I posted a few weeks ago that the newest Bloody Parchment anthology of short stories, Beachfront Starter Home, Good Bones was forthcoming. I can now announce that it’s available to buy!
My story is ‘Something Wicked This Way Slithered’, and is set in wartime Britain. It features a creepy mummy in a dank country house who is not exactly what she appears – well it is one of my short stories!
The anthology also includes stories by Liam Kruger, Michelle Barry, Chris Limb, Morgen Knight, Arno Hunter, Abigail Godsell, Matt Hayward, Doreen Perrine, Monique Snyman, Joshua de Kock and Ruth Browne.
Short stories can be a wonderful introduction
There’s something quite comforting about an anthology – I like to think of them as samplers. You get the opportunity to discover a writer you might never have found, or you can enjoy more work by a writer you already know you like. Even if you don’t like a story, there’s another one straight after it that might be more to your taste.
It was through his short stories that I discovered Neil Gaiman, and I’ve also encountered new writers by reading anthologies myself. I’ve gone on to read their novels, something I might not have done if I hadn’t read their short stories first.
So if you’re looking for a new read, and you’re willing to give up-and-coming writers a chance, then try Bloody Parchment: Beachfront Starter Home, Good Bones. If you do enjoy it, consider leaving a review – the writers will love you for it, and it’ll help other readers find it on Amazon!