After Hurricane Zelda has wiped out New York, a handful of stragglers try to survive.
Sabrina Schrader has always had body image issues. Growing up in a hoarder’s household, she dealt with the stress by comfort eating and getting bigger and bigger. Now an adult, she goes home during the holidays to help her mother with an annual cleanup. Something strange happens there, though, and Sabrina starts dropping weight rapidly with hardly any work on her part. Now she has the perfect body—the only problem is the new diet she craves.
A zombie coloring book adventure for ghoulish hacks to color and chillax! The zombie apocalypse has come to New York City, but that won’t keep the Scheiner sisters down! They’re on a mission to make their dinner party dreams come true, or die trying!!! It’s a hilarious bucket of giggles and guts, perfect for all you horror nuts!!!
Memoirs of Meanness will make you laugh one minute and break your heart the next. In this utterly relatable collection of both fiction and nonfiction, professional writers and high school students alike open up about their experiences with both being mean and being other people’s targets. The result: an intensely personal look at how mean behavior evolves throughout our lives.
From a city and state that have witnessed all manner of menace—from serial killers and corrupt political machines to natural disasters and terrorist attacks—come twenty-four visions of dread from New York horror authors—all to benefit the next generation of New York writers. Presenting stories set in New York locations, A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT gathers tales by new and established writers who give voice to New York’s everyday fears, macabre mysteries, and worst nightmares.
To help New York’s rich literary tradition endure into the future, the authors, editors, and publisher of A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT pledge to contribute all proceeds to New York City’s Girls Write Now non-profit organization, which pairs at-risk teen women interested in writing with professional writing and career mentors. Find out more at http://www.girlswritenow.org.
In this anthology of weird fiction, twenty-two authors who found the Yellow Sign share their harrowing visions of worlds shaped by its influence in stories and poems inspired by Robert W. Chambers’s foundational works of weird horror. From the personal to the historic, from the macabre to the fantastic, the stories and poems gathered here illuminate new, unexpected realities shaped by the King in Yellow, under the sway of the Yellow Sign, or in the grip of madnesses inspired by their power.
Robert W. Chambers’s classic work of weird fiction, The King in Yellow (1895), contained two stories that have exercised wide influence in the genre. “The Repairer of Reputations” introduced the world to The King in Yellow, a play in two acts, banned for its reputed power to drive mad anyone who reads its complete text. Another story, “The Yellow Sign,” used the experiences of an artist and his model to elaborate on the mythos of the Yellow King, the Yellow Sign, and their danger to all who encounter them. In those tales Chambers crafted fascinating glimpses of a cosmos populated by conspiracies, government-sanctioned suicide chambers, haunted artists, premonitions of death, unreliable narrators—and dark, enigmatic occurrences tainted by the alien world of Carcosa, where the King rules in his tattered yellow mantle. In Carcosa, black stars rise and Cassilda and Camilla speak and sing. In Carcosa, eyes peer from within pallid masks to gaze across Lake Hali at the setting of twin suns.