Sunday, January 6, 2019

DAY 10 OF ANNOUNCING! Table of Contents for: POP THE CLUTCH: THRILLING TALES OF ROCKABILLY, MONSTERS, AND HOT ROD HORROR

I’ll be posting all contributors here, one-a-day, to reveal the table of contents for the latest anthology that I’ve created: Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror, to be published by Dark Moon Books on January 14, 2019!

DAY 10 of 18: Lisa Morton

1.
Seanan McGuire presents “The Golden Girls of Fall”
2.
Weston Ochse presents “Sea Lords of the Columbia”
3.
Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale present “Tremble”
4.
Gary Phillips presents “The Demon of the Track”
5.
Jason Starr presents “Outlawed Ink”
6.
Nancy Holder presents “We Might Be Giants”
7.
Duane Swierczynski presents “Universal Monster”
8.
David J. Schow presents “Draggers”
9.
John M. Floyd presents “The Starlite Drive-In”
10.
Lisa Morton presents “Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show”

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EXCERPT:

       . . . Doc was in the dressing room, relaxing for a few moments with a paper cup of bourbon. He figured he’d need it to get through this show.
      Sam poked his head in. “Good news—the flyers worked, because the line to get in is around the block!”
      “That’s good. Thanks, Sam.”
      Sam ducked back out, leaving Doc alone. He sipped his bourbon, enjoying the few moments of peace before what he thought would be an unusually raucous show. As the ghostmaster, he always tried to stir up belief with an opening speech about “contact from the Great Beyond,” and “we cannot always control the spirits, so don’t be surprised if you feel a tap on your shoulder and there’s no one there.” But like nearly all professional magicians, Doc was a lifelong skeptic. He knew other folks wanted—no, needed—to believe in things like magic and ghosts, and he was happy to fulfill that need even if he’d never shared it.
      That’s what he was thinking when the lights went out.
       “Oh, for God’s sake,” Doc grumbled, figuring that the old Rialto’s wiring hadn’t been checked in a long time.
      Something vaguely iridescent appeared at the corner of his vision. He turned to look, could just make out a glowing mass floating near the ceiling in one corner. As he watched, the wavering, oblong shape began to move slowly across the room . . .

Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show by Lisa Morton

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ABOUT:
LISA MORTON

LISA MORTON is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and award-winning prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening”. She is the author of four novels and more than 130 short stories, a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, and a world-class Halloween expert. She co-edited (with Ellen Datlow) the anthology Haunted Nights; other recent releases include Ghosts: A Haunted History and the collection The Samhanach and Other Halloween Treats. Lisa lives in Los Angeles.

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PREORDER NOW FOR THIS AND 17 OTHER TALES OF THRILLING FUN AND IMAGINATION!!

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror

A fitting tribute to the 1950s with this 18-story compendium of hot rods, rock ’n’ roll, and creature features come to life.” —Publishers Weekly







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