Monday, December 5, 2016

DAY 20 OF ANNOUNCING! Table of Contents for: +HORROR LIBRARY+ Volume 6

I’ll be unhurriedly posting all contributors here, one-a-day, to reveal the T.O.C. for this latest anthology volume that I edited for +HORROR LIBRARY+, to be published by Farolight Publishing (Cutting Block Books) in April, 2017.

DAY 20 of 27: Connor de Bruler

JG Faherty presents “The H Train”
Edward M. Erdelac presents “Hear The Eagle Scream”
Rebecca J. Allred presents “Mother’s Mouth, Full of Dirt”
Jay Caselberg presents “The Ride”
John M. Floyd presents “The Red-Eye to Boston”
Tom Johnstone presents “Oldstone Gardens”
Bentley Little presents “The Plumber”
Darren O. Godfrey presents “D.U.I.”
Carole Johnstone presents “Better You Believe”
David Tallerman presents “Casualty of Peace”
Kathryn E. McGee presents “The Creek Keepers’ Lodge”
Jeffrey Ford presents “Five Pointed Spell”
Sean Eads presents “Predestination’s a Bitch”
Dean H. Wild presents “The Gaff”
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime presents “The Night Truck”
C. Michael Cook presents “The Night Crier”
Josh Rountree presents “Snowfather”
Jayani C. Senanayake presents “Kalu Kumaraya (My Dark Prince)”
Marc E. Fitch presents “The Starry Crown”
20. Connor de Bruler presents “Il Mostro”


…“No good cigarettes in Italy. Only in Germany and France.”
“And Russia.”
Earl blows smoke out the side of his mouth.
“A Russian cigarette is a fine cigarette, my friend.”
Oui, mon frère.
The Frenchman lights the American cigarette with a cheap lighter and inhales.
“This is good too. The filter is hard.”
“Yeah, they make ’em thick. In the U.S. jet pilots like to bite down on the filter while they’re flying.”
“Yeah, it’s a good smoke. Thank you, my friend.”
“Thank you,” Earl says. “Everybody’s so damn friendly in Europe.”
The Frenchman chuckles. “This, I’m afraid, is not true. You are lucky. Very lucky. You will see. There is a . . . ” He waves his free hand around as if to grab the thought. “A . . . a badness in Europe. There is a lot of bad ideas.”
Ouais! Préscisément!” He points at Earl in excitement. “They hate Americans. You are American soldier. This is horrible for you, no?”…

Il Mostro by Connor de Bruler
ABOUT: Connor de Bruler

Connor de Bruler was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and lived most of his life in Nuremberg, Germany and Greenville, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Winthrop University. The only copy of his first hand-written novel was stolen and thrown over the Washington Avenue Bridge into the Mississippi River by an acquaintance at the University of Minnesota. Since then, he has published two novels, Tree Black and The Mountain Devils with a small California publisher, Montag Press. He is twenty-six years old and currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina, with his fiancée, visual artist, Courtney Niskala.

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