Haunted burial grounds where the dead come back; a demonic force born of mankind thriving in the outskirts of space; a sadistic abuela with a dark secret; the undead of winter coming back for their former captor; two men discover a mystery in the wilderness; a wondering showman just wants a little respect; four hunters go in search of a Big Game only to discover they are the ones being hunted…

Onyx Neon Shorts Horror Collection is an annual anthology that celebrates one of literature’s most popular forms. Featuring seven up-and-coming stars of the horror genre from all over the globe, satisfying your need for wicked tales of the bizarre, weird, and unexplainable.

Edited once again by Jeffrey P. Martin, former Head Editor of Onyx Neon Shorts and guiding force behind last year’s Onyx Neon Shorts Horror Collection 2015, and many other books.

Chestnut Hill by Joseph Rubas
A group of people are besieged by demonic beings on a cursed, remote hilltop.

The Corners Have Arms by Jeremy Hepler
When Sophie’s ex-husband doesn’t return their twin daughters after their week-long visit with him, she fears the worst. Maybe he’s kidnapped them, taken them across the border, or worse. She goes looking for her children. If she finds them, will it be worse than she possibly ever imagine? And will she ever make it back?

The Case of Yuri Zaystev by S. L. Edwards
Yuri Zaystev has a thankless job: driving the victims of Stalin’s purges into the darkness of the Arctic. One night, something goes horribly wrong. Yuri Zaystev, gulag guard and proud supporter of the purges, finds himself the victim of a violence he helped unleashed.

Sweetie by Michelle Ann King
A travelling showman and his demonic companion teach their latest audience a little respect.

Failsafe by Karen Bovenmyer
Space salvager Kira hates dead bodies. When she finds a lost colony ship, ripe with corpses and a huge finder’s payoff, she’s happy to report the location and leave well enough alone—until she receives a distress call from a little girl trapped aboard.

Partisan by Brit Jones
Four big game hunters enter the deep woods of a war torn country in search game. It isn’t long before they realize that it is they who are being hunted.

The Marked Men by Ben Stallwood
Two men, one recently bereaved, go on a hiking trip in a Norwegian forest. This tale of suicide and loss will leave you breathless and unnerved.

Product Categories: All, Ben Stallwood, Brit Jones, Collections, Horror, Jeremy Hepler, Joseph Rubas, Karen Bovenmyer, Michelle Ann King, and S.L. Edwards.

Fans of horror will be delighted by the the dark delicacies in this collection of horror’s up-and-coming stars. “Onyx Neon Shorts Presents: Horror Collection – 2015” brings together tales of horror from authors all over the world. These stories are about haunted houses, obsession, insanity, cults, the unexplainable repetition of goddess worship, and the psychological and physical terror that only humans can inflict. This collection celebrates one of literature’s most popular forms of fiction by bringing together horror writers from all over the world, offering a unique vision of the genre.

Edited by Jacob Michael King (author of Postmortem) and Jeffrey P. Martin (Head Editor of Onyx Neon Shorts). This is the first in a yearly horror collection series.

In this collection you will find:

Ellie Hill by MJ Wesolowski
A late-night excursion leads three students to the cursed village of Ellie Hill, where they discover that disrespecting a place’s painful past carries a terrible price.

82 Rungs by Brit Jones
It seemed like a routine sewage job. Now two men find themselves isolated from their employers, with no escape from the subterranean labyrinth in which they work. And the environment is undergoing subtle, disturbing changes…

What Little Remains by Franklin Charles Murdock
Seamus hides a secret in the back of his barn in Palmer, Kansas. Little does he know that the dead have desires of their own—Seamus isn’t the only one with murder on his mind.

Insanity by Jackie Woodard
Vanessa and her doctor try to get to the bottom of her seemingly harmless delusions.

Something Nasty in the Woodshed by Tracy Fahey
Here we find a twist on a classic horror trope. The title is a wink to the famous line from Stella Gibbons’ 1932 novel, Cold Comfort Farm.

Up In The Window by Elizabeth Myrrdin
A woman seeks to satisfy her nagging obsession. Sometimes knowledge breeds not power, but lasting dread.

Sylvia’s Pictures by DJ Tyrer
After the arrival of her new baby brother, Sylvia starts drawing pictures of the Raggedy man. Is it a cry for attention, or do the pictures hold something more sinister?

The Guard by B.T. Joy
Harry, night guard at the Metropolitan Museum, becomes increasingly curious about one of its exhibits. But what begins as idle interest soon escalates into a dangerous obsession.

Sacrificial Version by Jeremy Thompson
A door sprouts from the floor, accessible to a single sojourner. Beneath it, concrete steps descend to a subterranean nightclub filled with bizarre celebrants.

The Man Who Left No Footprints in The Snow by Matt Tveter
One cold winter morning, an elderly woman receives an unexpected visitor.

The Lake House by Joseph Rubas
After losing his wife to cancer, novelist Jim Conner retreats to a cabin in the mountains of Vermont.

