Sunday, January 13, 2019

DAY 17 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 17 of 18: Will Viharo

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”
11.
Bill Pronzini presents “Hot Babe”
12.
Yvonne Navarro presents “The Prom Tree”
13.
Steve Perry presents “I’m with the Band”
14.
Max Allan Collins and Matthew V. Clemens present “Mystery Train: An Arcane Investigation”
15.
Jeff Strand presents “Lab Experiment Turf War”
16.
Amelia Beamer presents “The She-Creature”
17.
Will Viharo presents “Fish out of Water”

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EXCERPT:

       . . . Before Frank noticed someone else was in the room, he’d shoved Julie to the ground and slammed the door behind.
       “What the hell do you think—” he began, then stopped short when he saw Phinn rise behind the desk, bristling and clenching his giant hands into fists.
      Frank’s jaw fell open. A little gasp escaped, before he composed himself enough to demand, “Who the hell are you?”
       “This is my friend, Phinn,” Julie said confidently, standing back up. “I brought him along to make sure you don’t try any funny business. Not that I’m joking, either. Now give me my money, we’ll leave, and you’ll never see us again.”
       “’Zat so?” Frank said, his gaze still deadlocked with Phinn’s, even as his knees knocked.
      “Yeah,” Julie responded resolutely.
      Frank seemed to strain in his efforts not to break, but he lost that brief showdown of wills fast enough against Phinn. Frank went to the wall safe, spun the knob, opened it, and removed a stack of bills, tossing it at Julie with contempt.
      “Lucky you caught me in a good mood,” Frank said.
       “Yeah, you’re a real jovial Gus.”
       “Take your pet monster and that smart mouth and get the hell out of my sight.”. . .

—“ Fish out of Water” by Will Viharo

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ABOUT:
WILL VIHARO

WILL “THE THRILL” VIHARO is a pulp fiction author, cat daddy, dog walker, and lounge lizard at large. For many years he was the producer and programmer of the cult movie cabaret Thrillville, featuring classic B films in 35mm with live burlesque acts all around the Bay Area and beyond, which he presented with his wife, Monica “Tiki Goddess” Cortes Viharo. Currently he is host and organizer of Noir at the Bar Seattle. His “gonzo grindhouse” novels include A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge, Freaks That Carry Your Luggage Up to the Room, Lavender Blonde, Down a Dark Alley, Chumpy Walnut, and Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me. Swing by his cyber pad anytime for virtual cocktails at www.thrillville.net.

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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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