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THE LAST STOP – Ghosts, Spirits, and Specters: Volume 2

The Last Stop | TS Alan | Ghosts, Spirits, and Specters: Volume 2

“THE LAST STOP” is a bizarre and harrowing tale of a train trip gone wrong, taken by four friends as their last hurray before college. They’ll wish they never got off!

Ghosts, Spirits, and Specters: Volume 2 is second volume in HellBound Books Publishing’s popular anthology series is a superlative collection of fifteen spine-chilling, marrow-icing ghost stories that will have you hiding beneath the covers and reaching for the comfort of your nightlight’s glow.

Snippet from my story, “The Last Stop”:

Stepping off the train car and onto the platform the two were greeted by a sky that had an eerie sepia glow to it. Weston could only compare it to a scene from the movie Blade Runner 2049. He looked down the platform. Tara and Kyle were standing face-to-face...

World War Dead

World War Dead by TS Alan


World War Dead was never intended to be a novel. My original idea was to write five stories as short novellas — Battle of the Dead, Night of the Living Tokyo Dead, Escape from the Dead, Queen of the Dead, and War of the Dead — set in different locales around the world that would connect to each other. They would connect not only in theme but also with the characters. The ones that survived were to be in the final novella.

However, by the time I began work on the fourth story, my editor suggested I instead turn the stories into a novel. He also suggested that I not include Night of the Living Tokyo Dead because it contained too much dark comedy and no longer fit the tone of the other stories...

What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1)

Lit Select’s What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1)

15 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Tales

I wrote “To Serve and Protect” a few years back, but could not find a magazine or an anthology that would accept it. It wasn’t a reflection on my writing, rather a reflection on the story’s length. The word count on “To Serve and Protect” is short of being a true short story, so all my publishing queries came back as does not meet the publisher’s requirement.

Last month I was searching open submission calls for shorts, when I came upon Lit Select’s call for an upcoming anthology entitled What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1) As I read the submission word minimum, I once again saw I was short on the word count...