvement of WCFC. Don’t forget to tell us who won!


Vocabulary Lesson


Dreams and Reality


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JESSICA – Part One

Jessica Week is here!! You’ve probably always wondered–WHO IS JESSICA B. BELL? Now’s your chance to find out!

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“She’s gone,” I cried, running carelessly up the creaky basement stairs. If I wasn’t careful, I could trip and break my neck.

“Who?” Penny asked. My niece had been ignoring my frantic behaviour for the past half hour, but she finally broke her silence.

“Jessica,” I said. “She’s just… gone.”

There are rumours that I keep a writer trapped in my basement, chained to a chair, writing stories by candlelight in her own blood on dirty yellowed parchment, but I assure you, those rumours are exaggerations, darlings. Jessica is and always was here of her own free will. She’s a strange one, I’ll give you that, but I didn’t abuse her. You have to believe me.

“Where would she go?” Penny wondered. “I mean, does she have any family, or friends, or…”

I looked at Penny as if to ask what she was thinking, or rather, to remember who…

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Cristin Harber vs. Jonas Lee

Vote for the next round of stories on Write Club Fight Club — Delta: Revenge and Little Gods !!

Write Club Fight Club


Please take a moment to look at both fighters, which one appeals to you more. The titles will link you to their story. Fighters names are removed to try and even out any odds and are reflected in no particular order. Feel free to add comments below for their improvement, as well as the improvement of WCFC. Don’t forget to tell us who won!


 Little Gods


Delta: Revenge


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Hannah Sears vs. Jeyna Grace

My story is up against one by Jeyna Grace over at Write Club Fight Club–for this round, stories had to start with “It began last fall in the woods” and deal with the theme of revenge. The entries are anonymous, so read each piece and vote in the handy poll!

Write Club Fight Club


Please take a moment to look at both fighters, which one appeals to you more. The titles will link you to their story. Fighters names are removed to try and even out any odds and are reflected in no particular order. Feel free to add comments below for their improvement, as well as the improvement of WCFC. Don’t forget to tell us who won!


 The Duffle Bag


Crescent City


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RELEASE: Voices from the Gloom – Volume 2

Hey look, my name is in lights! Or in print…which is better, actually!

The Sirens Song

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of:

Voices from the Gloom – Volume 2

VFTG_V2_FrontCover_forPublicityOur Voices from the Gloom series is an eclectic collection of tales that will echo in your mind, making you question what is real and what isn’t.

In this second volume, you’ll encounter ten stories that will send icy shivers down your spine. It includes tales of two brothers who find an opening into another world behind their grandparent’s home; a reporter sent to investigate a haunted house only to find out it holds a more nefarious secret; and the story of a woman searching for her lover but when she doesn’t find him, the tale takes a demented twist.

Get lost in the different voices, let their horrific nature speak to you from the spaces between the shadows. Allow them to get into your head and wring the marrow from your soul…

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It’s Aliiiiiiiiiive

Siren’s Call Publications has just released their newest anthology– Voices From the Gloom Volume II –featuring yours truly! Check out my story and the amazing work by the other authors and creators of the anthology along with the other work produced by Siren’s Call!

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© Siren’s Call Publications

Voices from the Gloom – Volume 2

Our Voices from the Gloom series is an eclectic collection of tales that will echo in your mind, making you question what is real and what isn’t.

In this second volume, you’ll encounter ten stories that will send icy shivers down your spine. It includes tales of two brothers who find an opening into another world behind their grandparent’s home; a reporter sent to investigate a haunted house only to find out it holds a more nefarious secret; and the story of a woman searching for her lover but when she doesn’t find him, the tale takes a demented twist.

Get lost in the different voices, let their horrific nature speak to you from the spaces between the shadows. Allow them to get into your head and wring the marrow from your soul…

Contributing Authors:
Maynard Blackoak, Carson Buckingham, Alex Clarke, Kevin Holton, DW Gillespie, Erik Gustafson, Jacob Lambert, Patrick O’Neill, Hannah Sears, and J.T. Seate

Available for purchase at:
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US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany | Italy | Spain | France | Brazil | Japan | India | Mexico
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Self-Medicating

This is beautifully haunting and poignant—might be a rough read for some, so proceed with caution.

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early the pills pushed keys to open doors
behind which a voice huddled cringing in dim light

others brightened hues of lipstick roses crumbled in the rain
before a mower cut their muddy graves

or heightened flavors of coffee & tobacco
with sweet syrup from a lover’s breath

they performed surgeries
to remove nails bullets thumbprints from the brain

I didn’t realize I took so many tablets
to control my peripatetic wanderings

to sit still as I talked or wrote the nonsense that delights
the nougat in the meat of the milk chocolate

later I swallowed amber bottles plastic lids &
all to rid myself of myself

to forgive the devil gnawing my arm &
the god who stood there laughing at the wounds

oh how those capsules erased the lines blotted tastes
blurred the perfumed pages lost in some Dead Letter office

I couldn’t sing without my dose of…

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