SHALLOW CREEK

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This is the tale of a town on the fringes of fear, of ordinary people and everyday objects transformed by terror and madness, a microcosm of the world where nothing is ever quite what it seems. This is a world where the unreal is real, where the familiar and friendly lure and deceive. On the outskirts of civilisation sits this solitary town. Home to the unhinged. Oblivion to outsiders.

Shallow Creek contains twenty-one original horror stories by a chilling cast of contemporary writers, including stories by Sarah Lotz, Richard Thomas, Adrian J Walker, and Aliya Whitely. Told through a series of interconnected narratives, Shallow Creek is an epic anthology that exposes the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the the genre’s core.

Enter…if you dare.

Welcome to Shallow Creek

The Shallow Creek Anthology features the finalists of the 2018 STORGY Short Story Competition and includes additional stories by Sarah Lotz, Richard Thomas and Aliya Whiteley.

Full list list of stories and authors:

DAVE DANVERS’ LAST FORAY INTO ALL THINGS WOO WOO
by J. Stuart Croskell

BEHIND THESE EYES
by Alice Noel

ARROWHEAD
by Daniel Carpenter

THE SOIL OF STONIER HEARTS
by Erik Bergstrom

JANET’S VISION OF LOVE
by Tom Heaton

ANCHOR
by Marion Coleman

BACKWARDS
by Adrian J Walker

SECRET INGREDIENT
by Heather Cuthbertson

DISTRACTION
by Brian Wilson 

AND THE WORLD FADES TO BLACK
by Adam Lock

THE LURID TRANCE
by Gregg Williard

WE LIVE IN DIRT
by Ian Steadman

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNUCKLE BONE
by Allyson Kersel

PENTAMETER
by David Hartley

BLOOD MOON BOB
by Simon Billinton

THE EYES HAVE IT
by Sarah Lotz

THE ALTERATION
by Aliya Whiteley

TIDE
by Nick Adams

THE FULMAR’S CRY
by Andrea Hardaker

STRANGE BREW
by Eleanor Hickey

THE CAGED BIRD SINGS IN A DARKNESS OF ITS OWN CREATION
by Richard Thomas

With accompanying artwork by
Michael To

Cover design by
Crap Panther & Rob Pearce

The 2018 STORGY Short Story Competition was judged by award winning author Naomi Booth (Sealed, Dead Ink Books)

You can find out more about the Shallow Creek Short Story Competition and our successful Kickstarter campaign here:

DISTRACTION
by Brian Wilson 
Winner of the Shallow Short Story Competition

ARROWHEAD
by Daniel Carpenter
Runner-up of the Shallow Creek Short Story Competition

DAVE DANVERS’ LAST FORAY INTO ALL THINGS WOO WOO
by J. Stuart Croskell
Runner-up of the Shallow Creek Short Story Competition

Map of Shallow Creek

Map by HarlotVonCharlotte

Watch a selection of Shallow Creek informercials below:

Silverpine Forest

If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be in for a great surprise!

Mallum Colt, owner and proprietor of ‘Colt’s Curiosity Corner,’ came into possession of a scratched, portable dictation machine. It was found on a tree-stump in the middle of Silverpine Forest – and when he played the tape inside, he found this macabre recording…

In Silverpine forest, there’s much to see and do. There’s the Hanging Tree, a hangout for teens and junkies alike, there’s Arkady Asylum, and more importantly, rumours of beasts and bogeymen lurking among the pine trees during the witching hour.

You’ll never know what you’ll find in Silverpine forest…

Arkady Asylum

Psychologist Ruth Usiskin will see you now…but perhaps it’s best if you take a sedative…you’re looking awfully peaky…

Arkady Asylum was built in the late 1800’s, to provide shelter and care for the mentally unequipped. Rumours have it that Dr. Malcolm Arkady practiced arcane rituals in the basement of the establishment – and presently there’s whispers in town of unethical experiments and abuse of its patients.

Mallum Colt has used every trick in the book to get a glimpse of what goes on inside the asylum…

Krinkles the Klown

It’s the special ingredient that makes Krinkles the greatest cereal treat around! STORGY welcomes you to Shallow Creek, the town of a thousand hollow laughs… Back in the 60’s, The Mayor of Shallow Creek thought giving the town a brand would increase tourism revenue exponentially. Enter Krinkles The Klown – and his own brand of cereal, ‘Krinkles’. Krinkles was a popular attraction for some time and even had his own TV show, but then some of the local kids got sick – upon investigating it was discovered that Krinkles’ secret ingredient was a nutty Aflatoxin – a poisonous and cancer-causing chemical produced by certain molds which grew in the town’s soil – which decayed vegetation, hay, grains and Krinkle’s nuts. Krinkle’s TV show was pulled, and the actor playing the eponymous jester went into hiding. It’s rumoured that when the carnival comes into town once a year, a shabby, elderly man dressed in an old Krinkle’s costume lurks by the tents, ranting incoherently about his favourite cereal. More worryingly though is that he tries to lure kids to his gingerbread house in Old Shallow Creek…Police are on the lookout and if you spot someone matching Krinkle’s description, get in contact straightaway… Please note that STORGY does not hold the copyright for Krinkles cereal or the advert – this has been used as a demonstration for creative purposes.

Colt’s Curiosity Corner

Mallum Colt is the curator and owner of ‘Colt’s Curiosity Corner,’ a museum that presents an incoherent vision of the world displayed through wonder, enclosed in a small shop at the heart of Shallow Creek. Mallum will be the writer’s guide and will be updating the STORGY.com website each week regarding information of the town itself, to help inspire writers. Shallow Creek has encountered its fair share of trouble in the past. From religious zealots that tried to claim ownership of the town back in the late 70’s, to sightings of beasts, freaks and monsters, its own inhabitants are burdened with their own dark secrets. It’s the kind of place that Silent Hill and Innesmouth shudder away from. It’s the town that Rod Serling visited once and came away with an idea for a little known TV show called The Twilight Zone.

HORROR BOOKMARKS – Set of 5
Designed by Amie Dearlove

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EXIT EARTH RED

Twenty-four short stories, exclusive afterwords, interviews, artwork, and more.

From Trumpocalypse to Brexit Britain, brick by brick the walls are closing in. But don’t despair. Bulldoze the borders. Conquer freedom, not fear. EXIT EARTH explores all life – past, present, or future – on, or off – this beautiful, yet fragile, world of ours. Final embraces beneath a sky of flames. Tears of joy aboard a sinking ship. Laughter in a lonely land. Dystopian or utopian, realist or fantasy, horror or sci-fi, EXIT EARTH is yours to conquer.

EXIT EARTH includes the short stories of all fourteen finalists of the STORGY EXIT EARTH Short Story Competition, as judged by critically acclaimed author Diane Cook (Man vs. Nature) and additional stories by award winning authors M R Cary (The Girl With All The Gifts), Toby Litt (Corpsing), James Miller (Lost Boys), Courttia Newland (A Book of Blues), and David James Poissant (The Heaven of Animals), and exclusive artwork by Amie Dearlove, HarlotVonCharlotte, CrapPanther, and cover design by Rob Pearce.

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