Cold Harbour by Ro McNulty
A social worker begins to suspect that there is someone else living in her client’s house.

Product Categories: All, Anthology, Collections, and Horror.  Product Tags: Horror and Horror Collection.

Product Categories: Aaron M. Wilson, All, Horror, and Individual Shorts.

The Future. A popular young president is murdered before she can deliver a major policy address. Our hero, David, heads a Federal anti-terror unit charged with finding out who pulled the proverbial trigger and why. While closing in on those responsible, David commits an unthinkable crime and is sent to Botany Bay, an off-world penal colony.
Lightyears away from Earth, David finally uncovers the horrible truth behind the assassination and must fight his way back home to expose a vast conspiracy.

Product Categories: All, Individual Shorts, Rylend Grant & Dikran Ornekian, and Sci-Fi.

DEAD is the tale of a Ranger named Mort, at the end of the world, searching for the lost son of old friends. Mort arrives in Faithmore, a city where the living and the monstrous coexist in relative peace, and anti-dead Rangers like Mort are not welcome. He’s on a mission to find Joseph, the abandoned and orphaned son of old friends, who’s now grown into a callous and distant young man with a dead-end job. Mort’s violent end and the meager revelations he thrusts on Joseph are enough to push the young man into caring about his dying world, knowing himself, and those who call him friend.

Product Categories: All, Individual Shorts, Sci-Fi, and Thomas Gumbel.

Mars once teemed with life and death long before Earth did. Rhone is a mixed-blood war slave, the offspring of a sorcerer and half-demon. Shunned by his fellow slaves, he sees little reason to co-exist with them and fight the battles of his masters. In fact, he sees little reason not to launch a suicidal attack on them.

Darkness in the Flame introduces the character of “Rhone” who is the main character in “Rhone (The Marsii Saga),” published in 2011.

Product Categories: All, Fantasy, Individual Shorts, and John A. Karr.

Postmortem is a bleak little slice of Southern Gothic. It is a story of greed, violence and cosmic justice, told through the eyes of a boy whose father can raise the dead.
The unnamed father and son at its heart make a living by catering to desperate souls. Those brave enough (and with enough cash on hand) bring bodies for resurrection. Potential customers are warned, however, that the miracle they seek is against the natural order, and that there are spiritual forces to punish those who might supplant it.

Product Categories: All, Horror, Individual Shorts, and Jacob Michael King.

This is the complete collection of Onyx Neon Shorts stories from 2014, plus three poems by Seattle-based poet Nikolus Cook, and an additional stories from Aaron M. Wilson, Fred McGavran, and Jonthan Hansen. In this collection we have 16 stories that show a wide swath of human nature. These stories encompass everything from: super villains to the end of the world and the last bookstores that dwell there; to a gumshoe in the city to the tale of a boy and his search for something lost in history. These are stories about people and places—the things that shape us.

This collection is everything we’ve been working on for the last year. For us it’s the culmination of a year’s work. For the writers it’s more than that. It’s the unveiling of something that they hold near to their hearts. These stories are so good, and I can’t wait for you to read them.

As a project Onyx Neon Shorts is simple. One monthly short story release from authors of any genre, gender, sexual orientation, or subject matter. Quality of content, not specific genres. If a short work is well written, if it makes you feel something, if it touches on something true about human nature, the world, or life we will probably like it. .

In this collection we have 16 examples that show a part of human nature:

Three Poems by Nik Cook
– 100 Words on a Tablet of Acetaminophen
– Meteor—
– His Own Idiom

Three stories by Laura Spain
– Our Final Crash
– The Melody of the Willow’s Memory
– Orion’s Belt

Two stories by Gary Gray
– The Tangletown Tailor
– River Don’t Run

Two stories by Jonathan Hansen
– Harris
– Billy Torch Takes a Beating

Two stories by Fred McGavran
– Battlefield, Indiana
– Devil’s Mill

One story by David Oppegaard
– Breakneck Cove

One story by Ben Solomon
– The Hard-Boiled Detective 69 Statement No. 1: Pierre-Louis Leblanc

Two stories by Aaron M. Wilson
– The Paperless Doctrine of 2152
– The MoPac Trail

Product Categories: Aaron M. Wilson, All, Ben Solomon, Collections, David Oppegaard, Fred McGavran, Gary Gray, Jonathan Hansen, Laura Spain, and Nik Cook.

Product Categories: All, Ben Solomon, Individual Shorts, and Mystery.

Books. They have weight. They have soul. They transport data from author to reader, slowly. They can even burn. But they can’t generate revenue in the suggestive ad market. What good is a object when it can’t embed the desire for a fish sandwich directly into the psyche of the user. No good at all. The book must die.

Aaron M. Wilson explores the last book store in the world.

Product Categories: Aaron M. Wilson, All, and Individual Shorts.  Product Tags: Sci Fi.